Peterborough arsonist jailed

A woman has been jailed for 12 months for setting fire to a home in her own street in Peterborough.

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Peterborough 'abuse' trial delayed

The trial of five Peterborough men accused of trafficking and raping teenage girls has been delayed.

The men were arrested as part of a Cambridgeshire Police investigation into the alleged abuse of girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Prosecutor Patricia Lynch was due to open the case at Cambridge Crown Court in a trial expected to last up to eight weeks.

But judge Mark Lucraft delayed the case until Monday 31 March for further legal argument.

Five on trial over abuse of teenage girls

Five men accused of trafficking and raping teenage girls will stand trial today (Thursday 27 March).

The men, all from Peterborough, were arrested as part of a Cambridgeshire Police investigation into the alleged abuse of girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Prosecutor Patricia Lynch is due to open the case at Cambridge Crown Court in a trial expected to last up to eight weeks.

More parts of Peterborough get superfast broadband

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From today more companies and homes in Peterborough will be able to access superfast broadband. Under the Connecting Cambridgeshire scheme for the first time high speed fibre optic broadband will be offered to thousands more homes and businesses in the Newark and Hampton areas.

The scheme has just won £4.5 million from government and european funds to help businesses adapt to the new technology.

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Drug dealer caught 'red-handed' is jailed

Aleksej Korzov
Aleksej Korzov Credit: Cambs Police

A drug dealer caught red-handed in Peterborough has been jailed.

Plain clothes officers saw Aleksej Korzov, who's 26, doing a deal in Lincoln Road in September. He tried to escape on a bike but police found 15 wraps of heroin on him.

Korzov denied the charge but was found guilty and sentenced to three years in jail at Peterborough Crown Court.

Anniversary of Peterborough explosion

It’s exactly 25 years today that a lorry full of explosives blew up on an industrial estate in Peterborough.

One firefighter died and more than a hundred people were injured. The lorry was going to a nearby fireworks factory when it caught fire.

800kg of explosives were on board, they detonated in a yard on Fengate damaging buildings and vehicles.

A plaque dedicated to John Humphries – the firefighter who died – has been put up on the site.

Road closures for EDL march in Peterborough

EDL march in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The route taken by an English Defence League protest in Peterborough has been agreed by police.

There will also be a counter demonstration by the Peterborough Trades Union Council.

The protests will be held on March 29.

The EDL march will start at 2pm in London Road and proceed over Town Bridge, past Bridge Street Police Station and then congregate on Lower Bridge Street at Peterborough Magistrates' Court.

Temporary road closures will be applied for on London Road and Town Bridge.

The PTUC march will start about 12.30pm at Bishops Road car park and proceed along Rivergate, and congregate at the Key Theatre car park.

Temporary road closures will be applied for on Rivergate, Bishops Road and some immediate surrounding streets while the protest takes place.

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