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Lidl to create 500 new jobs in Peterborough

Lidl to plans to open a regional distribution centre in Peterborough. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

Supermarket chain Lidl has announced plans to open a new regional distribution centre in Peterborough. It says this will create up to 500 jobs in the area.

The centre is set to be Lidl's largest in Britain and is part of the company's plan to invest £1.45bn in the UK this year and next. The centre will manage the supply and distribution of food and other items in the region.

Lidl has exchanged contracts on a 34-acre site at Gateway Peterborough, off Junction 17 of the A1. It will now seek planning consent for the project.

"Peterborough is ideally located and we’re pleased to be bringing more jobs to the local community”.

– Adrienne Howells, Lidl Head of Warehouse Expansion

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Police carry out checks one week after sex attack

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious Credit: ITV Anglia

Police investigating a sexual assault in Peterborough have been carrying out checks at the scene a week after the attack.

A woman in her 20s was attacked near Rhubarb bridge, where the A47 meets Lincoln Road on Saturday 30th September.

She was approached by a youth who threatened her with a knife before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to escape uninjured but was very shaken and upset.

Police are urging any witnesses to come forward. An 18 year old man's been arrested and released under investigation.

They're questioning people to try to find witnesses Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have put on extra patrols since the attack.

The attack took place near Rhubarb bridge, close to the A47 Credit: ITV Anglia

"Our aim is to jog people's memories and hopefully get some information which takes our investigation forwards. If people were in the area late morning last Saturday they may have seen something

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair

Police appeal checks after woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint

Extra police patrols will be out in Peterborough this weekend appealing for information- a week after a woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint.

Officers will be in the area of a footpath near Rhubarb Bridge where the A47 meets Lincoln Road during the morning and early afternoon tomorrow (7 October).

The victim, who is in her 20s, was walking towards Ivatt Way on Saturday September 30, between 11am and 11.30am. She was approached by a youth who threatened her with a knife before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to escape uninjured but was very shaken and upset.

The attacker is described as being of Asian appearance, in his late teenage years, about 5'8", slim, short black hair and a small moustache. He was wearing black jeans and a black jacket.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair said there had been extra patrols in the area since the attack and these would continue throughout the week and into next week.

Our aim tomorrow is to jog people’s memories and hopefully get some information which takes our investigation forwards. If people were in the area late morning last Saturday they may have seen something very important.

I would again urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact police without hesitation.

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack and released under investigation.

Woman sexually assaulted at knifepoint in broad daylight

The victim was approached by a youth who threatened her with a knife before sexually assaulting her. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in broad daylight in Peterborough.

The woman in her 20s was walking towards Ivatt Way from Lincoln Road when she was approached by a man described as around 18-years-old and asian.

The woman managed to escape and extra police patrols are taking place.

An 18-year-old man was arrested but has been released under investigation.

This was a terrifying experience for the victim who was not injured but extremely upset and shaken.

Although this is not a residential area I hope someone may have seen a youth matching this description at the time. I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact police without hesitation.

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair, Cambridgeshire Police

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Century-old snapshots give glimpse of Peterborough's past

One of the images featured on the 'Peterborough Images' website

There is something fascinating about seeing a photograph taken 100 years ago and seeing how the setting has changed since that time.

A photographer in Peterborough has created a website featuring thousands of old photographs of the city and surrounding towns and villages in Cambridgeshire.

The website is called 'Peterborough Images' and it was created by photographer Paul Young. A Facebook page linked to the site now has almost 14,000 followers.

  • Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia reporter Stuart Leithes who decided to seek out some of the locations where the photographs were taken
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