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Carly Beech

Carly Beech

Carly grew up in Peterborough and took her A levels at Thomas Deacon Academy. After a successful three years studying journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, she worked in London for 18 months as a showbiz reporter at Daily Star Online. Her time in showbiz saw her tackle many new and interesting experiences, including festivals, concerts and events.

During her time in a busy newsroom, she was working with FeatureMe! UK doing freelance work and finding out all the interesting stories about people just like you or me. She also worked as a content writer for Zazzle Media, which has allowed her to dip into multiple industries. Now at Peterborough Matters, Carly will be gathering more information to understand what the people of Peterborough want to hear about.

Recent Work by Carly

Covid: What tier is Peterborough in and what does it mean?

Covid: What tier is Peterborough in and what does it mean?

When the second national lockdown is lifted on December 2, Peterborough will be going into tier 2, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed.
Covid-19: What can stay open in tier 2?

Covid-19: What can stay open in tier 2?

Peterborough will enter tier 2 from Wednesday, December 2, which means no mixing of households indoors aside from support bubbles will be allowed, with a maximum gathering of six permitted outdoors – but what are we allowed to do?
A journey down the Amazon - How Peterborough's warehouse is preparing for Black Friday

A journey down the Amazon - How Peterborough's warehouse is preparing for Black Friday

For around an hour or so on Tuesday, I quit my job as a reporter and became an Amazon employee – and let me tell you, it's a different world out there!
National living wage hourly increase to £8.91 - and other highlights of the spending review

National living wage hourly increase to £8.91 - and other highlights of the spending review

Peterborough workers will be among those to see an increase in the national living wage of 19p an hour, following the government spending review.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre could replace Peterborough hotel

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre could replace Peterborough hotel

The Hub hotel, based on Newton Way, Fengate, may be turned into a residential care facility for people overcoming addiction following a '70% slump' in business following Brexit and Covid.
MPs call for IVF services to be reinstated on NHS in Peterborough

MPs call for IVF services to be reinstated on NHS in Peterborough

Our two MPs have backed the campaign to urge Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to reinstate IVF on the NHS.
Who is eligible for rapid Covid-19 testing?

Who is eligible for rapid Covid-19 testing?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that rapid Covid-19 testing will be going ahead in a number of sectors across the UK, with some already underway.
Government spending review to hit 'lowest paid and savers'

Government spending review to hit 'lowest paid and savers'

Almost 20% of Peterborough residents could be affected by the government spending review due to take place this week as it is predicted to hit low-paid workers and savers the hardest.
Search for Bernadette Walker moves to Dogsthorpe

Search for Bernadette Walker moves to Dogsthorpe

Cambridgeshire Constabulary have continued in their efforts to find Bernadette Walker as the search moves to Dogsthorpe, Peterborough.
Appeal for information following crash on Bourges Boulevard

Appeal for information following crash on Bourges Boulevard

Cambridgeshire Constabulary are appealing for information following a single vehicle crash on Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough.