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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

Peterborough Music Matters live event: Meet Helena

Peterborough Music Matters live event: Meet Helena

Our first ever Peterborough Music Matters virtual event will stream on our website next Saturday, October 3, from around 6pm.
Posh narrowly beaten but bosses disagree on penalty

Posh narrowly beaten but bosses disagree on penalty

Grant Leadbitter’s late penalty was enough to seal Sunderland a narrow 1-0 Sky Bet League One victory over Peterborough to extend their unbeaten start at the Stadium of Light.
Have you seen missing David?

Have you seen missing David?

David Smith, was last seen at his home in Oundle Road, Peterborough on September 18.
How Citizens Advice Peterborough resolved 8000 issues in 2020

How Citizens Advice Peterborough resolved 8000 issues in 2020

Citizens Advice Peterborough is busier than ever.
The dough must go on - afternoon tea raises £500 for breast cancer charity

The dough must go on - afternoon tea raises £500 for breast cancer charity

It's not just the ‘Bake Off’ tent that has boasted smashing sponges and brilliant bakes this week – an Afternoon Tea in Stanground served up its own delicious range of homemade treats.
Local lockdowns: The latest UK towns and cities to face extra restrictions

Local lockdowns: The latest UK towns and cities to face extra restrictions

Towns and cities in north-west England, West Yorkshire and Wales are the latest to face new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Peterborough no longer 'area of concern'

Coronavirus: Peterborough no longer 'area of concern'

Peterborough's "good work" has seen the city removed from the national covid-19 watchlist, meaning it is no longer an area of concern.
Team Sementa continues the footballing fun in memory of late mum

Team Sementa continues the footballing fun in memory of late mum

When Marco Sementa's mother Shayne passed away eight years ago he decided to do something in her memory by dusting off his boots for the first time in nearly a decade.
Your chance to fire questions at NHS bosses

Your chance to fire questions at NHS bosses

Have your say on health issues at the virtual Annual Public Meeting for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
Quiz show experience wasn't Pointless for Peterborough teacher

Quiz show experience wasn't Pointless for Peterborough teacher

A Peterborough primary school teacher will for once be hoping for low scores in a test when he appears on a hit TV gameshow next week.