Coun­cil pulls plug on fire­works but New Year rev­ellers still cel­e­brate

Peo­ple of all ages cel­e­brated the new year by danc­ing, cheer­ing and pop­ping cham­pagne corks in Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Yourtelegraph -

as the crowds held hands and sang be­fore wish­ing each other a heart­felt Happy New Year.

A po­lice spokes­woman said the NewYear’s Eve­cel­e­bra­tions had­been­trou­ble- free although of­fi­cer­shad­been­called out 102 times across Peter­bor­ough be­tween 10pm on New Year’s Eve and 6am on New Year’s Day.

She said in­ci­dents had var­ied from domestic is­sues to crim­i­nal dam­age and theft.

Last year be­tween the same times, po­lice had been called out 144 times.

In 2011, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil hosted a suc­cess­ful fire­works dis­play to wel­come in 2012 and which at­tracted hun­dred­sof­peo­plein­tothecity cen­tre­toen­joythe­cel­e­bra­tions.

A coun­cil spokes­woman said: “Busi­nesses are con­tin­u­ing to face chal­leng­ing eco­nomic times and as a re­sult wewere un­able to se­cure spon­sor­ship an­da­me­di­a­part­ner­to­sup­port host­ing a New Year’s Eve event for 2012.

“We­hope to put on an event to cel­e­brate NewYear’sEve2013 and will be talk­ing to part­ners and busi­nesses as the year un­folds.”

NewYear’s Eve rev­ellers crowded into Cathe­dral Square to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of 2013 and en­joy a party at­mos­phere.

Apo­lice of­fi­cer keeps an eye on a fire­work as rev­ellers cel­e­brate NewYear in Cathe­dral Square.

Toast­ing the ar­rival of 2013 in Cathe­dral Square.

Gath­er­ing to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of 2013 in Cathe­dral Square.

Danc­ing the NewYear in in Cathe­dral Square.

Rev­ellers pose for a NewYear pic­ture with a po­lice of­fi­cer.

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