78 percent of immigrants head to Peterborough

As yet another report on migration statistics is published, how long can it be before the elected realise that small cities really cannot cope?

According to xPRESS, Peterborough has been allocated 78% of migrants in the East of England.
In 2001 there were an estimated 8,000 new arrivals in Peterborough. Many had limited English. The number posed a threat to social stability. It also placed pressure on public services and housing provision.
It’s now 2007 and we are seeing wave after wave of legitimate working migrants into Peterborough. In typical first-generation migrant fashion, houses are now multiple occupancy with two or more families sharing houses, leading to social problems with car parking on city streets, neighbour relations, etc.

Supermarkets now stock produce from migrant home countries and advertise in their home tongue. I’m sorry, but if you move to a country then you should be expected to learn the language. Maybe it’s being narrow minded and in fact the supermarkets are the clued up ones – if you’re unfamiliar with the culture, of course you’re going to shop where you can read the labels!

Maybe now is the time for a new business strategy! Instead of starting up yet another hand car wash, using immigrant population to serve the “locals”, focus your business on the immigrants themselves. Encourage them into restaurants, pubs and bars, shops, etc. Take their money – they worked for it, help them spend it!

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Peterborough Roadworks claim first victim

As I predicted only last week, the roadworks in Peterborough along the A1139 Fletton Parkway have caused their first accident. Hunstanton resident Malcolm Page was travelling along the road towards Orton Southgate last Friday when a dust cart crushed the Volvo he was driving, trapping himself and his two dogs.

Roadworks are never good for motorists, but this current breed is littered with up to four dangerous Gatso speed cameras in each direction that cause drivers to initially slow down, then take their eyes off the road to check their speed and that they’ve not been caught by a camera.

Once “safely” past each camera, drivers then speed up to the next one before braking hard to avoid the tell-tale double flash of a speeding fine.
Meanwhile, traffic is joining the roadworks via slip roads which under normal circumstances are a death trap due to careless drivers and trains of HGV’s in the nearside carriageway.

And we’ve got this until April 2008!

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VW’s 650bhp W12 concept Golf… Lives!!

Volkswagen provides journalists with hat-based lunches by not only demonstrating the W12 concept Golf in motion but also giving the lucky few the chance to put the car through it’s paces for themselves.

Everyone is wondering whether this will make it to the forecourts and my guess is yes – the car is mad enough for VW to decide to put it out there like Bugatti did with the Veyron.

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Chris Tibbles is shit

Chris TibblesSorry, but I’m not a fan and you can probably guess how thankful I was when I heard he’d been moved to some late night slot on Peterborough’s Lite FM radio station but now it just seems like he’s “Mr Lite1068 FM”

Hopefully he’ll apply for a job on Hereward or somewhere with that other local radio cnut Kev Lawrence and I’ll never have to hear his whining voice again.

On introducing Simon Webbe, he teased listeners by cryptically advertising that “coming up, someone that used to be in Blue…”


Internet Detectives foil car seller

Crack detectives from the Vauxhall VX220 owners forum identified a rare VXR 220 as a potentially dangerous crash-damaged car being sold without any history of said damage.

When photos of the “mint” car were presented, questions were raised due to missing badges and bodywork sections.
The seller, ImranVXR1 initially maintained that the car was not crash-repaired and that photos showing a similar VX220 in a bodyshop with damage to the bodywork was just a coincidence.

The photos Imran posted:

ImranVXR1 VXR220Front of VXR 220ImranVXR1

The same VXR220, #16 with crash damage (note – the numberplate was removed from the vehicle prior to Imran’s sale):

Crashed VXR220Crashed VXR220Crashed VXR220

As the thread progresses, it arises that other forum users sharing the same IP address as ImranVXR1 have posted in the Wanted forum, asking if anyone had certain body panels for sale. When questioned, Imran explained that the computer he uses was at his brother’s car repair business.
Other forum users quickly pointed out that he must have been there late considering some of the posts where made in the early hours of the morning.

Then we have the typical slagging matches with Imran protesting his innocence, which is typical of threads like this.

The thread is really worth a read with it currently at 25 pages

Peterborough Roadworks

Peterborough is set to grind to a halt as motorists using the city’s roads find themselves caught up in chaotic tailbacks.

A1139 Fletton Parkway

For an unknown number of weeks, the busy A1139 Fletton Parkway (the main trunk road from the A47 to the A1(M)) will be reduced down to a single lane at the junctions of Serpentine Green and Orton Malbourne whilst the road is widened for a short section (which when completed, which just serve to cause traffic to speed up then pull in at the last minute).

In rush hour, motorists are already queuing for up to 5 miles in both directions, between Boongate and the A1(M). With speed cameras in place to force drivers down to 40mph at busy junctions, it won’t be long before accidents are caused by cautious motorists paying more attention to Gatso than traffic joining from the slip road.

Oundle Road

Another major road into Peterborough City Centre, Oundle Road is due to become a one-way street whilst EDF Energy open up the road yet again, forcing traffic down dangerous narrow side roads such as New Road.

No doubt traffic will also be using Palmerston Road and Mayors Walk as a rat run but it’s all ok – thankfully they have waited until the School holidays so to increase the chances of hitting children on bikes or crossing the road.

Impact to businesses that rely on passing trade is likely to be severe with protests from shopkeepers already well underway.


What’s that, a busy trunk road in Peterborough being dug up? Surely not!
We’ve got a few months to wait for this one, but when it does hit it’s no doubt going to be a nightmare in rush hour.

The A1073 Crowland Road is famous for helping the environment by culling motorists and their nasty polluting cars but thanks to work that will “eliminate the need for motorists to overtake”. No doubt this in fact means they will do their utmost to prevent motorists from overtaking, rather than negate the need to, so those that do overtake will just be doing so in a more reckless way. Fantastic.

For anyone planning on visiting Peterborough during the next year, or maybe just wanting to go past the city, I suggest you bring a packed lunch, flask and a sleeping bag.

Police want DNA from speeding drivers

Police are seeking powers to take DNA samples from drivers caught speeding in a bid to build up their database of DNA records. Sales of medical gloves are set to rocket though as law-abiding members of the public take precautions on leaving their DNA at anywhere that may be a crime scene.

Set of Polish numberplates and a crew cut hairstyle and you’ll be let off though I bet.

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