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John Baker

John Baker

John has lived the local area for almost 40 years and in Peterborough for almost a decade. He started his reporting career in 2005 at the Spalding Guardian before moving to the Peterborough Telegraph in 2010, eventually running the features desk. There, he covered everything from council meetings and police raids to beer festivals and the PGER, thoroughly enjoying every minute of it.

In 2014 he moved into marketing at Zazzle Media and then Peterborough City Council, combining a passion for writing with skills in videography and photography. He's proud to live in Peterborough and thinks it is an underrated city - but not by those that know it best.

Recent Work by John

How to get paid for sharing your hobby

How to get paid for sharing your hobby

Are you passionate about arts and crafts? What about gardening, Tai Chi or model making?
Rough sleepers' litter picking is one way of giving something back at The Garden House

Rough sleepers' litter picking is one way of giving something back at The Garden House

April 12 saw many new beginnings across the city - and one of those was the city's refuge for supporting rough sleepers reopening.
Peacock proud to be opening after November move

Peacock proud to be opening after November move

The Peacock on London Road was "buzzing again" on Saturday as Peterborough takes more steps towards normality.
TikTok fan Jas ready to fly for charity

TikTok fan Jas ready to fly for charity

A social media fan is swapping TikTok for a big drop as he prepares to throw himself out of an aeroplane for charity in Peterborough.
The mask clip that prevents glasses steaming - and it's made in Peterborough

The mask clip that prevents glasses steaming - and it's made in Peterborough

Last year, in the early stages of the Covid pandemic, James Coulter spotted an opportunity to solve the problem of masks causing glasses to 'steam up'. 
Plea for Peterborough to help Caribbean volcano evacuees

Plea for Peterborough to help Caribbean volcano evacuees

A plea has been made for donations from the people of Peterborough for those left homeless by the La Soufriere volcanic eruption.
Buy to rent is booming in Peterborough

Buy to rent is booming in Peterborough

Peterborough has been named as a potential build-to-rent (BTR) hotspot for developers and investors.
Police officer dismissed after standards breach

Police officer dismissed after standards breach

A police officer has been found to have breached standards of professional behaviour at a misconduct hearing.
Gallery: A lovely Saturday in Peterborough

Gallery: A lovely Saturday in Peterborough

Peterborough Matters was out and about in the city centre today. Here's what's going on.
Ferguson: Results are all that matters

Ferguson: Results are all that matters

Darren Ferguson toasted derby glory as Peterborough “ticked off” another success in their promotion quest.