A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 15th December 2010.
A lot of discussion today about KS2 SATs results, which cast Peterborough in a bad light. The conclusions were that SATs are an extremely divisive measure of performance, that schools can turn out well-rounded human beings without topping the league tables, and that academic success depends to a very large part on parental involvement.
EEDA have put together some funding to install electric car charging posts in this region. These are early days for electric vehicle take-up, so it remains to be seen how far this will be welcomed by the public, when electric car purchase costs are so very high, and the technology itself has yet to be a proven solution to modern day needs.
The Government will cut more from Peterborough’s budget than was forecast when the Council put together its budget plans, but the Leader thinks that those extra savings can be made without losing more staff.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Monday 15th November 2010.
The new Peterborough super hospital opens today and the local MP hopes H.M.Queen will be able to perform the official opening.
There are some changes on the way for Neighbourhood Councils as future monies will need to come from housing developers, as debate continues over whether they should be scaled down or modified.
A mass sleep-in by 135 plucky volunteers at Bretton Sainsburys on Friday successfully raised more than £32,000 for a new vehicle for the Peterborough Soup Kitchen.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Friday 29th October 2010.
East Anglian Air Ambulance no longer want to work with the volunteer Magpas service, but Magpas say they will continue to operate using the Cambridgeshire police helicopter, and will buy their own if necessary.
Mayor Keith Sharp has promised to get a new war memorial in Cathedral Square Peterborough by 2012.
Local Enterprise Partnerships have been given the go-ahead by Government, replacing EEDA locally. Opinions are divided on whether Cambridge and Peterborough have enough in common to make the idea a success.
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As we await the Comprehensive Spending Review, Will Pope from EEDA points out that despite being an economic benefit to the Treasury, this region does not get a fair proportion of Government spending per head, and John Bridge from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Chambers believes it is clearly unacceptable that vital work to upgrade the A14 trunk road is still in the balance.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Friday 24th September 2010.
A week-long A1073 closure to traffic at Eye Green for resurfacing with a diversion through Thorney enrages locals.
As part of the EEDA EVALU8 scheme expressions of interest have been received from 20 comapnies interested in hosting electric car charging points in Peterborough, which hopes to become a “Plugged in Place”.
Bidders for Hinchingbrooke Hospital claim they can run the hospital and absorb the £40 million debts without reducing standards or services.
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In an interview broadcast at 08:25 on Tuesday 7th September 2010. Radio Cambridgeshire’s Paul Stainton talks to local committee man John Bridge about an anonymous group of business people who plan to replace EEDA with a new Local Enterprise Partnership headed up in the interim by the interviewee.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 7th September 2010.
Local dignitary John Bridge has taken it upon himself to form a Greater Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership to replace the East of England Development Agency which is due to be scrapped.
Work continues in St Johns Square with the installation of two subterranean transformers to deliver electricity to the city centre.
Posh Chairman Darragh MacAnthony is funding an adult education centre in Padholme Road for 31 people with special needs in association with Helping Hands.
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Stewart Jackson MP comments on the imminent demise of the East of England Development Agency and how we can expect their functions to be reallocated without detriment to the future of the region. Broadcast at 07:25 on Wednesday 30th June 2010 in the Peterborough Breakfast Show hosted by Paul Stainton on BBC Radio Peterborough.
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