Peterborough News 9th December 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 9th December 2010.

Today is the day when MPs vote on whether to raise student fees. The local MP supports the policy.
Peterborough Childrens Services have received a “poor” rating but a Council spokesman says the problems are historic and they will do better next time.
Council have passed plans for a massive housebuilding programme over the next 15 years featuring 21,000 new units.

The long-delayed works on Peterborough’s Cathedral Square have stalled due to the bad weather and are unlikely to resume until next year.
Peterborough Soup Kitchen has been touring the city centre looking at suitable empty premises to be occupied for the benefit of the homeless.
A home insulation scheme is in the pipeline featuring loans from energy companies to be repaid through utility bills.
Cambridgeshire County Council will reveal their plans to slash public spending later today.
A new play opens on Friday at Peterborough Museum. Jumped Up Theatres present Workhouse Xmas, a walkabout production where everyone rambles around the premises. The show will run from December 10 to 19 and there will be two performances every night. Tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £5.50 for concessions which will be available from the museum on 01733 343329. There are 15 songs. It’s a criticism of the harsh conditions in the workhouses under the 1834 Poor Law and is set in a workhouse on December 25, and serves to remind us how much better off we are now under the Coalition Government.
Coronation Street is 50.

Weather: Chilly but is should stay fine and dry with spells of sunshine. 2C 36F.

Stewart Jackson MP.
John Richards Executive Director of Childrens Services Peterborough City Council.
Chris Stacey TV Soap Expert.
Joana Oliveira Pinto Press Officer National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts.
Peter Hiller Cabinet Member for Housing Peterborough City Council.
Kate Hall Jumped Up Theatres.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Kate Riley
News: Suzi Roberts
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather:Steve Weston