Peterborough News 3rd August 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 3rd August 2010.

Government aims to to reduce the number of people claiming housing benefit as local statistics reveal a 50% increase over 10 years.
The devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan is a cause for great concern in the local Pakistani population, and they will be rallying round to send aid.
The planned closure of the Alma Road surgery will be discussed again in Council and they have asked for more information on the reasons given and whether all the options have been considered.

As consultation continues on Huntingdonshire’s plan to locate travellers to the south of Peterborough it emerges that 150 objections were rejected due to possible racist implications.
A cycling pensioner was taken down and robbed in broad daylight on Friday July 30th 2010 on the cycleway near Hankey Street.
An application to open an adult shop in Sawtry is a subject of concern for local residents who say the site is inappropriate.
The popular fishing pond at Park Farm Stanground has been polluted with diesel oil. Council now own the land following the financial collapse of developers Cofton, and they are addressing the issue. Environment Agency is aware.
The most popular course at PECT’s Greeniversity is the one about natural beauty products.
According to the Radio Times the most popular family film of all time is ET.

Some early mist giving way to sunny spells before cloud increases through the afternoon. Perhaps an isolated shower. Temp: 22C 72F.

Stewart Jackson MP.
Julian Bray Park Farm Neighbourhood Watch.
Neil McKinnon Churchwarden All Saints Church Sawtry.
John Peach Peterborough City Cllr.
Paul Whiteside Director of Strategic Change NHS Peterborough.
Sakir Absal Author and Relative.
Ghulam Shabbir Chair Pakistan Association.
Mick Leggatt Cross Keys Homes.
Claire Astbury Regional Manager National Housing Federation.
David Youles Chair Yaxley Parish Council.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Steve Titman
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Suzi Roberts
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: John Gray
Phones: Kerry Devine