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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

Lorry driver who was 'all over the carriageway’ was three times legal limit, court hears

Lorry driver who was 'all over the carriageway’ was three times legal limit, court hears

Sveltozar Ivanov who drove a fully laden lorry along the A1M while more than three times over the drink drive limit has been jailed. 
Peterborough school to stay closed due to heating issues

Peterborough school to stay closed due to heating issues

West Town Primary in Peterborough will stay closed on Tuesday, January 26,  due to heating issues, Peterborough City Council has confirmed. 
Comment: Covid-19 vaccine seemed quick, safe and simple

Comment: Covid-19 vaccine seemed quick, safe and simple

It’s probably going to be a while before I am invited for my Covid-19 vaccine, but from what I have seen, it's going to be quick, safe and simple...
Top award for Peterborough accountant

Top award for Peterborough accountant

 A Peterborough-based accountant has bagged a prestigious award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 
Teenagers arrested after police attend suspected burglary

Teenagers arrested after police attend suspected burglary

Two teenagers have been charged with burglary after police received a concerned call from a member of the public.
Crews deal with house fire in Peterborough city centre

Crews deal with house fire in Peterborough city centre

Fire crews attend to a house fire in Peterborough city centre. 
Gallery: Peterborough shares their snow pictures

Gallery: Peterborough shares their snow pictures

Peterborough had a significant amount of snow on Sunday, January 24 – and members of the public have been sharing their snow pictures:
'Robins Project' hopes to capture memories of families battling terminal illnesses

'Robins Project' hopes to capture memories of families battling terminal illnesses

A Peterborough-mum is out on a mission to gift lifelong memories to families battling terminal illnesses- Would you like to help? 
List of Peterborough schools closed due to snow

List of Peterborough schools closed due to snow

Multiple schools in Peterborough have announced they will remain closed today, Monday, January 25 due to the snow.
Gallery: Peterborough enjoys the snow

Gallery: Peterborough enjoys the snow

Peterborough enjoys the snowfall, which is the first big one for 2021.