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Body of missing woman found in hotel

Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

Police searching for missing Susan Gillard have found the body of a woman.

The body was discovered at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough.

Susan, 49, went missing from her home in Long Road, Cambridge, late morning on June 22.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.


Multi-million pound boost to city university hopes

The announcement on University funding.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority are set to agree funding worth £6.5m towards creating a University of Peterborough.

The business case to increase students currently studying at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) will be discussed at a Combined Authority meeting next week.

The aim of the cash is to secure an independent fully-fledged University of Peterborough.

The in principle funding, to be used over the next three years, looks to increase university student numbers in the city to 3,000 by 2022 by expanding the curriculum, recruiting staff and boosting the city’s Higher Education profile.

Not only will it create opportunities for our young people and attract and develop a better skilled workforce for employers it will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs and a provide a significant boost to the local economy.

This is just the start of our commitment to make the University of Peterborough a reality.

– James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Appeal after racial assault in Peterborough

Do you recognise this man?

Police have released an artist's impression of a man they would like to speak to after racial assault in Peterborough.

A woman's hijab was pulled from her head and she was pushed over while walking with her daughter on James Avenue last week.

Detective Inspector Rob Hall, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was an unnecessary racially aggravated assault which left the victim fearing for the safety of her child as well as her own.

"Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare but please be assured that they won't be tolerated in Cambridgeshire."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


'Suspicious package' at shopping centre declared safe

People have been allowed back into the Queensgate shopping centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff and shoppers have been allowed back into the Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough after the discovery of a package turned out to be non-suspicious.

Part of the centre was evacuated after a bag was found in the John Lewis store, and a 100m cordon was put in place.

However, police have now confirmed that the incident is over and things are returning back to normal.

Peterborough shopping centre evacuated due to 'incident'

The Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Part of the Queensgate shopping centre in Peterborough has been evacuated due to a “suspicious incident”.

A 100m police cordon has been set up around the John Lewis store, while staff and customers from nearby shops have also been told to leave.

A police spokesperson confirmed to ITV News Anglia that the area is being cleared, but couldn't give any further details about the nature of the incident.

Officers were called at around 10.50am, and there is also a heavy police presence at the bus station.

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