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Just think: What is your identity?

Today, the hottest day of the year, I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend a day watching cricket…. Nothing more relaxing than that and nothing more so traditionally English. I was at Trent Bridge in Nottingham because, like PT reporter, Mr Joel Lamy, I am a Nottinghamshire supporter….. well someone has to! Why Notts you may well ask: well it’s a nice ground, they do lovely cream teas and it’s the easiest county cricket ground to get to from Peterborough by public transport. But the week before last, I went to Wimbledon to watch tennis: again a very English thing to do but I was supporting a Scotsman, Andy Murray. Let me add that in football, I support West Ham: but let’s leave that for another article.

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Stuart Orme: Remembering the Somme, 100 years on

Peterborough Cathedral has long been a venue for acts of remembrance for those who have been killed in conflict, central to which is the annual Remembrance Sunday service. The Holy Spirit Chapel in the Cathedral houses memorials to the fallen, including Books of Remembrance listing the names of those Peterborians killed in the two World Wars.

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How devolution could help transport - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

Last week I shared with you what I think are the benefits for residents and businesses of our proposed devolution deal with government from the perspective of education and training.

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Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Paul Stainton: Let’s take care of the essentials first

Politics in this country has never been so fast moving or so intriguing.

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Rory McIlroy is out of touch.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Rory is a boring, arrogant, flat-track bully

Rory McIlroy should do more golfing and less gobbing off.

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Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: My Trident vote was far from easy

This week the House of Commons voted by 472 votes to 117 to proceed with the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear missile system at an estimated cost of £31 billion – or about 20p in every £100 of government expenditure over the life of the programme. Most Labour MPs (in a free vote) supported the Government motion – 
in line with their party’s longstanding policy and all but one Conservative MP did the same. The Leader of the Opposition bizarrely argued against most of his own MPs’ views and voted against the policy. For a party aspiring to be a government in 
waiting, it was a pretty 
shambolic display. How can you really not have a settled policy on a matter of such national significance as 
protecting each and every one of our country’s 
citizens?

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Sam Allardyce would be a poor England manager.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Oh no, not Big Sam

I like Sam Allardyce, I really do.

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John Holdich at the Town Hall

Give us your take on future vision

John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council

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Serena Williams celebrates her latest Wimbledon success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Equal pay is a travesty

Great champion Serena Williams misses the point about equal prize money for men and women in professional tennis.

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Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Council guilty as we’re overcharged

It wasn’t so much the Peterborough Telegraph last week more like the Parking Telegraph.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Portugal's success at the Euros.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: A bore-fest from start to finish

A tournament that lacked stardust, and seemed to drag on longer than the Chilcot report, received the final it deserved last night (July 11).

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Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

It’s now time to put Britain first

Coming up tonight on “Knickers to the Nation Street”, Michael stabs his old mate Boris and walks away scot-free; Theresa looks for love in the cabinet and a woman whose name sounds like Angela Lansbury spends five minutes putting on her glasses.

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Cats Protection League volunteer Sheridan Gaunt holds unwanted pet Arthur, during a rehoming event at Loxley Community Centre, Werrington. ENGEMN00120130408173222

How to be a responsible pet owner

If you already share your life with a cat, you’re probably aware that you get far more than just companionship and affection from your feline friend. For responsible owners, their cat is an integral member of the family - inspiring feelings of peace, joy, happiness and providing fun and laughter. Owning a cat should be a privilege and a lifelong commitment.

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Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

We must learn lessons of Iraq War

This week saw the publication of the Chilcot Report on the Iraq War and a long and detailed Commons statement by the Prime Minister, to try to summarise the 13 volumes and 2.6 million words in it. Next week will also see two days of Parliamentary debate on Sir John Chilcot’s six year magnum opus.

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John Holdich

Health focus must fall on children

Peterborough City Council Leader cllr John Holdich:

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Unlucky mate! Cristiano Ronaldo comforts Gareth Bale.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Relief as the preaching Welsh team return home

Thank goodness Cristiano Ronaldo decided to turn up to show Gareth Bale what a real superstar does by producing in the biggest games.

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‘Free parking would boost evening culinary scene in Peterborough city centre’

When I began working as a chef in Peterborough City Centre five years ago, there was barely any restaurant scene to speak of (says Lee Clarke head chef and owner of Prevost in Priestgate). Since then, we’ve seen Peterborough experience a surge in culinary excellence.

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Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

NIGEL THORNTON: Down but not out..yet

On holiday in Norfolk last week I found myself outnumbered – and not just by people with a funny accent.

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Lisa Forbes

Lisa Forbes, Labour: Time to deliver on promises

Last Thursday the people of the UK and the People of Peterborough voted to end our 40 year relationship with the EU. Personally, I voted to remain, but not without concerns the EU needed reform.

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Jay Beecher

Jay Beecher UKIP: Thanks - now let’s make Britain great

Well, we did it! The great people of Peterborough were called upon by their country in her time of need. We, the average, decent, hard-working public were asked to stand up, to unite, and to join the revolution against the undemocratic fatcats of the EU. We didn’t let her down.

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