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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

POLICE CCTV VIDEO: 2nd September Filling station robbery - Peterborough

Cambridgeshire Police have released this CCTV video of a robbery in progress at a filling station on Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough on September 2nd. Anyone with information should dial 101 or alternatively can leave the information in confidence with Crimestoppers. The Peterborough Tribune will also accept your comments (also in confidence) simply by leaving a comment (not for publishing) on this post. We will ensure it reaches the right department. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL.


Local radio personality Paul Stainton and holder of several national radio awards, announced this morning live on air that he is to leave the BBC and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

He is to concentrate on his media related business in Stamford, and is not  moving to another radio station...

Paul a consistent and effective champion of Peterborough issues on the Cambridge centred station. In addition we hear the former Peterborough split-feed BBC Studio which is now only used on an ad-hoc basis following the stations increasing concentration on Cambridge is under threat and the word is the studio will close in a few months time.

Evening Drivetime presenter and ex ITN reporter Chris Mann is set to take up the Big Conversation hot seat.....clearly he has big boots to fill! E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Tuesday, September 19, 2017



Peterborough residents (and the departing Paul Stainton from BBC Cambridgeshires' Big Conversation) will be concerned to learn that our cash strapped Peterborough City Council is to tip some £15 million of fresh public money (which could easily have covered the construction of a new Rhubarb bridge) into the faltering Fletton Quays project in a desperate effort to speed up construction of an hotel on the site, but in reality how safe is this latest investment?

Clearly the council must take immediate steps to ringfence any investment as it could well be swallowed up by losses on the three other projects in the scheme, projects not related to Peterborough.

It seems that some of the other projects in the portfolio have run into trouble as nett asset valuations (NAV) have not been established, so a realistic financial view of the viability of the projects cannot be presented.

In addition, Peterborough City Council before handing over the public money bags might like to do some very simple financial background checks on the intended hotel partner Norlin Hotel Holdings Limited which seems to be a recently set up £100 Limited Company, with a hefty string of charges against it, all held by Ulster Bank Limited, clearly an injection of a fresh £15 million (from any new source) would be just the ticket, and possibly see off the paper held by Ulster Bank....

Could this be the Icelandic banks all over again? A recent note circulated to institutional investors contained new information which any prudent financial organisation might suggest needs urgent investigation before any funds are released by our old friend Conservative Cllr Peter Hiller, who some may recall criminally keyed a car in a car park, ended up with a conviction and a hefty fine, having first pleaded not guilty at his trial.    

Anyone investing £15 million in the Republic of Cyprus regulated GB Strategic Land Fund, and or it projects should also note:
GB Strategic Land Fund is a Dedicated Fund of KMG SICAV-SIF (the "Company" or the "Fund"), a Luxembourg-registered "Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable"authorised and regulated by the Luxembourg regulator, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier ("CSSF"), governed by the Law of 13 February 2007 and qualifies as an Alternative Investment Fund ("AIF") of the specialised investment funds type, managed by KMG Capital Markets Ltd ("KMG"), an external Alternative Investment Fund Manager ("AIFM"), established in the Republic of Cyprus, in accordance with Chapter II of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers ("AIFMD") and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (‘CySEC’).

The key individuals involved include: 

Ernie Battey – Director
Stuart Robinson – Lincolnshire Lakes
Nick Condon – RPW
Nick Weston – RPW
Richard Waltho – RPW

 KMG SICAV Lucent (GB Strategic Land Fund) Suspension

In July 2016: The Cyprus regulated KMG removed Lucent as the adviser to the fund and decided to take over the operation going forward. The fund it is alleged has been suspended from 30th June 2016, because it has a large exposure on an option which they say in the opinion of the Board, cannot be adequately valued in light of uncertainties related to its imminent sale.  

This asset is part of the Lincolnshire Lakes project.  The Fund was placed under suspension to protect investors until the uncertainty over the valuation of the option is resolved.  It is not said to be linked with increased redemptions or liquidity issues.

The fund is currently invested in 4 projects including the Fletton Quays development,  in Peterborough however they are currently not planning on exiting nor closing the Fund.

