BBC Peterborough March 10th 2010

BBC Radio Peterborough news for Wednesday 10th March 2010

Topics: Voyager School applies to become a Co-Operative Trust, aiming to partner with businesses and with other schools. Peterborough United FC win a match. Network Rail think level-crossing safety should be included in the driving test. Peterborough City Council fills 5000 potholes at a reasonable cost per hole thanks to their partnership with Ringway. Today is National No Smoking Day. RAF Wittering perform a Crash and Disaster exercise. Nuclear waste dumping at Kingscliffe: campaigners vow to fight on. Northern Rock’s results out today show a reduction in losses from £1.4 billion to £257 million. Growborough offer their opinion on Opportunity Peterborough, and present their own ideas for regenerating city centre nightlife. Extreme swimmer from Haddon seeks sponsorship for his charity Atlantic swim. Cambridgeshire County Council blame BAM Nuttall for delays to their guided busway scheme. UK Card Association reports a drop in credit and debit card fraud. Flag Fen has been saved by volunteers. Scientists use new DNA technology to discover how the giant elephant bird of Madagascar became extinct. Local newsreader has multiple minor niggles with her KIA car.

Interviewees: Hugh Howe CBE Headteacher Voyager School. Martin Gallagher Head of Community Safety Network Rail. Andy Tatt Peterborough City Council. Serena Singh NHS Peterborough Stop Smoking Team. Group Captain Richard Knighton RAF Wittering Station Commander. John Holdich Peterborough City Cllr. Rowen Squibb Growborough. Dan Martin Extreme Swimmer.

Brands Mentioned:  Network Rail. BAM Nuttall. UK Card Association. KIA. Ringway. Tesco. Bank of China. National Australia Bank. Virgin Money. IKEA.


Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Steve Titman
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Samantha Dalton
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: John Gray
Phones: Kerry Devine