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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Report crime ONLINE urge Cambridgeshire Police

Message from Superintendent Martin Brunning
Cambridgeshire Police are currently receiving exceptionally high numbers of calls to both 999 and 101.

Please only dial 999 in a genuine emergency. If the situation you are calling about is not an emergency, please consider reporting information online:
rather than dialling 101.

Non-emergency incidents where the suspects are not at the scene, such as theft, criminal damage and burglary can be reported via -
Anti-social or careless driving can also be reported on our website - 
Thank you for your co-operation at this busy time.
Superintendent Martin Brunning E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, June 19, 2017


From the Hornets Nest

Readers of the Peterborough Tribune will know that from time to time we include posts from THE HORNETS NEST a blog like ours that fearlessly looks at what is going on inside the Town Hall of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

This started after The Hornets Nest exclusively tipped us off that Cllr Marco Cereste was allegedly hatching a financial plot with the then Leader of RBK&C Sir Merrick 'Pooter' Cockell, to transport en masse several hundred (possibly a few thousand) social housing tenants from North Kensington to Peterborough.

The dumping of their North Kensington residents on Peterborough would have freed up several rows of carriage houses for converting into multi-million pound prime investment properties.

Cllr Cereste (and his Conservative cohorts which included the current Planning Committee chief Cllr Chris Harper) had also negotiated from the amazingly wealthy Royal Borough, we understand, a sizeable cash bounty for the PCC coffers, in return for our City taking the North Kensington residents.  

The PBROTrib has also from time to time carried blogs from the new Labour MP for Kensington Emma Dent-Coed.

Her letter relating to the Grenfell Tower block tragedy is reproduced below and we know the multi-cultural residents of Peterborough would wish to send their heartfelt collective condolences to all concerned, and also to those who are now tasked and working to recover those persons who perished in this, and other all too frequent incidents.  

Posted: 18 Jun 2017 10:57 AM PDT
In 2013 the leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was none other than that awful
political poseur, Sir Merrick 'Pooter' Cockell.

Pooter had a phenomenal record for expense claiming on international 'fact finding' sprees...until the Dame put a stop to his little games killing off his hopes of a peerage.

Pooter Playing Elder Statesman!

Money mad Pooter was at one time triple jobbing on the taxpayer to such an extent that he was earning more than the PM!

Nothing gave Pooter greater pleasure than being driven around in the mayor's new Bentley and hobnobbing with rich property magnates.

Not bad for an ex-fag salesman with not a qualification to his name. 
Pompous Pooter has now re-invented himself as a lobbyist and an adviser to PA Consulting (thanks to his mate, Jon Moynihan).

Obviously, the last thing Pooter wants is to be dragged into the Grenfell Tower tragedy so we need to make clear this threatening letter, to Eddie Daffern of Grenfell Action Group, was sent out in July 2013 and Pooter resigned in May, 2013 so that's ok then....


Posted: 18 Jun 2017 03:39 AM PDT

The Rt Hon. Amber Rudd 17th June 2017
The Home Secretary
2 Marsham St,

Dear Home Secretary
I welcome the recent announcement that the very necessary step has been taken to appoint a government Task Force to coordinate all relief and support in this disaster. This is not a moment too soon: we have been hearing this morning of experienced and organised volunteer groups’ despair at being asked to stand back when there was little or no help to replace them.
I have been in discussion over the past few days with local charities, voluntary organisations, and groups of volunteers working for affected residents. They have made representations to me, on the basis of which I I have collated a list of the following key issues they are facing and insist that the following actions are taken:
Immediate support for those affected
  1. No household or individual should have to contact many different parties to get the help they need. Every affected household or individual should have a named officer/social worker, and any handovers done with named replacements. Support should be available 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week.

  1. There must be officials from all relevant government departments and agencies on site to deal with benefit claims, identity documents, any issues related to immigration status and all other key administrative and bureaucratic issues.

  1. Those who need to bury their loved ones must be linked up with the free funeral services being so generously offered.

  1. I have been told that some people who have lost their homes have been sent out of borough and are being given only £10 per day subsistence. If this is accurate it must be addressed without delay.

  1. Those affected and in employment must receive help to inform employers so that they do not lose work because of this disaster.

  1. A very firm commitment that in the short, mid and long-term, residents affected are located within the borough or in close neighbouring boroughs - so they are close to their local networks, schools, work and communities - must be formally announced and communicated to all residents without delay.

