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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.

Email
john.baker@peterboroughmatters.co.uk

Recent Work by John

80’s-themed black tie bingo raises over £28k for charity

80’s-themed black tie bingo raises over £28k for charity

The third running of Princebuild's glamorous take on Bingo – dubbed ‘Blingo’ by its creator Matthew Pudney - showed that despite the two year break it was clear that Peterborough still knows how to enjoy itself.
CCTV appeal after attack and bank card theft

CCTV appeal after attack and bank card theft

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery.
Epic Fail is great success in Gladstone Street

Epic Fail is great success in Gladstone Street

A performance at Gladstone Primary Academy celebrating failure certainly wasn't a disappointment.
Health chiefs:  Inflation could lead to “choppy waters”

Health chiefs: Inflation could lead to “choppy waters”

Health bosses have said there could be “choppy waters” ahead as inflation impacts the cost of running a health service.
ARU and Drinkaware to research spiking in UK

ARU and Drinkaware to research spiking in UK

Anglia Ruskin University is investigating the scale of drink spiking in the UK, thanks to a new partnership with Drinkaware.
Food for Nought can continue mission thanks to PCVS

Food for Nought can continue mission thanks to PCVS

Food for Nought can continue helping 900 people a week across Peterborough thanks to new support and funds.
Jubilation! at Nene Park for new project

Jubilation! at Nene Park for new project

Nene Park Trust has welcomed artists Keith Hopewell and Nikki Goldup to work with local young people in a new community art project – Jubilation! - to celebrate the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee. 
Make a difference in the Anna’s Hope 5K Fun Run at the 2022 Great Eastern Run

Make a difference in the Anna’s Hope 5K Fun Run at the 2022 Great Eastern Run

Local children’s Charity Anna’s Hope are proud to be a charity partner in this year’s Great Eastern Run and are delighted that their 5K Fun Run will be back.
Recruitment drive to find food industry heroes among ex-service personnel

Recruitment drive to find food industry heroes among ex-service personnel

Ex-military engineers are being called on to help bridge the gap in the food manufacturing industry.
Carer, cadet, and now councillor: Meet Rylan Ray

Carer, cadet, and now councillor: Meet Rylan Ray

When Rylan Ray recently returned to his old school Fulbridge Academy, staff reminded him of an election-style event they held in 2010, when he acted as a campaign manager.