Peterborough News 31st August 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 31st August 2010.

Local farmers are facing an epidemic of theft from their farms which has almost doubled this year.
The Nene Parkway between the Hampton roundabout and the Thomas Cook roundabout will be single lane with a 40mph speed limit right up until next April due to road works.
MP Stewart Jackson thinks it unlikely that the loss of up to 700 local RBS jobs can be prevented.

Former Cambridgeshire cricket captain Ajaz Akhtar calls for severe penalties against Pakistani cricketers found guity of match fixing.
Mayor of Peterborough Keith Sharp has thrown his weight behind the Pakistan flood relief fundraising effort.
Despite heavy rain the Peterborough Beer Festival went off well.
Television programme The Bill ends tonight after more than twenty years.
Plans to make it easier for English local authorities to abolish outdated by-laws and create new ones will be outlined later by the government.
Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has called for an end to the Miliband media domination and warns it will deter voters.
Banker magazine says that Govt shares in rescued banks will turn a profit for the taxpayer.
Michael van Straten Health Guru recommends Yakult for an upset stomach.
Peterborough United FC go from strength to strength with a convincing win at Plymouth.

Early mist patches clearing then fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. 18C 64F Tonight Dry with areas of cloud coming and going but still some clear spells and mist patches.8C

Former Cambridgeshire Cricket Captain Ajaz Akhtar.
Andy Tatt Network Management Manager Peterborough City Council.
Michael van Straten Health Guru.
Roger Hunt-Payne Whittlesea farmer.
Beer Festival Organiser Mike Lane.
Bob Burrows Posh Commentator.
Keith Sharp Cllr. and Mayor of Peterborough.
Ghulam Shabbir Chair Pakistan Community Association.
Toby Earl TV Expert.

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