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Shariqua Ahmed

Shariqua Ahmed

Shariqua was born and raised in Hyderabad, India, and moved to Peterborough in November 2016 after getting married to a Peterborian - having worked as a newspaper journalist in India.

Prior to Peterborough Matters, she was working as a local reporter for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - exploring and digging out local stories ranging from drug dealing and refugees rebuilding their lives in Peterborough to Eid celebrations and Peterborough City Council matters. She now considers Peterborough her new home and is very passionate about it!

Recent Work by Shariqua

East of England Arena in Peterborough illuminates blue to support NHS

East of England Arena in Peterborough illuminates blue to support NHS

East of Arena Showground in Peterborough lit up in blue to show solidarity to he NHS staff and join in the national 'Clap for Carer' initiative.
'Trick-Tok' videos on dog training cheering people up during lockdown

'Trick-Tok' videos on dog training cheering people up during lockdown

A dog training company has been shut in response to coronavirus. The owner of First Class Dog Training, now hopes to cheer everyone up with his weekly fun videos on dog training.
Peterborough Cathedral launches 'Tales from Tour Guides'

Peterborough Cathedral launches 'Tales from Tour Guides'

Tour guides at Peterborough Cathedral have found a way to keep themselves and others entertained during the lockdown: the volunteers are telling the stories of the cathedral.
Peterborough fitness instructor launches free women-only online sessions

Peterborough fitness instructor launches free women-only online sessions

Personal trainer, Yasmin Siddique, is holding live online fitness sessions for women only in Peterborough, to help them stay active during the current lockdown.
Peterborough hospital to stop accepting hot food donations for staff

Peterborough hospital to stop accepting hot food donations for staff

Staff at Peterborough City Hospital have been overwhelmed with kind donations from the members of public. However, it has now said it won't be able to accept hot food donations - they suggest NHS discounts as an alternative.
Cambs fire and rescue being called out for deliberate fires, urge caution

Cambs fire and rescue being called out for deliberate fires, urge caution

Cambridgeshire fire services say they are still having to attend to fires started deliberately. They are urging people to excercise caution and be fire safe.
Peterborough father living in Malta escapes lockdown just in time to return home

Peterborough father living in Malta escapes lockdown just in time to return home

Matthew Mahabadi has returned safely and just in time to Peterborough from Malta before the lockdown was enforced. 
Peterborough community pitching in to arrange scrubs and masks for NHS staff

Peterborough community pitching in to arrange scrubs and masks for NHS staff

NHS staff has raised concerns of shortage of protective equipment to treat patients during coronavirus. Therefore, a charity is collecting masks and gloves, while one bridal dressmaker is stitching scrubs for the medical staff.
Waitrose makes exclusive shopping section with food and till area for NHS workers

Waitrose makes exclusive shopping section with food and till area for NHS workers

Waitrose supermarket on Mayor's Walk, Peterborough turned its cafe area into a dedicated shopping space with a till and food shopping area for the NHS workers, to make their shopping trip quick and worthwhile.
Peterborough charity is appealing for help to survive

Peterborough charity is appealing for help to survive

Little Miracles, a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions, is appealing for help to survive the coronavirus lockdown.