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Peterborough Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Struggling equestrian centre in Peterborough launches fundraiser

Struggling equestrian centre in Peterborough launches fundraiser

More than 80 horse riding enthusiasts visit Folly Farm Equestrian centre on London Road in Yaxley near Peterborough each week, which is home to nine horses. However, it has launched a fundraising appeal to survive the lockdown. 
Virtual council meetings to begin in Peterborough

Virtual council meetings to begin in Peterborough

Group leaders have agreed to allow virtual formal meetings to take place at Peterborough City Council during the remainder of the Covid-19 emergency.
Coronavirus: The data behind ethnicity in our region

Coronavirus: The data behind ethnicity in our region

The ethnic breakdown of deaths involving Covid-19 in hospitals in the east of England has been revealed. Concerns have been raised that some ethnic groups in the UK have suffered a disproportionate number of deaths related to the virus.
UK has 'most Covid-19 deaths in Europe'

UK has 'most Covid-19 deaths in Europe'

The UK has passed Italy as the country with the most Covid-19 deaths in Europe, new figures show – but academics have warned that cross-country comparisons are “difficult”.
Braving the shave for Sue Ryder

Braving the shave for Sue Ryder

Three members of the senior management at HMP Peterborough will be shaving their head to raise money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. So far they have raised £1000 with an aim to raise another £1000 by next week.
Peterborough NHS volunteers start Facebook support

Peterborough NHS volunteers start Facebook support

Peterborough members of the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme, which saw 750,000 people sign up to help the NHS in its response to COVID-19, have created a Facebook group to support each other in their volunteer experiences.
Coronavirus and care homes: Different picture for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Coronavirus and care homes: Different picture for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 recorded in Cambridgeshire care homes has more than doubled in a week, despite a drop in the equivalent national figures.
Council and CCG proud of Peterborough's response to the coronavirus

Council and CCG proud of Peterborough's response to the coronavirus

Coronavirus has presented challenges on an 'unprecedented' scale but communities have done us proud, according to two of the senior figures in our local authorities and healthcare systems.
How the 'Man with a Van' needs your help to feed city

How the 'Man with a Van' needs your help to feed city

Peterborough-based group Food for Nought delivers surplus food from local farmers and supermarkets to food banks and community fridges. They are appealing for help after a rise in demand for their services and are desperate for a second van.
What it's like to go through Peterborough's ‘coronavirus drive-through test’

What it's like to go through Peterborough's ‘coronavirus drive-through test’

Members of public and staff share experiences of using the new drive-through coronavirus test centre set up at the East of England Arena and Events Centre in Orton Northgate.