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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

Cambridgeshire police arrest nearly 60 people for knife-crime in August

Cambridgeshire police arrest nearly 60 people for knife-crime in August

Nearly 60 people were arrested for possession of a knife or offensive weapon last month in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 
Netherton Pharmacy begins flu jab roll-out

Netherton Pharmacy begins flu jab roll-out

Netherton Pharmacy in Peterborough begins flu jab roll-out.
Trapped person rescued following three-car crash

Trapped person rescued following three-car crash

Firefighters rescue a person after three-car crash in Peterborough.
'It's been a struggle': Supply issues continue to impact city retailers

'It's been a struggle': Supply issues continue to impact city retailers

Retailers in Peterborough say they are still feeling the pinch with shortages in supplies coming through their door. 
Family 's delight as they reunite with missing pet tortoise Delilah

Family 's delight as they reunite with missing pet tortoise Delilah

Peterborough family relieved after their missing beloved pet tortoise Delilah was found earlier in the week. 
How Emma Raducanu's story is inspiring two budding table tennis stars

How Emma Raducanu's story is inspiring two budding table tennis stars

Two Peterborough mums are using Emma Raducanu’s US Open win to inspire their young daughters who want to be table tennis champions. 
City tennis club sees rise in enquiries from young girls after Raducanu's big win

City tennis club sees rise in enquiries from young girls after Raducanu's big win

A city tennis club has seen a sharp rise in enquiries after Emma Raducanu’s US Open win.  
Have you spotted these murals around Peterborough?

Have you spotted these murals around Peterborough?

The city’s underpasses have been given a makeover thanks to local artists and the charity Diaspora. 
Mac closes Peterborough store

Mac closes Peterborough store

The popular cosmetics brand Mac has closed its Peterborough store.
Car set alight in Orton Goldhay

Car set alight in Orton Goldhay

A car was set on fire in Orton, Goldhay on Sunday.