Peterborough News 25th October 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Monday 25th October 2010.

Following the loss of funding for the planned work on Stanground and Orton Longueville Schools, and a possible question mark over the funding on Ormiston Bushfield for which contracts have been signed, local representatives will meet Lord Hill, Parliamentary under-secretary of state for schools, to discuss the city’s requirements, and a possible way forward. Council may be required to put some money in. but Matthew Lee Deputy Leader says he is committed to delivering a decent school environment for pupils in the south of the city.
Hammerson have put in an application for a small extension to the Queensgate Shopping Centre. Opportunity Peterborough admit they have not delivered so well on their brief in the past, but promise to do better in the future to attract business to the city, and top-quality shops to Queensgate.
A representative cross section of local unions assembled in Laxton Square on Friday to express their concern at possible job loses arising from Government cuts.

Thomas Cook are major sponsors of the 2012 Olympics, and they have a range of ticket and accommodation packages that will become available on their website.
Following the death of a Manea man at the hands of a locum, doctors are calling for tests on language and clinical competence for overseas doctors working in that role in the UK.
Work starts on the Nene Parkway with night-time closures planned.
Peterborough Almshouse Trust serve 56 residents, but they believe they could be asked to do more when the consequences of Govt cuts start to hit home.
CBI conference is today, and the leaders of the two main party leaders will address the Conference on the subject of growth, and where it is supposed to come from.
Cambridge gymnast Louis Smith picked up a silver in the pommel horse at the World Gymnastics Championships.
Posh need to get some consistency in their results if they hope to gain promotion to the Championship. Saturday’s performance in the 2-1 defeat at Brentford was widely seen as a shambles.

Weather: A frosty start, but a main fine and sunny day with small amounts of cloud. 10C 50F.

Ian McCafferty Chief Economic Adviser CBI.
Ali Wallace Thomas Cook.
Gary Johnson Posh Manager.
Matthew Lee Deputy Leader Peterborough City Council.
Neil Darwin Opportunity Peterborough.
Paul Hall Coach Huntingdon Gymnasts.
Adi Mowles Posh Fan.
Toby Earl Sky TV Deputy Online Editor.

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