By April 2017: The fund has been renamed GB Strategic Land Fund and the fund managers expected the fund to reopen in the next four weeks.  Investors are apparently still waiting for news of the opening pricing and options for investors.  The issues remain about concern for the new opening price and how those who have put through surrender requests will be affected.

By August 2017:  And the fund remains suspended and now there is serious talk, say insiders of a compulsory liquidation once a couple of the underlying projects have been sold off at deeply discounted prices.  

Yet another AGM was due to held in Luxembourg on the 21st August 2017. No accounts were available at the original 15th June 2017 AGM! But did the PCC or their agents tell anyone about this?

Not a prospect any investor would welcome, so why not tap up some public money which seems to be the route forward with the news that Peterborough City Council is possibly on the hook for a cool £15 million!

Interestingly the current timetable of events when projected forward might well see this Cyprus administered fund written down, project sold off piecemeal, and or completed just about the time the Local council elections are being held. Conservative Cllr Christopher Harper, is Chair of the Planning Committee, and gets well remunerated for it, perhaps he will immediately open an investigation ?  

This is not the first time, the Peterborough Tribune blog has urged caution over those managing or involved with the Fletton Quays project. Some elements previously tried to have our story taken down by Google, luckily it was already published on several platforms, but not a word in the Local newspaper... E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Still with us in spirit albeit on a t-shire...

....these t-shirts..

A greater number of female CAMRA members in evidence this year....

Not really flogging a dead horse, the Key cask is a reality and real beer too... 
ELEVEN THOUSAND thirsty people at the Friday Evening session.
Perfect night sky and warm too....

No its not the beer, the dodgems are all lit up dancing poles included

Save the Cherry Tree Pub. Petition gaining ground find it on Facebook. 


The Wine Bar, well stocked and well supported...

Adnams strategically placed next to the music tent...

Today Saturday is the last day to enjoy the 40th CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival, the UK's largest outdoor tented beer festival and the weather is set to be ideal. Rounding up the musical entertainment tonight will be the splendid Motor City Vipers. DO NOT MISS THIS! 

CAMRA Chairman David Murray (who is stepping down as Chairman after ten very busy years in the role, but expects to be actively involved with CAMRA in the future) says yesterday (Friday) over 11,000 visitors were welcomed. A big hit this year is the innovative Gin bar, where the queue for a range of speciality gins on Friday evening extended for some 60 yards. 

Noticeably there were far more groups of ladies out in force, many taking advantage of the extended WINE BAR range of quality wines at ridiculously inexpensive prices and of course the GIN bar.... For designated drivers and other non-drinkers, a full range of soft drinks on offer. The entertainment and food offering outside and inside the tented areas never ceases to amaze. A regular favourite Festival Foods for example known for their German sausages have expanded their bockwurst, bratwurst and crepes to include a range of ......burgers! Such is progress.   

Equally heartening is the Save the Cherry Tree Pub campaign is gaining ground as a new petition had people lining up to add their names to save this veritable site. The rumours that Milton Estates are considering an early bulldozing of the clubhouse part of the building before the petition has time to be presented, so they can continue with their high density residential development is unwelcome news, as is the fact that the vintage furnishings from inside the pub part of the building have seemingly been cleared and consigned to the tip. But what is welcome is that the funding part of the campaign is off to a good start with two major organisations pledging the start of a fighting fund.

A host of new beers many especially brewed for the Peterborough Beer Festival, and a good back up supply held safely cooled by SMALL BEER Ltd who are acting as the cellarmen for this festival. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .


Mini Cab and courier firm Addison Lee who have just opened an operations centre in Peterborough to manage their London operations, had some unwelcome news  as they found out their London operating licence has been extended for just six months as Transport for London considers increasing the cost of operating in the capital for mincab firms.

London's transport regulator is mulling an increase of costs for private hire vehicles with the rising number on the road and the increasing resources needed to regulate them since the arrival of Uber in the city.

Addison Lee's five year licence was up for renewal at the end of August and has now been granted for six months, until the end of February. Uber's licence was extended for four months earlier this year.