  1. As soon as possible I would like to see a full and detailed breakdown of every category and approximate of person, what is being done for them, and where they are being relocated. This to include any temporary or AirB&B guests who may have been staying in the building.

  1. Information, reassurance and advice must be given to neighbouring residents living in towers, along with a timetable of safety checks, especially those in the Silchester estate.

Co-ordination of relief response
  1. There must be a single point of contact and a coordinated response to offers of support by volunteers whose skills and experience are needed, such as counsellors and psychotherapists and solicitors.
  1. There must be regular briefings throughout the day to all those involved in the relief effort, with a single point of contact in each group and a single point of contact for requests for information.

  1. Links must be established between donated funds and those who so desperately need them. Kensington and Chelsea Foundation are a well-established group and we need to see a robust method of getting funds out where needed and without delay.

I appreciate that fulfilling the above will require significant resources and do not want to minimise the scale of the task ahead. No doubt your team has collated a similar task list and I would be grateful for sight of this, and to have your firm commitment that all the above issues have been taken on board.
Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the extraordinary response of both the emergency services and the local community. Their input has been exceptional and unprecedented and offers an example to us all of what can be achieved when communities work together.
I look forward to your early response.
A copy of this letter is being sent to Councillor Nicholas Paget-Brown, Leader of Council of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Emma Dent Coad

MP for Kensington

In addition, The Independent quotes lawyers Bindmans:

John Halford, a public law specialist for Bindmans solicitors, who have acted for the Hillsborough families, among other high-profile cases against public bodies, said there were various ways in which criminal proceedings could be brought against public authorities, if they were found culpable in the catastrophe.

He said the Crown Prosecution Service could use health and safety law to prosecute public bodies, as in the case of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent man who was shot dead by anti-terrorist officers at a London tube station.

“There may be some pressure on the health and safety executive over the future taking of criminal proceedings against public authorities if it turns out that the building was not as it should have been legally.

“If it turns out that there is state responsibility, people could also seek compensation under the Human Rights Act – although this is usually not the first thing on people’s minds in these cases.”


Friday, June 09, 2017


ex-MP Mr Stewart Jackson, musing on his future job prospects
tells radio host Chris Mann: "When one door opens..." ... another slams in your face?

Whither Wacco? TAXI FOR JACCO ...

After a record General Election poll turnout, the good citizens of the United Kingdom City of Peterborough, can now FINALLY breath a collective sigh of relief, as news filtered out during the early hours, that a former MP for part of Peterborough, none other than Stewart Jackson, of #mpsexpenses fame (the rest of the City is in the capable hands of the re-elected Shailesh Vara MP, the former Minister for Justice, and a trained lawyer) had after twelve years living the high-life, appearing in all the top City restaurants and bagging prime theatre tickets, has paid the price, and been given a very democratic political heave ho, as #Waccos' former seat in Parliament passes to the female Labour Party candidate, herself a trained lawyer,  following a significant percent swing. Cries of "Taxi for Jackson" greeted the former MP as the returning officer gamely read out the results.  

Not satisfied with the count held overnight at the Peterborough Arena, 'Stewie' frantically demanded a 'bundle recount' only to find that he was still out, an ex MP, and possibly with few future prospects, certainly leaving with less hair than he had, some twelve long years ago... 

[Oh come on, give him a break. He is good at...err ranting. The match day announcer post at the Posh, is still on offer! ED].  

Our regular reader will know that we've never really seen eye to eye with the ex high street bank manager  and now departed Stewart Jackson, we found some of his policies, and those overseas 'projects' in sunny climes, he supported on the back of his Westminster sojourn, and indeed he made great play of blocking us and dozens more on, said to be public, social media feeds, in fact anyone and everyone who even slightly disagreed with his somewhat odd line on policies. We read each and every one anyway, just didn't let on!

However we've really tried to be fair and balanced, to the ex MP. And even on the odd post given him a slight pat on the back. But he now faces trying to sell the large mansion (with swimming pool) in Peterborough, possibly downsizing even, watching his former political allies evaporate just as quickly as they were first put on the friends list twelve years ago. 

We'd like to say how much we will really miss him and his cohorts, the late night twitter rants, the odd phone call, his very odd views on childrens centres and those who supported them. As we say we'd like to, but the keyboard froze and refused to co-operate but as they say on telly... as you exit the Big Brother House, here are some of your best bits:   (click on link)    [[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]] E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

INTERNATIONAL THREAT LEVEL CRITICAL Message from Cambridgeshire's Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017



+++ Breaking News: 11:02am The nearby Arndale Centre, Manchester, a shopping mall, has been urgently evacuated 'with people seen running' A Man arrested, and bundled into a police van +++ A 23-year old male has been arrested in connection with the Manchester Arena Incident. 


