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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

Covid-19 risks ‘levelling down’ East of England as its cities’ economies are hit hard by the pandemic

Covid-19 risks ‘levelling down’ East of England as its cities’ economies are hit hard by the pandemic

Covid-19 risks ‘levelling down’ East of England as its cities’ economies are hit hard by the pandemic, with Peterborough facing considerable challenges, a study reports.
How to make your holidays work harder in 2021 - by grabbing 35 days of leave from 15

How to make your holidays work harder in 2021 - by grabbing 35 days of leave from 15

With a little forward thinking it's possible this year to use bank holidays and breaks to your advantage - and turn 23 days of holiday into 53 days in total.
A varied arts programme for our county

A varied arts programme for our county

The Arts Society Peterborough has a number of online lectures to entertain you throughout the winter and spring.
Opinion: Talking about returning to life is not selfish

Opinion: Talking about returning to life is not selfish

I've noticed a difference to this lockdown in how people are treated.
How retail and business could look in Peterborough's future

How retail and business could look in Peterborough's future

Peterborough's high street is currently largely deserted, like many across the UK - and we're all hoping for a return to 'normality' at some point soon.
Retail in Peterborough: St Peter's Arcade could open again

Retail in Peterborough: St Peter's Arcade could open again

St Peter's Arcade on Bridge Street could reopen again if a motion to Peterborough City Council is passed.
Covid: Peterborough gets its mass vaccine site tomorrow

Covid: Peterborough gets its mass vaccine site tomorrow

A further 32 vaccine sites are set to open across the country this week, NHS England has said - and Peterborough's new site will join the museum made famous as the set of hit TV series Peaky Blinders and a site familiar to Strictly viewers in Blackpool.
Darren Ferguson hails ‘disciplined’ Peterborough performance

Darren Ferguson hails ‘disciplined’ Peterborough performance

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson praised his side for a “disciplined away performance” following the 1-0 victory at Ipswich.
Own goal gifts Posh win at Ipswich

Own goal gifts Posh win at Ipswich

An own goal by Ipswich defender Mark McGuinness midway through the second half secured a 1-0 win for Peterborough which moved them up to third in League One.
Paolo's Posh Preview - Ipswich Town

Paolo's Posh Preview - Ipswich Town

Peterborough United travel to Portman Road today as they face fellow promotion hopefuls Ipswich Town, kick-off 3pm.