October 2010

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Thumbs up for Peterborough/Cambridge enterprise alliance

THE Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GC GP LEP) bid has been given the green light to proceed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Local Enterprise Partnerships have been created…




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Council to spare Westcombe Engineering

WESTCOMBE Engineering, the Peterborough City Council-controlled company that provides engineering work for people with disabilities, will not be closed down. Council leader Marco Cereste said he intends to refer the matter back to the cabinet…



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Meerkat helps drive growth at BGL

PETERBOROUGH-based insurance company BGL Group has reported a strong performance in a challenging market, with the announcement of its financial results for the year July 2009 to June 2010. And a lot of that growth…


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Thomas Cook and Co-op to merge high street operations

PETERBOROUGH travel giant Thomas Cook and the travel arm of the Co-operative will merge their travel and foreign exchange shops. The combined companies are hoping to make £35m of savings a year by combining headquarters,…


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‘Station quarter’ development idea revealed

THIS is an artist’s impression of what Peterborough’s ‘station quarter’ could look like by 2012, according to Dutch developer ING (click image to see a bigger version). Plans on display outside Peterborough Town Hall reveal…


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Council leader wows ´em in Belgium

PETERBOROUGH City Council leader Councillor Marco Cereste (left) and director of environment capital Trevor Gibson have been leading seminars showcasing the innovative ‘Sustainable City Visualisation Project’ this week (October 4-7) at the 8th European Week of Regions…