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Julian Bray broadcaster and security analyst writes:

Last night Monday 22nd May 2017 Manchester Police were alerted at 10:33pm to an explosion detonated 'by a lone male attacker' at the Manchester Arena Concert Hall (which is connected to Manchester Victoria Railway Station), in the Ticket Hall area - now known to have killed 22 people, and seriously injured some 59 more. 

The serious injured are being treated at 8 hospitals in the region ( all have declared Major Incident Status and elected ( pre-booked) operations cancelled )  - The explosion was at the end of a concert by the American artiste Ariana Grande, she had just finished the last song 'Dangerous Woman'  of her set and in the process of leaving the stage.  

The capacity (circa. 21,000) audience of families (with many young daughters - which is Miss Grandes fan base) were making their way to the exits, when a muffled single explosion was heard, later confirmed to be an improvised explosive  device (IED), - later eye witness reports on BBC5 Live suggest the explosive device contained shrapnel in the form of metal nuts -  strapped to 'a lone male suicide bomber' who died in the ticket hall area.

Sources suggest the railway station direct access to the Arena did not have event security on duty ( as its railway property) and the lone male attacker used this as his entry point, suggesting that he or his associates, had made a dry-run to possibly scope out the area for any security access weak points, prior to the event.

As a result of the device he detonated. The device killed 22 concert goers and injured 59 more.  

It is not known if the male attacker was acting alone or part of a network, or if other threats are imminent The national threat level ( second highest ) remains unchanged at 'SEVERE'. ie 'an attack is highly likely' the highest level is termed 'Critical'. 

Speaking at 11am, this morning, following the first of two COBRA meetings to be held today, the Prime Minister confirmed the threat level would remain under review, but at the moment is it unchanged at 'SEVERE'. Mrs May also confirmed the authorities now know the identity of the deceased bomber, and that she would be travelling to Manchester later today. 

Repeated Tannoy announcements by Miss Grandes American management urging the departing audience to stay calm, but were severely undermined, by the smell of burning and according to eyewitnesses: 'hazy smoke - smelling like fireworks',  this provoked a rush for the exits, and widespread panic set in, with people screaming and crying, some injured in the scramble to escape the premises. 

Witnesses are now saying on camera, that little or no security was evident, and that not all bags were searched on entering the Arena.   

Emergency first responders were already making their way to the locus of the explosion within minutes of the first calls coming in at 10:33pm on Monday. Many children were severely injured.

Manchester police confirmed that over 400 officers were deployed overnight and additional specialist resources from all over the UK have been called in.

A police cordon has been thrown around both the Arena and the adjoining \Manchester Victoria railway station (the Station is CLOSED) 

General Election campaigning has been suspended until further notice. The SNP in Scotland have cancelled their Manifesto launch scheduled for later today.  A meeting of the COBRA Committee at 10 Downing Street will take place at 9:00am. 

The flag at No 10 has been lowered to half mast.   Airports and Ports are on high alert and extra security measures are already in place.     

The new Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham thanked emergency services who worked tirelessly overnight and to the people of Manchester who opened their doors to strangers and offered overnight accommodation and transport.  Other political figures have overnight been expressing messages of sympathy.  

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“We are responding to last night’s events in Manchester.
“Our thoughts are with the people affected by this tragic incident.
“We do have all the blood required for hospital patients at the present time; however, we are always keen to encourage new donors to register and existing donors to book an appointment which can be done at or call 0300 123 23 23 to find your nearest session.
If you have an appointment to give blood in the next few days, please do your best to keep it, particularly if you are blood group O negative.”

Press Association at 0800am 23May 2017 reported:

Here is what we know so far about the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena:

22 people have died and 59 have been injured in the blast. Children are among the dead.
  • The explosion rocked the venue at the conclusion of a performance by the American star Ariana Grande. She tweeted that she was "broken" by the incident.
  • Greater Manchester Police said a lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.
  • General Election campaigning has been suspended after the attack
  • Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday at 9am.
  • Emergency number for anyone concerned about loved ones is: 0161 856 9400 E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, May 15, 2017


T/Detective Sergeant  2284 Justin Howard reports:

I am pleased to report some good news. A burglar who forced entry into an elderly victims address during the early hours of Tuesday 2nd May 2017 was caught this week after DNA was recovered from the scene belonging to the suspect.

