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Canadian rocker Bryan Adams to play Peterborough

The Canadian singer Bryan Adams is to perform an outdoor gig in Peterborough in summer 2016.

The Canadian singer Bryan Adams is to perform an outdoor gig in Peterborough in summer 2016. Credit: Submitted

Bryan Adams will play The Embankment on Friday 5 August 2016, as part of his Get Up Tour of the UK and is one of a number of outdoor shows the Canadian rocker will perform in the UK in 2016.

“I’m delighted to be back on the road. It will give me an opportunity to perform tracks from my latest album, Get Up, as well as some of my earlier classics.

"It’s going to be a special show, performing outdoors in Peterborough and I hope my fans can join me.”

– Bryan Adams

Adams is renowned for his Everything I Do, I Do it for You single, which topped the UK singles charts for 16 weeks run at the top of the UK singles charts in 1991.

The song featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)


Mosques across the East open their doors in bid to teach people about Islam

Prayers at Peterborough Mosque this afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mosques around the region have opened their doors to the public as part of a national initiative to encourage people to find out more about Islam.

Peterborough Mosque is among those taking part.

The aim of the scheme is to reduce misunderstandings about Islam. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The hope is that the scheme will help reduce misunderstandings about the religion.

Visitors will be able to witness evening prayers later and get an insight into what goes on there.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley

Louis Smith opens specialist school unit in Cambridgeshire

The Willow School supports children who struggle in mainstream education. Credit: ITV Anglia

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has opened a specialist centre in Cambridgeshire which supports children who struggle in mainstream education.

The Willow which is part of Sawtry Village Academy opened in September but was officially opened today.

It provides one to one support to children who may have emotional, social or behavioural issues.

There are currently a small number if students from years 9 to 11, but the centre hopes to expand in the future.

Louis Smith recently won silver at the World Gymnastics Championships. Credit: ITV Anglia

"Sawtry Village Academy has set up The Willow which is a calmer and supportive environment, some students need a personalised curriculum with smaller classes."

– Helen Donald, Manager of the Willow


Crash charged to appear in court

Seven people were injured, some seriously. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving after seven people were injured in a collision in Peterborough.

It happened in early August on Stapledon Road, Orton Southgate.

He is facing five counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and will appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court, on December 2.

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