“Addison Lee’s licence has been routinely renewed as part of the usual course of business. The length of the licence is at the discretion of Transport for London," a spokesperson for the cab company said.

"We have been informed by the licensing authority that the six-month duration is purely to allow TfL time to consider the results from a public consultation on licence fees.”

Transport for London is holding off on renewing private hire vehicle (PHV) licences for the usual five-year term as it works on proposals for new rules that would drastically increase the cost of operating for such companies.

It expects the costs of enforcing rules on minicabs, the number of which has jumped by 74 per cent since 2014, to leap to £30m over the next five years, up from previous estimates of £4m. TfL is looking to increase the cost of the licence for firms to plug that hole as it seeks to become self-sufficient by 2019 with cuts to government funding.

The industry is awaiting the results of a public consultation on the matter.

TfL is also under pressure from black cab drivers, who argue Uber's license should not be renewed. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) earlier this year set out what it believes is a legal argument against the renewal. Uber's renewed license lasts until the end of September. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Friday, August 25, 2017

Is known local criminal involved in new phishing scam ? New wave of scams being highlighted...

There is an evil  phishing scam going around targeting certain individuals of a particular group, and one might be heading for your in-box.  Sources suggest it might be originating from associates of a known local criminal, recently 'collared' for actions relating to computing miss-use.

It contains a PDF apparently protected by a "Docusign" login and asks the recipient to fill in their email details to view the PDF. 

Be warned this is a scam and an attempt to capture the recipients email login details. 

If anyone gets one of these call ACTION FRAUD immediately and also let us know. But do not fill in your details or attempt to open it. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

London house prices fuel demand for conveyancing professionals across the South East as homebuyers desert the Capital

One day this will be flats for London commuters? But not just yet as the Green Backyard
negotiated a new shortish lease... 


Vacancies for private practice lawyers across the South East have risen by 36% month-on-month according to new survey data from specialist recruiter, Clayton Legal.

The firm believes the rise in advertised positions can largely be attributed to the high cost of buying property in London which has forced many buyers out to areas where property is more affordable.

This, in turn, has resulted in increased demand for residential conveyancing professionals across the South East.

The survey, which was compiled based on the recruiter’s comprehensive data on advertised roles, reveals that residential conveyancing paralegals, assistants and solicitors have been the most sought after professionals.

This is in keeping with Savills’ analysis of ONS and Land Registry figures which reveals that the number of people exiting the capital has hit a five-year high. The estate agent cites both St Albans and Slough as home county hotspots which are benefitting from outward migration from London due to swollen house prices – two areas where Clayton Legal has seen heightened demand for property experts in recent weeks. The survey would also indicate that Peterborough is now also belatedly experiencing a ripple effect as Londoners are priced out of their own city, and moving further away. Peterborough is just 43 minutes, and one stop by East Coast Main Line to King Cross. 

Commenting on the results of the data, Lynn Sedgwick, Managing Director at Clayton Legal said:

“It’s perhaps unsurprising that vacancy levels in the region are rising – the Capital has long been unaffordable for many individuals to live and work in the City.

Consequently many have moved out-either to get on the property ladder or to upsize – and purchased in towns with a manageable commute. This has resulted in law firms in the South East specialising in residential property increasingly needing to bolster their conveyancing teams. Consequently legal professionals in this area are not only highly sought after, but they are also able to command lucrative packages as firms grapple for the very best talent.”

Elsewhere across the South East, Clayton’s data reveals that solicitors and paralegals specialising in family law were also in demand across the region – an area that the recruitment consultancy has noted steady requirements for since the beginning of the year. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Out on the town: Review: Queens Head at 10 Queen Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PA. Missed Opportunity ....

Be careful where you sit, the timber is rough sawn even at ground level.. no expense spared, simply no expense....

You need Courage to drink here...The menu make no mention of any of the £3:90 a pint beers on offer..

Wood-fired Pizza Oven? But no sign of any wood ever being charred.. the oven inside is gas fired and pristine white...

