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MOTORSPORT: Double delight for Dibden

Peterborough’s Ashley Dibden enjoyed a successful Brands Hatch meeting at the weekend (May 20/21) and extended his Monoposto F3 Championship lead with two wins and a second place.

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Posh players celebrate their Football League Trophy success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Sadly Checkatrade cash is vital, an unknown hero, over-hyped manager

Of course I’d love the Checkatrade Trophy to be scrapped.

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Successful studentsthe left were Luke Fardy 1st Dan, Andy Bowen 3rd Dan, Mandy Thorpe 4th Dan, Peter White 4th Dan, Annabel Murcott 7th Dan, Neil Harradine 3rd Dan, Clare Brown 3rd Dan, Saffron Roly 1st Dan and  Daniel Roly 1st Dan.

Annabel Murcott students are all in the black

Eight Students from the Annabel Murcott Schools of Tae Kwon Do have passed their black belt and Dan grading tests.

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Jones sisters Bethany (19), Lianne (21),and Rebecca Jones (23) with their national awards.

Keeping up with the awesome Jones’ sisters is impossible

JAMA Kickboxing siblings Rebecca, Lianne and Bethany Jones have received national recognition for their lifelong dedication and commitment to martial arts.

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Ladies' Night at the races.

HUNTINGDON MEETING: Dress to impress on Ladies’ Night at the races

Ladies’ Nights are one of the great success stories of the racing industry, helping to boost attendances for Britain’s second most popular spectator sport.

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Gary Freear in action.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Freear is a real clubman, unlike many non-league footballers, Clough a hero, cheats don’t prosper

How refreshing in a weekend of local sport dominated by professional players to see a genuine amateur clubman grab some headlines.

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Classy Anthony Joshua.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Mighty fighters, dodgy divers and snooker snorefest

I’m no boxing fan, but Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko proved you don’t have to display pretend hate or make distasteful pre-bout comments to drum up interest in a big fight.

Jake Jarman.

GYMNASTICS: Jarman grabs a GB gold

City gymnast Jake Jarman was a gold medal winner at a four-way international competition in Ipswich at the weekend (April 29).

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SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Being an idiot can sometimes help

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Being an idiot can sometimes help

I presume it’s not compulsory to be an idiot to run world sporting organisations, but it clearly helps.

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Benn Tilley in action.

MOTORSPORT: Historic second place for Tilley

Local racing driver Benn Tilley picked up a podium placing at the Donington Historic Festival at the weekend.

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Ashley Dibden in action at Cadwell Park.

MOTORSPORT: Dibden makes a flying start at Cadwell Park

Ashley Dibden made a flying start to the Monoposto F3 Championship at Cadwell Park at the weekend (April 22/23).

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Formula One circus members Sebastian Vettel (left), Valtteri Botts (centre) and Lewis Hamilton (right).

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Hughton is a hero, Alli is the greatest, F1 is no longer a sport, too many Welsh players

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is proof that nice guys do win sometimes, something that should give Grant McCann and his many Peterborough United admirers hope for next season.

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Trainer Dan Skelton (right) with his  jockey brother Harry.

HORSE RACING: Dan’s the main man at Huntingdon

Dan Skelton landed the first four-timer of his training career as he dominated Easter Monday racing at Huntingdon.

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Anthony Barnes in action at Snetterton. Picture:  Jon Bryant/Snappyracers.com

MOTORSPORT: Highs and lows for Ryhall racer Barnes

It was a mixed weekend for Ryhall driver Anthony Barnes when racing at Snetterton.

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Joe Perry won't be at the Crucible this year.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Perry misses out on the Crucible after horror show

Fenland potter Joe Perry won’t be taking part in the World Championships at the Crucible for just the second time in 13 years after a horror show in qualifying against Thailand professional Akani Songsermsawad.

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Joe Perry.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: Perry clears the first hurdle

It’s a case of so far so good for Joe Perry at the Betfred World Championship qualifiers in Sheffield.

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Kielan Woods (right) was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

HUNTINGDON RACES: Delight for Dunne, woe for Woods

Jockey Robbie Dunne celebrated the news of his Grand National mount by riding a winner at Huntingdon yesterday (April 3).

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Wales'' superstar Gareth Bale receives a yellow card in the World Cup qualifying game in Dublin.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: How to make F1 even more dull, dirty Wales, dirty Bale, hero Defoe

So the big plan to make Formula One interesting will lead to less overtaking?

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Hicks Karate School students who competed in the national championships. From the left they are, back, Jazmyn Popat-Evans, Atlanta Hickman, Micheal Evans, front, Rahim Ebrahim, Ginge Popat-Evans and Braydon Popat-Evans.

National titles for three Hicks Karate School students

Peterborough’s Hicks Karate School, which is based in Fengate, picked up six trophies at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKKC) national championships held in Bradford.

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Joe Perry suffered a first round defeat in China.

SNOOKER: Costly defeat for Perry in China

Joe Perry fell at the first hurdle in the China Open in Beijing and the first round defeat means he now has to qualify for next month’s world championships.

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