Peterborough News 10th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 10th November 2010.

Investigators into the multi million spend by Peterborough City Council on consultants, in an inquiry originally launched in March of this year and promised by September, defend their decision to delay publishing their findings again, for another three months, until February 2011.
The ousted Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee wonders why after almost a year he still has no straight answers to his questions about Peterborough City Council’s use of consultants.
Peterborough City Council is one of the local authorities planning to turn off street lighting to save money.

The Bhanga Band from Voyager School took 11 pupils along to perform at the School Proms on Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall.
A group called Diverse Ethics is coming to Peterborough tonight with its Masala Tour celebrating the influence of Indian culture in the UK. Find them at the Hindu temple in Rock Road.
Cambridge students will be joing 10,000 others today to march in London to protest against the cuts to education and the rise in fees.
As budget cuts bite, Hinchinbrooke Hospital finds itself struggling with a rise in bed-blockers as people live longer and care costs rise for councils.
Chris Moncrieff comments on the row within the Labour Party over their decision to expel MP Phil Woolas, currently in limbo and banned as an MP for electioneering statements, but appealing against the decision.
A spokesman from HMV comments on the decision to release a single of two minutes silence in aid of the Poppy Appeal,  just in time for Christmas.
The Gardening Guru explains why roses are blooming and daffodils are popping up as the weather changes from day to day.
Peterborough United have a series of crunch games coming up which could decide their season.

Weather: A few showers in the north and east at first, but these tending to fade. But otherwise mostly fine and dry with sunny spells. 8C 46F. N/NW wind moderate. Tonight: cold.

Mike Fletcher Peterborough Cllr and Ousted Chairman of the Sustainable Growth Scrutiny Committee.
Chris Moncrieff Political Commentator.
Dr Colin Cury Former Govt. Special Adviser on Health and Social Care.
Michelle Reading Head of Music Voyager School.
Pupil Salman Voyager School.
Dr Atal K. Shah Diverse Ethics.
Sue Fenton Operations Manager Hinchinbrooke Hospital.
Nick Sandford LibDem Cllr and Consultants Inquiry Task Group Member.
Gennaro Castaldo HMV.
Jeff Stebbings Garden Answers Magazine.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Peter Swann
News: Catherine Parke
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Chris Bell