Dexion slotted angle shelving, empty file covers and old kitchen dresser fronts nailed to walls.. Beer was warm too... the 'Ryland' -him off the telly,  lookalike beardy man appears to be the manager but far more interested in chatting to staff than engaging with customers...why is that?  

Queens Head at 10 Queen Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PA.    


P'BROTRIB :Out on the town
Julian Bray reporting:

Its always good to try out new eateries and pubs and clearly Peterborough, Cambridgeshire with its tempting cheap rent and get in deals for developers - to fill up acres of near derelict high street retail property, is finally attracting most of the national catering chains. However some don’t give two hoots about local culture and sensitivities, but more interested in quickly generating revenue at almost any cost, then moving on, if it’s not working. 

A few ‘peaceful repossession’ notices pasted up by bailiffs are on display around the revamped Town centre, denoting a number of business failures, but we do live in hard times, but not if you believe the price structure at the Queens Head.  

It reads over the door 'Come on in...' but nothing can prepare you for what lies within...

A bottle of bog standard non-vintage Laurent Perrier champagne will set you back £55, and a 75cl screwtop bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand – that is… (Yealands Land Made) a steal at £26 ha ha! Small glass (125ml) £4:90 Large Glass (250ml) £9:20 ...........

A double espresso shot is £2 but a green tea (just add water...) is £2:50, err as are all the teas on offer £2:50..
The menu blurb puts the blame for the wines onto Suzy who seems to have omitted the origins and quality marks ie DOC, Appellation Controlee and possibly the vintages. Maybe it’s a year thing?

Someone clearly likes ‘Suzy and her travelling nose’ as she gets three mentions, one in each paragraph, for this palpable joke of a wine list, on the A4 size paper placemat.  

'Pints of beer crafted at our Grandfather’s Brewery', or the vast international brewing concern usually known as Charles Welles, to those who care about such things.

Cleary ‘Suzy and her travelling nose’ has yet to discover the delights of well served beer. Well so have I, as it sadly wasn’t on tap when I visited…

As we say this is the latest eaterie to open in Peterborough, the Queens Head at 10 Queen Street, Peterborough, PE1 1PA. One of the last classic original timber frame buildings in the City.  

It’s supposed to be a Charles Welles pub, but you really wouldn’t know it, none of the printed literature mentions Charles Welles and the feedback card (a free pudding if you complete it) even fails to rate the quality of the draught beer.


And having tasted it I can understand why. A warm pint of Courage Directors, it must have been in the pipe for some time, is offered at London prices,  an eye watering £3:90 for nearly a pint, I say that as the one served to me, thankfully no sparkler head, but had a deep Guinness style foaming head on it, and the glass was not a lined oversized vessel!    

The purists among you might think that’s neat having 1PA as your post code harking back to the golden days of the Raj and India Pale Ale, ie IPA, brewed extra strong so it would travel to India and arrive in perfect condition.

Yes, that is the 'new' ceiling and in its finished state.... Dogsthorpe chic.. 

Having read the local newspaper, I was hoping for much more,  it was clear the pictures must have been taken after the demolition people have half completed their work, knocking out a ceiling to make an atrium and capture the light from the upper windows but seemingly before the decorators had moved in?

Well you’d think so, but dear reader the contents of the Dogsthorpe recycling centre would have appeared not to have moved to Fengate as we’ve been led to believe, but offloaded as much house clearance sawn timber, old corrugated iron sheets, exposed redundant electrical conduit, roughhewn timber and junked wooden window frames even old kitchen cabinets all nailed and screwed to the Kango hammered 'distressed' walls, and odd dustbins upended standing in for lampshades, form the décor....

Anyone considering dining at this venue, the simple one course basic meals come in pots (£11:50) and sides Sprouting Broccoli (£3:50), or opting for the range of pizzas  (Lardo £11:50) - said to be from a wood burning pizza oven - but all I could see was a mains gas flame licking up the inside of a pristine white pizza brick oven dome, and an electric circuit breaker discreetly on the side of the structure.

No evidence whatsoever of any wood being ignited, charring or smoking,  so perhaps any woody smoked taste comes out of a shaker who knows? Perhaps you need an NVQ in wood chopping? 