The suspect entered the property in the area of Walton and held a knife to the elderly victims throat, this took place in the hallway next to her front door.

Showing unbelievable courage, the victim managed to break free from the suspect and scratched him across his face in the process.

The victim then ran out of her house and shouted for help. The suspect fled the scene and PC Andrew Watson from the Impact team attended to help the victim in what was a very scary ordeal.

A scenes of crime officer attended the scene and was able to obtain forensic evidence which resulted in a suspect being linked to the offence.

The suspect has since been arrested in what has been an excellent investigation by DC LEIGH MANN and DC SARAH PHILLIPS from the Priority Crime team at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

The suspect was charged and remanded. He now currently awaits his plea hearing at court. I shall keep you all updated with the outcome of this investigation.

For dwelling burglary updates please monitor both ECOPS and TWITTER where I shall be keeping residents of Peterborough in the know with up to date information, good news reports and areas where you the public can help.


T/Detective Sergeant
2284 Justin Howard
Priority Crime Team - Burglary
Thorpe Wood Police Station
Peterborough PE3 6SD

Email: E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581

Saturday, May 13, 2017


"For those men who are struggling with what they see as an addiction to pornography, including sexual images of under 18's, confidential and effective help is available from Stop it Now! via 0808 1000 900 or by visiting the Stop it Now! 

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Six police forces across Eastern England have launched Operation NetSafe in May 2017 in a bid to tackle online viewing of child sexual abuse images. 

In October last year, National Police Chiefs' Council lead on Child Protection and Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, Simon Bailey, announced that more than 100,000 individuals from across the UK were regularly accessing indecent images of children (IIOC) online.

Operation NetSafe has been launched to tackle this growing threat in Eastern England with forces from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire taking part.

The operation is being conducted in partnership with child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Their staff, including former probation officers, social workers, psychologists and police officers, help prevent child sexual abuse through work with victims, families and sex offenders themselves. 

The foundation also works with the public to help them play their part in protecting children via the UK-wide 'Stop it Now!' campaign. This directs offenders, potential offenders and their concerned loved ones to a confidential and anonymous helpline and online self-help resources, enabling them to address any concerning behaviour. 

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Suspended sentences for pair caught with cannabis worth more than £50,00

Two males received suspended jail sentences after they were found in possession of cannabis worth thousands of pounds.

Jack Ross, 19, of Creek Road, March and Harry Ardron, 23, of Belsize Avenue, Peterborough pleaded guilty to drugs offences at Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday May 9th 2017.

Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to a total of 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard how officers acting on intelligence, when they spotted Ross and Ardron leaving a property in Creek Road on June 21 last year (2016) with a large bag.

The officers stopped the men and discovered around six kilos of cannabis, with an estimated street value of up to £48,000 in their possession.

A search of Ross' home also led officers to discover 10 plants with a street value of up to £6,900.

Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to a total of 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Detective Constable Jon Edwards said: "Illegal drug use will not be tolerated in Cambridgeshire. Drug offending is an issue our communities care about and one we will continue to focus on."   E&OE
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Cambridgeshire Councillor Conservative Cllr James Palmer (he's the one with the three day beard growth and badly fitted specs),  is duly elected as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough's Combined Authority first elected Mayor.

Mayor Material...confirmed

A Cambridgeshire Councillor Conservative
Cllr James Palmer (he's the one with the three day beard growth and badly fitted specs),  is duly elected as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough's Combined Authority first elected Mayor.

Hopefully the Peterborough City Council will urgently consider sending him a satnav, map, posh scarf and potted history, as we are unlikely to see him in person around our neighbourhoods, without some assistance or incentive.

We'll send him a link to the Peterborough Tribune and a Bourges Boulevard dead rootball tree for his garden  (there still are several, as the replanting wasn't deep enough!)

He could prove us all wrong.

JB E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Urgent Police Video Appeal :Attempted Robbery: Lincoln Road Peterborough

Cambs Police have now withdrawn this video 16th May 2017.
Further information as we get it.

Cambridgeshire Police are urgently appealing for information as to the identity of this person in the security video following an attempted robbery in Lincoln Road, Peterborough on May 3 at about 1pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Two year jail term for 20-year-old computer hacker who created software program used to attack 1.7 million sites

Adam Mudd, 20, jailed 2 years for some 595 ‘distributed denial of services’ attacks – or DDoS – against 181 different IP addresses, including his own college, between September 2013 and April 2015. 

