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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

Criminal behaviour order for Peterborough man

Criminal behaviour order for Peterborough man

A man who has persistently committed thefts in Peterborough city centre has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
Coronavirus: MP working long days and nights to pass vital virus legislation

Coronavirus: MP working long days and nights to pass vital virus legislation

North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara, like his Conservative colleague Paul Bristow MP, is working long days and nights in Westminster to pass vital legislation to help defeat the coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Supermarket restrictions

Coronavirus: Supermarket restrictions

Supermarket restrictions are in place across the city - and indeed many parts of the world - while we deal with how to feed ourselves in the new coronavirus world.
Peterborough Beer Festival 'very unlikely' to go ahead

Peterborough Beer Festival 'very unlikely' to go ahead

Peterborough Beer Festival is on the verge of being cancelled, according to organisers.
Wear a Hat for Anna's Hope

Wear a Hat for Anna's Hope

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer of killer of children in the UK and Friday, March 27 is Brain Tumour Awareness Day. This is a national event where members of the public are asked to wear a hat to show support.
COMMENT: The stillness of Peterborough

COMMENT: The stillness of Peterborough

How are we all bearing up?
Plea not to contact police with coronavirus queries

Plea not to contact police with coronavirus queries

Cambridgeshire Police force is urging people to visit national coronavirus website pages following a significant increase in queries to its control room.
Good news as 'lost' defibrillator is returned

Good news as 'lost' defibrillator is returned

A defibrillator that had gone missing in Bretton has been returned back after it was used elsewhere.
Cambridgeshire - £40m fund for affordable housing

Cambridgeshire - £40m fund for affordable housing

The Combined Authority has approved an additional £40 million fund for affordable housing, including its £100k Homes project.
Coronavirus:  Four deaths confirmed at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Coronavirus: Four deaths confirmed at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Four patients at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital who tested positive for the coronavirus have died.