Peterborough News 1st September 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 1st September 2010.

The recent increase in rural thefts is generally being blamed on high scrap metal prices. Police cannot be everywhere and there are no simple answers.
There are various intitiatives locally to promote electricity generation on a small scale using renewables. The jury is still out on wind turbines hearing criticism about alleged noise and efficiency issues, but a company called Hereward Solar Solutions has opened an branch in-store at Notcutts on Oundle Road aiming for domestic customers.
A round of Neighbourhood Meetings are starting this evening at the Millennium Centre, for people to come and discuss the future of Peterborough.

Following a conviction for employing an unlicensed driver, Bettacars have lost their lucrative Council contract.
The burger van located in the centre of Peterborough has revised its image, menu and location slightly.
Local Labour Party member Ed Murphy calls in to give his assessment of the candidates and his predictions for the outcome of the Labour Party leadership contest, which begins today.
It is reported that the German hockey team had equipment stolen while camping at the Bushfield Sports centre.
A chap from Wisden talks about the recent cricket betting scandal in the context of the fact that bowler Mohammad Asif did much of his training in Peterborough recently.
Posh manager Gary Johnson pops in the give his verdict on recent transfer activity, on the day that the football transfer window closes.
The Burghley Horse Trials begin tomorrow and run until Sunday.
A gardening expert reminds us why tomatoes suffer blight, and says it’s not too late to plant potatoes in pots for Christmas.

Continuing fine and dry with long spells of hazy sunshine. 19C 66F. Tonight remaining fine and dry with clear periods and a few mist or fog patches developing. 8C.

John Stern Editor Wisden Cricketer.
Danny Letts Hereward Solar Solutions.
Deena Dyer Proprietor The Burger Van.
Ed Murphy Peterborough Labour Party.
Gary Johnson Posh Manager.
Jeff Stebbings Garden Answers magazine.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Steve Titman
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Louise Neill
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Steve Weston
Phones: Kerry Devine