Word reaches us of yet another computer misuse crime, this time it affected or infected Cambridge University.  A computer nerd who made nearly £300,000 from his bedroom selling home-made software used to crash websites and computer networks around the world has been jailed for two years.

Adam Mudd, 20, created a programme called ‘Titanium Stresser’ which was used to attack 1.7 million sites by overloading them with millions of simultaneous requests for access.

He used it to personally carry out 595 ‘distributed denial of services’ attacks – or DDoS – against 181 different IP addresses, including his own college, between September 2013 and April 2015. 

Mudd also sold his creation to thousands of hackers across the globe, who used it to block countless websites.

It affected dozens of schools and colleges across the UK including Cambridge University.

Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay QC likened the DDoS attacks to a home being bombarded with millions of catalogues, meaning legitimate post is missed.

The hacker, who began his illegal career aged just 16, took payment into hundreds of different PayPal accounts and in Bit Coin, and by the age of 19 had amassed a fortune of £298,267.

Mudd admitting a charge of doing unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of computers.

He admitted a further charge of making or supplying an article for use in an offence contrary to the computer misuse act, and one charge of concealing criminal property in relation to the money.

The Old Bailey heard that the was first registered on 12 September 2013 for a small fee using a false name and address.

Between 18 September 2013 and 1 September 2015, 16 different IP addresses – computer services – were used to host the  The code used to write the programme was found on Mudd’s computer with ‘themuddfamily’ recorded as the founder and owner.

Mudd even set up a price programme for his customers, ranging from 100 seconds-per-month for $2.99 (£2.3) to 30,000 seconds over five years for $309.99 (£242.314).

He netted a total of $307,298 and 249.81 bitcoins from sales of the programme – or a total of £298,267.

Mr Polnay described the programme as ‘not an unimpressive piece of software’.
He said: ‘A distributed denial of services attack is an attack on websites, namely a computer sends a request to a website “please can you show me what’s on your page” but if a website is asked many, many times “please show me what’s on your page” it can’t do it and crashes.’

‘The Titanium Stresser, which is a not unimpressive piece of software, effectively carries out distributed denial of service attacks and takes down computer networks and websites,’ said Mr Polnay.

‘The defendant charged for use of it so others all over the world would pay money to use the programme.



Time is running out to spend your old £5 notes – with the paper currency set to become worthless on the High Street this week.

The old-fashioned paper £5 note will no longer be considered legal tender as of Friday May 5 meaning anybody with any of the old fivers lying about needs to take them to a bank or Post Office.

The Bank of England has estimated there still about 165 million notes in circulation across the country.

The Bank of England’s website says: “All Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time.  If your bank, building society or Post Office is not willing to accept these notes they can be exchanged with the Bank of England in London by post or in person.” E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581


7 Day Burglary Review for Peterborough, features an incident in Stanground.

Independent of all Groups,
run on Home Office guidelines
and privately funded.

Information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary
7 Day Burglary Review Peterborough
There have been a total of 6 Dwelling Burglaries over the last seven days in Peterborough, Now the weather is getting warmer ensure windows are not left unlocked or open, eevn if you are just briefly visiting the shops. Also it is suggested any ladders or steps in the garden or shed area are kept padlocked
23/04/2017 00:30 - 24/04/2017 01:00

24/04/2017 14:00 - 24/04/2017 14:25

Kesteven Walk, Eastgate, Peterborough, PE1 5DS
25/04/2017 01:00 - 25/04/2017 01:00
 Burghley Road, Peterborough, PE1 2QE
25/04/2017 15:00 - 25/04/2017 15:05

27/04/2017 18:30 - 27/04/2017 18:45
St Pauls Road, New England, Peterborough, PE1 3DP
28/04/2017 14:25 - 28/04/2017 14:25

If you have information on these or any other crime incidents, please contact Police via 101 (charges apply). E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, May 01, 2017

Passengers on Britain’s premier EAST COAST MAIN LINE can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost of travel between London, Yorkshire and Scotland.

Brilliant news for Peterborough as Rail Passengers on Britain’s premier rail line can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost of travel between London, Peterborough, Yorkshire and Scotland says Simon Calder.  

Virgin Trains East Coast has abandoned its former restriction of one minute to midnight the day before travel. Instead, the new deadline is two hours before departure.

For the time being, the option is open only for trains departing after 10am, and on journeys between London and one of 11 key stations. In England, the locations are Peterborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Doncaster and Leeds; Newcastle, Wakefield and Hull are not covered. The Scottish stations are Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.