It was certainly not wood burning (as stated on the Menu (bottom left)  under Sunday:Your Ultimate Roast Lunch) on Friday 18th August 2017, perhaps Trading Standards might like to pay them a visit?  

And a word of warning to any lady wearing an expensive outfit, be careful where you sit, the roughhewn timber sections extend to the seated areas, easy enough to snag fine fabrics. Its usual to sand down wood before dipping it in varnish.

But all things said, perhaps it will settle down, but from a design and atmosphere point of view this new venue is a right royal stinker, and as welcoming as a trip to the real  Dogsthorpe recycling  centre.   We’ll give it another go in a few months… if it is still there, or they decide to re-decorate and re-furnish, but this time properly.  To give them a helping hand, and a primer on decor, a trip to Joe Allens Bar in Covent Garden, London, might be useful. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Friday, August 18, 2017


In between some bone-shakenly daft political decisions elsewhere, the Rhubarb Bridge being one and the criminally convicted old lag Conservative Cllr Peter Hiller being gifted Chair of the Honours Committee ( shome mishtake giving Cllr Hiller a bunch of keys???...) being the other and thirdly guess who is awaiting the call in on the Rhubarb Bridge? none other than Cllr Peter Hiller! You really could not make this up. Meanwhile the Beer festival approaches and Charters never fails to disappoint, this year its the Randall Roots Festival .... Sup it up!

If I have time I'll pop down with my musical
spoons and comb with a sheet of IZAL loo paper E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Were you in or near EATON FORD or on the road to BUCKDEN last weekend ? We need your help...

1950's Library picture: Not from missing album...

That much liked DJ lothario from Stamford, Paul Stainton during the closing moments of his ever popular morning show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, had this unfortunate tale to tell, and hopefully with help from our brilliant readers we can make someone really happy......   

Lost, help us find a 65 years old wedding album.

 Imagine your wife has dementia, and is spending the twilight of her years in a care home in Eaton Ford, and its a special occasion. 

A wedding anniversary . The elderly husband takes along a treasured wedding album of photographs to try and jog his wifes failing memory. Their whole life together is captured in those pictures, and the album we think is in a cream or off white cover.

On the way back the husband, Alan Tompkins finds his keys opens the car. and drives off home to Buckden, only to realise the treasured photographic album isn't on the seat beside him, but was probably placed ON THE ROOF of the car as he drove off!

So we are asking if over the weekend you were in Eaton Ford or on the road to Buckden and you've come across thee missing photographic album. Then we can find the owner ring the Peterborough Tribune 01733 345581. Don't worry if you cannot get it over to us,  as we can send a messenger. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .


Image courtesy  ITVNEWS

A derailed freight train (GB Freight Services) between Ely North junction and Peterborough is causing travel chaos and will severely impact and curtail evening rush hour commuter services. Regular commuter and freight services will be severely disrupted for at least seven working days, as eleven derailed freight wagons have to be lifted from the wrecked permanent way (railway track) before replacing the track along with ancillary  trackside cables.

The importance of Peterborough as a mainline rail terminal is underlined as all London trains for Norwich, Cambridge are terminating at Peterborough. Rail replacement services operated by a fleet of buses are in operation.  All services north of Ely are cancelled.

The train derailed just after 2:20pm earlier  today (Monday, August 14. Police and recovery teams are on site, but the line is blocked. No one was hurt. Officials suggested knock on delays and cancellations are now likely to continue for most of this week, due to line damage. Check with rail companies for updates. 

Train operator Greater Anglia also confirmed the derailment and that all lines between Ely North and Peterborough are currently blocked. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, August 07, 2017

Wales beach 'dog on lead or £70 fine' snoopers, now roaming central Peterborough, as Public Spaces Protection Order enacted !

These discreet signs ( you need to be at least 14 feet tall with excellent eyesight in order to read them, they are set so high up...) are going up on signposts all over Peterborough, as fun loving Cllr Irene Walsh has hired in an organisation empowered to dish out 'fines' of  £70 for bike riding in Bridge Street, plus a whole lot of other perils including spitting, littering and urination or defecation. There is even one very near to Waitrose  and the Brewery Tap pub...

