A summary of the final two hours of the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Breakfast Show broadcast on Thursday 6th June 2013. Topics include Peterborough City Council plans for solar and wind energy from converted arable land, Government attempts to maximise occupancy of rented public housing and sightings of celebrities locally.
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07:05 Tuesday 27th December 2011
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
EMILY BALL: The Halifax says that Peterborough is the most affordable area in the South of England for first time house buyers. It is estimated the average property in the city costs nearly four times a first time buyer’s gross annual earnings. With more details, Here’s Dottie Mcleod. (TAPE)
DOTTIE MCLEOD: The bank’s first time buyer review claims that across the East of England only 7% of houses are affordable. That compares to 100% in the North East, and 79% in the East Midlands. A house was deemed to be affordable if it cost less than four times an average first-time buyer’s yearly earnings. The average house in Peterborough therefore only just qualifies for the description, costing 3.98 times an average first time buyer’s gross income.
A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 23rd December 2010.
Peterborough United FC could well sell striker Arron McLean to Hull for £1 million plus.
PREL have signed up with a Malaysian company KNM GROUP BERHAD to build their giant incinerator.
East Coast mainline have admitted that train services between Kings Cross and Edinburgh are not as previously stated back to normal.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 22nd December 2010.
Personally affected by yesterday’s problems on the East Coast Mainline, Stewart Jackson MP attacks poor passenger communications.
A fire in a house in Taverners Road on Monday evening could well be arson.
Farmers are struggling to lift their crops with the ground frozen up. Sprouts are affected.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 21st December 2010.
Industry rumours indicate that Norwich and Peterborough will be fined by the Financial Services Authority for failings related to the failed investment in Keydata.
Norwich and Peterborough have also confirmed that they could be subject to a merger bid, or some other form of outside investment.
Cambridgeshire Police report a fall in overall crime with some categories up and others down.
According to a Peterborough travel company airports and railway stations are starting to get a grip on the situation regarding delays and backlogs currently being experienced.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Monday 20th December 2010.
Damage to overhead power lines left passengers stranded at Peterborough train station yesterday and complaining that communications were inadequate.
Staff from Peterborough City Council, NHS Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Police and Victim Support are being given lessons in Polish and Lithuanian to help them do their job.
Retailers are targeting shoplifters in Peterborough city centre with the help of a radio link.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 16th December 2010.
Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson says that yesterday’s woeful SATs results for Peterborough, with so many schools failing to meet the required standard, probably indicate a systemic failure within the Education Department at Peterborough City Council. Leader Marco Cereste blames the influx of immigrants, and says that new initiatives are in hand to rectify the problem.
Councillors from two of the Neighbourhood Council areas say that the Council Leader’s initiative is failing and that residents have minimal interest and no faith in Council’s willingness to devolve powers. Leader Marco Cereste rejects the argument, reports that in his area as many as 15 or even 20 people turn up to meetings, and says that one or both of the councillors raising the issue may have a personal axe to grind.
Yaxley Parish Council is fighting to save the Community Shop and prevent the reorganisation of the library. They suggest that the desired savings could be made by amalgamating the service.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 15th December 2010.
A lot of discussion today about KS2 SATs results, which cast Peterborough in a bad light. The conclusions were that SATs are an extremely divisive measure of performance, that schools can turn out well-rounded human beings without topping the league tables, and that academic success depends to a very large part on parental involvement.
EEDA have put together some funding to install electric car charging posts in this region. These are early days for electric vehicle take-up, so it remains to be seen how far this will be welcomed by the public, when electric car purchase costs are so very high, and the technology itself has yet to be a proven solution to modern day needs.
The Government will cut more from Peterborough’s budget than was forecast when the Council put together its budget plans, but the Leader thinks that those extra savings can be made without losing more staff.
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