Peterborough News 24th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 24th November 2010.

In its annual report Ofsted has included Peterborough as one of ten councils failing to adequately safeguard children. A spokesman from Peterborough City Council says improvements have been made to the referral system which failed, but they must wait for their next inspection to receive an adequate rating.
A spokeman from Anglia Ruskin University Student Union says they have made no special arrangements to participate in today’s 11am national student protest against the rise in tuition fees.
TUC have agreed a route for their counter-march on December 11th against an English Defence League protest in the city.

Network Rail claim that planned improvements to the Felixstowe Nuneaton route will lessen congestion problems on the A1, but John Bridge from Cambridgeshire Chamber disagrees, saying any reduction in heavy goods traffic is dwarfed by the sheer volume of cars using the road.
Peterborough Palliative Care Group is NHS Team of the Year at 2010 International Dementia Excellence Awards.
Peterborough’s Van Hage Garden Park are installing a 200 square metre ice rink, to add to the attractions available to visitors for the Christmas season, and it should be available to use from 10am on Friday 26th November. Roadworks near the Park will be suspended for Christmas and New Year.
The British Leafy Salads Association is holding its conference today at the East of England Showground.
Geoff Stebbings from Garden Answers Magazine names leeks as his top vegetable for 2011, and new varieties can look attractive anywhere in the garden.
Peterborough United’s Aaron McLean missed a penalty, and with it the chance to score his hat-trick in the 2-2 draw against Leyton Orient. Adi Mowles from PISA believes the players are letting down the manager.

Weather: Any early mist patches clearing, then chilly, but staying mainly dry with bright or sunny intervals. 4C 39F. Tomorrow a cold bright and frosty start with icy patches. Some showers developing, perhaps wintry in places.

Dr Alan McMurdo Thomas Deacon Academy.
Darren Fower LibDem Leader Peterborough City Council.
John Allan Chair British Leafy Salads Association.
Phillippa McKean Manager Van Hage Garden Park Peterborough.
Ron Graves Chair Peterborough TUC.
John Richards Deputy Director Children’s Services Peterborough City Council.
Matt East President Anglia Ruskin Student Union.
Adi Mowles Peterborough Independent Supports’ Association.
Geoff Stebbings Garden Answers Magazine.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Catherine Parke
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Chris Bell
Phones: Kerry Devine