Nothing wrong with that, but is this new Kingdom 'camera in yer face style of security' the right outfit to patrol the Peterborough heartlands? Even if they work for free?  We hear that Conway Council hired in Kingdom uniformed security officers who have been photographing and following Llandudno residents, exercising their dogs on the beach,  taking photographs and popping up out of the sand dunes, to slap a £75 fixed penalty on dog owners who let their dogs off the leash. Some local residents have allegedly built up a huge stack of tickets already..

But in Peterborough, the new signs also tackle Urination ie urinating in the street. Clearly a consideration when you stuff the central areas full of bars, clubs, pizza  and Kebab takeaways and close down public loos.

Enter the Urilift public urinal that when closed thinks its a 'manhole' cover

But help is at hand, these new pop up urinals (when not in use slide back into the pavement and look like a regular 'manhole' cover. Oh, you say that the sort of thing they have in France, never in the UK?  But this one is already installed in Charterhouse Street, City of London!  Just the thing when your broker or banker gets caught short, and perhaps one of those cheap looking three-tier corporation green plastic floral planters, beloved by the PCC, could be popped on top?

Penny for your thoughts? If you want a Peterborough job with Kingdom, pay is said to be a tad under £10 an hour...which makes you wonder why the PCC paid out over £1,500 to provide security at an open council meeting, then did it again, making a total of £3,000!  It works out at around 120 'heavies' hired in for each of the two meetings. Some mistake, or was a commission involved? We should be told! E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Friday, August 04, 2017


Sent away Taxi for Bourne? 

A Lincolnshire Police Officer who was facing a widely publicised private prosecution from a Mr Nik Fox aka Nikki James Fox of Bourne, Lincolnshire (Mr Fox, a member of the public, it should be noted, has a criminal record for serious computer crime, and currently serving a twelve month jail sentence, suspended for three years) Nikki James Fox who accused the police officer of kidnap, has had the case discontinued by the intervention of a District Judge. Neither of the parties attended Court yesterday.

 Police Officer Richard Mosley was due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on August 3, in relation to a number of allegations, including misconduct in public office, kidnap and false imprisonment.

The allegations, which the Crown Prosecution Service declined to pursue, relate to an incident on May 23 last year at a house in Bourne.

But Nikki James Fox (aka Nik Fox) of Bourne, Lincolnshire then started a private prosecution against the police sergeant.

This isn't the first time Nikki James Fox ( aka Nik Fox ) has launched private prosecutions. Mr Fox was 'promoted' in Peterborough as being the 'technical director' of a scheme purporting to bring a community television service to Peterborough.

It was launched with much bravado at the Peterborough Beer Festival some years ago, and at several other pubs, years later the City is still waiting. It isn't known if the Beer Festival (CAMRA) was ever paid or a fee demanded, although other launch venues say they were paid for the room hire.

The Peterborough Tribune blog then started to investigate Nik Fox and his Community TV claims, which did not seem to meet basic OFCOM requirements for community television ventures, and his technical and professional computer qualifications did not seem to be proven.

His then network of private limited companies also seemed to be of the '£1paid up capital' variety. Most have now been dissolved or a family member is now a director. This upset Mr Fox who launched a private prosecution on a single count of harassment in the Peterborough Magistrates Court against a local journalist and broadcaster, only for the Crown Prosecution Service on a detailed legal submission from London lawyers Bindmans Criminal & Fraud department, to take over the case and promptly ended it, with the defendants costs paid from central (ie public) funds. 

On leaving the Peterborough Court House, Mr Nik Fox (aka Nikki James Fox) was served with a bundle of court documents from the Police Service of Northern Ireland where police had been investigating Mr Fox for over four years in relation to several serious charges under the Computer Misuse Act. Mr Fox subsequently appeared at Craigavon Crown Court in Northern Ireland and was found guilt on two counts and handed down a custodial prison sentence of twelve months, suspended for three years. Mr Fox did however spent one night in a Northern Ireland jail before his sentencing hearing.

