Peterborough News 17th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Yaxley is deeply unhappy about the proposed development at Haddon. The development greenfield site is situated on the border between Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, and the worry is that new school provision will not be available to pupils resident over the border. In addition, Yaxley residents predict that traffic from the development will prove a nightmare for themselves and for Farcet residents.
Peterborough Cathedral says it has no time at all for the proposed march by the English Defence League, and the Church condemns the activity as divisive and counter-productive.
A WWF survey on British rivers says the Great Ouse scored well on many factors, but the River Nene is under pressure from pollution and water extraction.

One of the beneficiaries of Children in Need has been Peterborough Women’s Aid, which provides safe accommodation for families and children who need protection from domestic abuse.
A local child with cerebral palsy who travelled to America for an operation, helped by £40,000 donated following a local media appeal, has had his operation and is recovering in hospital.
With the current media interest in Royal weddings, two local companies give their tips on how to provide the best cakes and wedding photos.
Gardening Guru Geoff Stebbings talks about comanion planting in connection wih fungi in the soil, tequila made from agave, and wedding flowers suitable for an August ceremony.
Peterborough United easily won through against Stockport in the FA Cup, but with a trip to Southampton in prospect, a Posh fan thinks this is no time for counting chickens.

Weather: A mainly dry day with a few sunny spells at first but clouding over later. 6C Tonight the cloud will thicken to bring the risk of some light rain. 2C.

Nick Harding Group Planning Manager Peterborough City Council.
Carol Smith Cakes by Carol.
Paddy Power Bookmaker.
Catherine Carter Catherine Carter Photography.
Michael Cole Former Royal Correspondent.
David Youles Yaxley Parish Council.
Carol and Katie Peterborough Women’s Aid.
Sandra Westbrooke Royal Correspondent.
Geoff Stebbings Garden Answers Magazine.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Jo Taylor
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Steve Weston