Vintage and Retro for Sue Ryder’s Peterborough shop

For dedicated followers of fashion… of yesteryear, Sue Ryder have the answer to your prayers with the opening of their new shop in Peterborough dedicated to Vintage and Retro clothing.

Sue Ryder CareDue to open this Saturday (March 14th) and situated in what used to be the old Millets shop at 47  Bridge Street (next to the court, opposite Joy Wah and Rivergate), the purple-fronted shop will be full of donated ‘vintage and retro’ clothing from across the region.

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Broadway Theatre Refunds Unlikely

Rinaldo FasuloWell, looks like the nail is firmly in the coffin for The Broadway Theatre in Peterborough.

In case you haven’t heard, the theatre owned by local businessman Rinaldo Fasulo, suffered from an arson attack which has meant that thousands of customers with tickets for future events look likely to lose their money.

The impact on local Peterborough businesses is expected to be pretty harsh too with many relying on mid-week performances at the Broadway to survive.  Gaston’s restaurant which is also owned by Rinaldo (in addition to Sessions House) has been closed until further notice.

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Google Street View spycars spotted in Peterborough

Looks like Google have finally found their way onto the mean streets of Peterborough and are currently snapping away, gathering information for their forthcoming Google Earth Street View.

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The infamous Google black car was spotted by Graphic Designer Steven Booth ( and posted to Twitter.

Due to launch this Spring, Street View will let you virtually navigate the streets through Google Earth and Google Maps.  Until now, the nearest a Google Street View car has been sighted has been St Ives and Cambridge, but the photo shows that they’re not just covering the main routes but also residential areas.

There have been various campaigners in the US against this apparent invasion of privacy so who knows what will happen when the service actually goes live in the UK.

A logo for Peterborough

Seem’s that Opportunity Peterborough have commissioned a new brand for Peterborough, with a new logo being part of the result:


Personally, I’m not that convinced by the new logo.  It’s a bit wishy washy (technical term) and “the future is you” is a godawful tag line, hardly inspiring and almost sounds like someone is passing the buck onto us as Peterborough residents.

Breaking the logo down into it’s relevant parts it becomes clear that:

  • “green” is at the centre of Peterborough (p)
  • Peterborough is a drab grey place to live/work/play
  • The colours behind the “p” represent all of the discarded lollipop sticks littering the city’s street.

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Find Love at Bannatyne’s Peterborough

It’s not uncommon for businesses to cash in on events like Valentines day. You know the kind of thing, florists reminding absent minded men to order a dozen roses or restaurants offering special menus for couples, but when I had an email from Bannatyne’s Health Club gym in Peterborough I was a bit unsure as to the message they were trying to get across…


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Have a crafty Christmas

This year, why not add the personal touch to cards and gifts by making them yoursel?

Peterborough-based craft warehouse Pondskipper Crafts have everything you need to put together some great looking gifts.  Ok, they don’t have everything – you need some degree of creativity in your blood but apart from that Pondskipper have it all!

If someone you know has a new addition to their family, why not make them a great scrapbook or photo album?  For the entrepreneurs amongst you, why not make several cards and approach local shops to stock them?

Now is the time to stock up on all your craft supplies though as Pondskipper are currently running a 15% off discount throughout December, and what use are Christmas cards in January anyway?