However, neither Mr Mosley or Mr Fox attended the private prosecution hearing at Lincoln magistrates court and District Judge Peter Veits ruled the case should be discontinued.

Mr Fox from Bourne had also made accusations of false imprisonment relating to an incident at Grantham Police Station on July 8 last year and allegations of perverting the course of justice on June 8.

Lincolnshire Police conducted its own internal investigation into the May 23 incident after receiving a public complaint. A misconduct meeting was held on Monday, June 26, where it was stated that Mr Mosley has not been charged with any criminal offences.

*** TRIBNOTE For some reason, best known to itself, the local newspaper The Peterborough Telegraph which has suffered editorial staff cuts, failed to report on the matter although they attended, the Peterborough magistrates court hearings..... E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Thursday, August 03, 2017


Police have received reports of a suspicious male operating in the Netherton area, but he could also be working his scam in other neighbourhoods of the City.

The male calls at addresses claiming he is waiting for a delivery, and needs to borrow some cash to pay the delivery driver. The description is of a white male approx 30-40 years.

 Did this man call at your address ? Do you have a better description?

Please warn elderly neighbours and relatives, as he does appear to be targeting this section of the community.

Anyone with information should call police on 101  or visit Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Vara MP Welcomes Government’s Additional Funding for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Roads

A drop in the bucket? Is £3.5 million really enough?

Local MP Shailesh Vara has welcomed an  announcement by the Department for Transport (DfT) of £3.5 million public funding for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough roads. This follows a bid by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council backed by the MP. The funds are to repair 'drought damaged' roads. 

Shailesh Vara wrote in support of the bid, 'parts of which addresses the problem of fen roads being at greater risk of deterioration due to their construction on fen soil that is prone to subsidence.'

The funding will be spent on deeper treatment to badly affected routes. The allocation of £3.5million comes from £75million which has been allocated to local councils nationally following a bidding process to the DfT’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2A.

The Challenge Fund is one part of a £ 6.1 billion being provided to local highway authorities in England, outside London, between 2015/2016 and 2020/2021.
It will go towards repairing roads which will it is claimed cut congestion, reduce journey times and improve reliability as well as helping to support local businesses.
Following the announcement, Shailesh Vara MP said: “This is excellent news and I am very pleased  Government has backed the Council’s scheme for fen roads with significant funding.
The roads provide vital vehicular access for many communities and their improved condition will ensure safer and better travel for motorists.

Meanwhile, local residents say the works are many years overdue, and that they have been overlooked by successive governments... E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

NIKKI JAMES FOX 'pressing charges at Lincoln Magistrates Court on August 3rd'

.....or OFF AIR which is it?

Recently convicted computer hacker Nik Fox (AKA Nikki James Fox ) of Bourne, Lincolnshire, ( nothing to do with Nikki Fox the renowned BBC Broadcaster ) who is currently serving a twelve month suspended sentence, suspended for  three years, following a lengthy four year police investigation and Crown Court trial at Craigavon Crown Court, Northern Ireland, Fox pleaded guilty to two charges under the Computer Misuse Act, is soon to be in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 3rd , only this time he is pressing charges. More as we get it.

Tulip Radio [TLP] Spalding, South Holland, Lincolnshire
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Tulip Radio will serve those living and working within Spalding and surrounding areas of South Holland, Lincolnshire. The station will act as a unifying voice across this sparsely populated area and will be accessible to all sections of the local community. It will keep local people up-to-date with events and matters of local concern, providing them with opportunities to become involved in both the operation and the management of the service.

Meanwhile the backers of Tulip Community Radio who briefly had an alleged ' unhappy association' with Nikki James Fox, then part of Hereward Media/Radio (and still featured on Hereward You-tube videos), before they pulled the plug on Hereward Media ( a recently registered charity and currently said to be occupying an office at the recently re-let Broadway Theatre Peterborough).

Tulip subsequently, handed back their OFCOM awarded community radio licence, are said to be up before a different magistrates a few days later,  as they have been 'served with legal documents' allegedly 'left at the end of a farm track....' More as we get that too. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .





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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

We have the full High Court judgment, saved as a page on here. l

ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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