If the news that Channel 4 television is seeking to re-locate its HQ and studios outside of London, it now makes strong economic sense to consider Peterborough as a prime City location, just as London based car firm Addison Lee have done by moving their operations to Hasmpton, Peterborough. Channel 4 and other TV companies are big users of the Addison Lee service.  Birmingham who are also in the running, are not served by the East Coast Main Line, so are now clearly disadvantaged.

We just need a 'strong and stable' local MP to recognise all this, any suggestions?   Oh well. Well done Virgin.  

Full story: E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Knives handed in from a previous amnesty campaign...

"KNIVES RUIN LIVES" is the clear message from police as they prepare to launch a county-wide amnesty.

The amnesty starts on Monday (May 1) and will last for a week, allowing anyone to hand in a weapon without prosecution.

The last knife amnesty was held in October and resulted in 147 weapons being taken off the streets. Both this and the May amnesty are part of national initiative Operation Sceptre.

Amnesty bins will be situated in police stations in the county, as well as Bayard Place in Peterborough city centre.

There were 328 possession of weapons offences in Cambridgeshire in 2015/16, a 37.2% increase on the previous year.

However, the figure is in line with a rise in offences across the country and remains below both the national and regional averages.

It is illegal to:
- sell a knife of any kind to anyone under 18 years old.
- carry a knife in public without good reason - unless it's a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
- carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
- use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and a fine of £5,000.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: "We were pleased with the results of the last amnesty and we're determined to do all we can to combat knife crime in the county. Supporting this national operation provides us with an excellent opportunity to get more knives off the streets.

"Our message for this amnesty is simple - knives ruin lives. We're urging people to take this opportunity to dispose of weapons without fear of prosecution.

"We're also appealing to anyone, including parents and carers, who know someone who carries a knife to encourage them to dispose of it."

Anyone who knows someone who carries a knife can also report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .





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So it could be some days before the copy (content) is seen by the Editor and properly formatted. We consider all representations and correct any facts that are clearly deficient.


THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

We have the full High Court judgment, saved as a page on here. l

ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


NUJ Code of Conduct

The NUJ's Code of Conduct has set out the main principles of British and Irish journalism since 1936.

The code is part of the rules and all journalists joining the union must sign that they will strive to adhere to the it.

Members of the National Union of Journalists are expected to abide by the following professional principles:

A journalist:

1 At all times upholds and defends the principle of media freedom, the right of freedom of expression and the right of the public to be informed

2 Strives to ensure that information disseminated is honestly conveyed, accurate and fair

3 Does her/his utmost to correct harmful inaccuracies

4 Differentiates between fact and opinion

5 Obtains material by honest, straightforward and open means, with the exception of investigations that are both overwhelmingly in the public interest and which involve evidence that cannot be obtained by straightforward means

6 Does nothing to intrude into anybody's private life, grief or distress unless justified by overriding consideration of the public interest

7 Protects the identity of sources who supply information in confidence and material gathered in the course of her/his work

8 Resists threats or any other inducements to influence, distort or suppress information and takes no unfair personal advantage of information gained in the course of her/his duties before the information is public knowledge

9 Produces no material likely to lead to hatred or discrimination on the grounds of a person's age, gender, race, colour, creed, legal status, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation

10 Does not by way of statement, voice or appearance endorse by advertisement any commercial product or service save for the promotion of her/his own work or of the medium by which she/he is employed

11 A journalist shall normally seek the consent of an appropriate adult when interviewing or photographing a child for a story about her/his welfare

12 Avoids plagiarism The NUJ believes a journalist has the right to refuse an assignment or be identified as the author of editorial that would break the letter or spirit of the code.

The NUJ will fully support any journalist disciplined for asserting her/his right to act according to the code

The NUJ logo is always a link to the home page.

