Peterborough News

Mon, 16:50

Police are looking for witnesses to an attempted kidnapping in Peterborough on Friday (August 18).

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Mayor James Palmer James Palmer has criticised the £16 million roundabout improvements at Guyhirn for “falling short” of what’s needed to improve congestion on the A47.

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A Cambridgeshire police office has been identified as the victim of a fatal collision on the A605 on Friday.

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Six figure salary posts within the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have been put on hold whilst an internal disagreement over how much is being spent is resolved.

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Police have widened the net in trying to trace a man wanted on recall to prison and appealed to people in Peterborough and the Fens to help to find him.

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A Cambridgeshire man has died in a collision on the A605 outside Peterborough.

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More than 80 knives - including seven machetes - have been taken off the county’s streets following an amnesty.

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Based on 2011 Census figures, Fenland is home to around 500 travellers/gypsies but many believe the number is double that.

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Mayor James Palmer has bagged himself his own parking space at his new HQ – inside East Cambs offices The Grange in Ely – but only two of his team will also be able to park there.

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Derailment of 11 of the 33 wagons on a freight train at Queen Adelaide near Ely is likely to mean passenger services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough are unlikely to resume until Monday.

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Network Rail has warned that disruption caused by a freight train derailment near Ely yesterday (Mon) will last for some days.

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Train services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough may be cancelled, delayed or suspended following the derailment of a freight train near Ely.

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A £395,000 feasibility study to upgrade Manea and Whittlesey rail stations to take longer trains leaves a question mark over where the £3.4million will come from to carry out the works.

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Timings and plans for the £16 million upgrade of the Guyhirn roundabout at its junction with the A141 were unveiled today as part of a £300 million A47 improvement plan.

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Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the popular annual vintage vehicle rally in Wisbech that this year boasted around 200 vehicles.

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Images have been released of two men wanted in connection with sexual assaults on two women that happened on the same day and involving trains in and out of Peterborough.

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Five councillors have forced a scrutiny committee to review the £1.8 million wage bill – nearly 25 per cent higher than the original budget- to staff the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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An underground sprinter style “bus” could come to Cambridge to tackle the city’s traffic congestion.

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The PE postcode area has been revealed as in the luckiest areas in the country with 83 millionaire winners since the National Lottery launched in 1994.

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Proud gardeners handed over £930 to Macmillan Cancer Support, raised from the Wisbech St Mary Open Gardens event.

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A clutch of celebratory activities has been lined up to mark the anniversary of the death of Wisbech’s most famous daughter on Sunday (August 13).

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The county council is on the brink of awarding the contract to build the £16.9million new crossing on the A605 at Kings Dyke, Whittlesey.

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Baby graves at a cemetery in March have been sprayed with what looks like a harsh chemical that has killed of the grass and destroyed toys leaving parents devastated at what they say looks a heartbreaking mess.

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The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has told the chairman of Network Rail that more trains should stop in Whittlesey – and says he is disappointed that the new Soham station will not be opened earlier.

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The former rugby club of a Whittlesey man who was killed in a collision on Tuesday (August 2) has paid tribute to him.

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“Costly and unnecessary” is how the chairman of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority describes a proposal to take over the governance of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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Tributes have been paid to a ‘kind and thoughtful’ rugby player from Whittlesey who was killed in a collision on Tuesday.

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Mayor James Palmer is to be called before a scrutiny panel and asked to justify the costs of running his office.

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Two men have been jailed for three years for attacking a man in March with a beer bottle and stamping on his head in what police say was a serious assault.

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Police have given an expected timetable of when, or if, any charges are to be brought following a major re- investigation into the murder 23 years ago of six-year-old Rikki Neave.

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