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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

Mobile library service back on Peterborough roads

Mobile library service back on Peterborough roads

Mobile library  services are back on Peterborough roads from today, Tuesday, April 20. 
Man jailed for smuggling drugs into HMP Peterborough

Man jailed for smuggling drugs into HMP Peterborough

A 39-year-old man who was found carrying drugs into a Peterborough prison has been jailed. 
Peterborough-based online car dealer Carzam reports record week

Peterborough-based online car dealer Carzam reports record week

Peterborough-based online car buying platform Carzam saw a record spell of trading in the same week traditional dealerships were allowed to reopen. 
5% deposit mortgage scheme launched

5% deposit mortgage scheme launched

Things could look more promising for aspiring house buyers in Peterborough with deposits as low as 5% from Monday, as a new UK Government-backed mortgage scheme gets under way. 
47% rise in stalking reports in 3 months - how to spot the signs

47% rise in stalking reports in 3 months - how to spot the signs

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is warning members of the public in Peterborough to look out for signs of stalking after more than 600 incidents were reported in Peterborough over the course of three months. 
No serious injuries after five-vehicle collision

No serious injuries after five-vehicle collision

Five-vehicles were involved in a collision on the A1 near Peterborough on Friday, April 16.
Have you registered to vote?

Have you registered to vote?

Peterborough residents have until 5 pm today, April 19, to register to vote in the upcoming elections. 
Peterborough Weather: Sunny, warm and dry start to the week

Peterborough Weather: Sunny, warm and dry start to the week

Keep your shades handy as it’s going to be a dry and sunny start to the working week in Peterborough.
Election in a pandemic: What to expect at your polling station

Election in a pandemic: What to expect at your polling station

Hand sanitisers, face masks and one-away systems - voting in your local elections will be a different experience in 2021 as measures have been placed to make polling booths Covid-safe. 

"A first haircut since October" - Peterborough businesses reopened after long lockdown

Earlier this week businesses opened their doors as part of the recovery - we caught up with some of those people taking another step towards normality in Hampton, Bretton and Werrington