(As modified at Delegate Meeting 2011)


Rights Holder Charter
Version: January 2009 v.3
This Rights Holder Charter (“Charter”) sets out the terms and conditions governing the relationship between Julian Bray, Park Farm Neighbourhood Watch blog entitled Peterborough Tribune (PBROTRIB) on the Blogger and other platforms, and an individual or company making a Contribution to PBROTRIB (“Rights Holder”). The purpose of this document is to ensure that the Charter terms are
incorporated into to all Contracts with each Rights Holder, so both parties areclear as to how PBROTRIB may use content. This Charter does not apply to content submitted:
· using a feature or interactive service that allows
the individual to upload to and display content on any of PBROTRIB websites
(including social sites), apps, WAP sites or any web address owned or operated
by PBROTRIB as may link to the terms accessible at
(User-Generated Content (“UGC”)); or
This Charter applies to all Rights Holder Contributions, except where the Rights Holder is already subject to a separate
written agreement with PBROTRIB in relation to Contributions, or where PBROTRIB
has agreed in writing to vary or amend the Charter due to exceptional circumstances. Formation of the Contract

By sending PBROTRIB a Contribution you are making
an offer to PBROTRIB to use the Contribution.’ PBROTRIB’s use of the
Contribution is acceptance of your offer and creates a Contract on the terms of this Charter. Submission of a Contribution by you is an acknowledgement that
you agree to the terms of this Charter. If you do not agree to the Charter you must email us as soon as possible to raise your objection and withdraw your
submitted Contribution, otherwise you will be deemed to have accepted the Charter terms.
Contract: the agreement between PBROTRIB and the Rights Holder relating to the Contribution incorporating this Charter and the Special Terms (where applicable);
Contribution: material (written, audio, visual, video or audiovisual) created by the Rights Holder and will be
classified as either Material You Send Us or Material We Request From You;
Credit: for Material You Send Us “© [insert name of Rights Holder and Year]”;
Publication: means one or more publications owned or operated by PBROTRIB. Licence: the licence granted by the Rights Holder to PBROTRIB
as set out in the Licence sections of this Charter;
Personal Data: has the same meaning as provided in section 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998;
Material You Send Us: a Contribution as set out under the Material You Send Us paragraph;
Material We Request From You: A Contribution as set out under the Material We Request From You paragraph; Rights Holder: name of the of the individual or company which has created the relevant Contribution; Special Terms: written terms between PBROTRIB and the Rights Holder relating to the Contribution that are not set out in this Charter and/or vary this Charter; and User-Generated Content: content submitted by an individual through a feature that allows the individual to upload material to any of PBROTRIB websites or social sites.
Conflict with other Agreements: If there is any inconsistency between any of the provisions of this Charter and the Special Terms, the Special Terms shall prevail. To be clear, where no Special Terms are agreed in writing, the Charter will apply without variation. Sending us a Contribution –
The information Rights Holders please provide To PBROTRIB When sending us a Contribution, please provide the following information:
Your Full Name;
Your Full Address; and Your Contact Telephone Number and Email Address.

We will not be able to provide Credits where a
Rights Holder has not provided the relevant information.

Material You Send Us

Material You Send Us is a Contribution that is
received by PBROTRIB from a Rights Holder. The Contribution may be solicited or unsolicited. The following are examples of Material You Send Us:
PBROTRIB has seen the Rights Holders’ photograph on a third party website. PBROTRIB contacts the
Rights Holder and asks to use the photograph. (Solicited). A Rights Holder speculatively submits a range of photographs to and for PBROTRIB’s use. The Editor may or may not decide to use one or more of the photographs. (Unsolicited) Material You Send Us does not include UGC, Material We Request You To Send Us or material that is governed under any
other relationship between the Rights Holder and PBROTRIB. PBROTRIB is under no obligation to accept any Material You Send Us for review and if accepted for review is under no obligation to offer a Contract. Should PBROTRIB decide that it wishes to use the Contribution, it will be governed by the terms of this Charter. PBROTRIB is under no obligation to use the Contribution. If you wish to submit a speculative Contribution to us, please
contact the appropriate PBROTRIB title. Please note that PBROTRIB will not be able to acknowledge receipt of your Contribution and any submission is at the Rights Holder’s own risk.
Material You Send Us – Licence Terms
PBROTRIB believes that Material You Send Us is the
Rights Holder’s property and that the Rights Holder should not need to give up all its rights for the Contribution to be used by PBROTRIB. Therefore, by
sending us a Contribution, the Rights Holder grants the following irrevocable licence in perpetuity to PBROTRIB: The right to publish, reproduce, licence and sell the Contribution as part of the Publication throughout the world in the following formats:
-- the physical printed Publication;
-- in a replica layout in any electronic format of
the Publication;
-- on the website version of the Publication;
-- in any PBROTRIB apps delivering the Publication
to a reader; and
-- on any PBROTRIB social media pages.
-- The right to publish extracts or the whole of
the Publication (which may or may not include the Contribution) when promoting PBROTRIB’s business or subscriptions in media advertisement, show cards and other promotional aids. The Right to authorise The Newspaper Licensing Agency and similar reprographic rights organisations in other jurisdictions (“RROs”) to distribute or license the distribution of your Contribution throughout the world in any language(s) for RROs’ licensed acts and purposes as amended from time to time, and to keep available your Contribution through such RROs. The unlimited right to amend, edit, select, crop, retouch, add to or delete any part of the Contribution, in any format, whether electronic or otherwise, including the right to remove or amend any meta data associated with the Contribution.

