Peterborough News 25th August 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 25th August 2010.

GCSE results locally are better than last year but below the national average.
The NHS Quit Smoking service in Peterborough is struggling with low success rates although it has reached its target.
Posh come back from 0-1 down at half time to defeat Cardiff City 2-1 in the Carling Cup.

Police in Peterborough are having a two day crime blitz on weapons drugs and thefts. 40 are in custody so far.
The Cardea development in Stanground will get a new public house, a petrol station and a Morrisons supermarket.
Local heptathlete Louise Hazel has been selected to compete in the Commonwealth games in Dubai in October.
The Law Commission is hoping to reduce some 3000 mostly business related offences down from criminal to civil offences.
Bookmakers are taking bets on the name of the new Cameron child.
A local reporter observes that fruit machines in pubs no longer make their characteristic din, and are all set on mute.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has calculated that the poor are most adversely affected by the Coalition Budget changes.
The Gardening Guru answers questions on garden clothing, pruning roses and moving plants and trees.

Some early brightness before thickening cloud brings rain in the afternoon and evening. 17C.

John Richards Executive Director Childrens Services Peterborough City Council.
Rob Newman Stop Smoking Manager NHS Peterborough.
Prof. Jeremy Horder Law Commission.
Pete Landlord Grapevine Pub.
Graham Sharp William Hill Bookmakers.
Inspector Mark Smith Cambridgeshire Police.
Louise Hazel Heptathlete.
Jeff Stebbings Garden Answers Magazine.

Presenter: Andy Gall
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Peter Swann
News: Jo Taylor
Travel: Gemma King
Weather: Steve Weston
Phones: Kerry Devine