The right to store the Contribution electronically.
In return for the licence granted in relation to the Material You Send Us, PBROTRIB will endeavour to provide the Credit with the Contribution. The licence granted to PBROTRIB shall survive any termination of the agreement between PBROTRIB and the
Rights Holder. Material We Request From You
Material We Request From You is a Contribution that
has specifically commissioned by PBROTRIB. PBROTRIB will contact a Rights Holder and
commission them to provide a Contribution in relation to a brief. An example of Material We Request From You is: PBROTRIB needs a photograph of a country building. PBROTRIB instructs the Rights Holder to attend the venue and take picture of the building. Material We Request From You does not include UGC, Material You Send Us or material that is governed under any other relationship between the Rights Holder and PBROTRIB . The Rights Holder will provide its own equipment and materials to fulfil its obligation for Material We Request From You. PBROTRIB is under no obligation to use the Contribution. Material We Request From You –
Assignment and Licence
PBROTRIB believes that Material We Request From You should be PBROTRIB ’s property as PBROTRIB has requested the Rights Holder’s services and instructed them to create the Contribution on its behalf. However, PBROTRIB acknowledges that the Right Holder may need a licence from PBROTRIB to
use the Contribution for limited purposes. Therefore, in submitting Material We Request From You to PBROTRIB , the Rights Holder assigns to PBROTRIB with full title, right and interest all existing and future intellectual property rights in the Contribution. In return, PBROTRIB will endeavour to give a Credit to the Rights Holder and PBROTRIB grants the Rights Holder a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the Contribution in its own online and offline portfolio, provided that the following copyright notice is applied to the Contribution “©Peterborough
Tribune, used under limited licence”.
General notes about Rights: Any rights granted to PBROTRIB or the Rights Holder under this Charter shall survive termination of the Contract for any reason. Rights Holder Promises The Rights Holder promises: that it owns the Contribution and / or is (and will continue to be) authorised to grant the rights to PBROTRIB; nothing in the Contribution is blasphemous, discriminatory, defamatory, untrue, misleading or unlawful; that the Contribution complies with the NUJ Code of Professional Conduct and the Independent
Press Standards Organisations Editors’ regulations and Code of Practice; the Contribution does not contain any virus, Trojan horse, hidden computer software or similar; the Contribution does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party; where the Contribution contains Personal Data, all
the necessary consents in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 have been obtained; where the Contribution contains images of children under the age of 16, written parental consent has been obtained and can be provided on request; and maintain and comply with, at all times, the highest ethical standards in the preparation, creation and delivery of the Contribution.
Complaints In the event that a complaint is raised in relation to a Contribution, the Rights Holder agrees to co-operate fully with any internal or external investigation or process. Status. The Rights Holder is an independent contractor and nothing in the Charter shall render the Rights Holder an employee, worker,
agent or partner of PBROTRIB. The Rights Holder is responsible for any taxes/national insurance payable in relation to any services provided under the Charter.
Indemnity The Rights Holder shall keep PBROTRIB indemnified in full against all loss incurred or paid by PBROTRIB as a result of or in connection with any claim made against PBROTRIB by a third party:
arising out of, or in connection with the Contribution, to the extent that such claim arises out of the breach of this or any terms of this Charter (including any Special Terms); and for actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights arising out of, or in connection with the use of the Contribution except in so far as the claim arises as a result of changes made by PBROTRIB or a breach of the Licence by PBROTRIB.
Variation of the Charter No variation of any term of this Charter will be effective, unless it is set out in writing (letter, fax or email) and signed by
a relevant authorised representative of PBROTRIB. If you wish to submit a Contribution and are unable to agree with the terms of this Charter or if you
have any questions regarding this Charter, please contact a relevant authorised representative of the PBROTRIB publication.
Problems & Disputes In the event of a problem or dispute in relation to a Licence and/or in connection with this Charter, in the first instance the Rights Holder and the Editor will look to resolve the dispute amicably. Application of the Charter Unless otherwise agreed, this Charter shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction