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President of Iraq in Cambridge today

I have just heard that the President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, visited Cambridge today. He has been speaking at the Cambridge Union Society. I asked if I could have a press pass, but was told that all names for those wishing to attend had to be submitted to police in advance and vetted by them. Geoff called me after noticing the intense security checks and sniffer dogs in the area,...
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Call for lorry overtaking ban

A treacherous stretch of the A14 in Cambridgeshire has been dubbed the “road to hell”, it is a regular accident blackspot. Cambridgeshire’s top 18 movers and shakers are lobbying Government about it. I am thankful I don’t need to use it daily.  My MEP Robert Sturdy is calling for a ban on lorries overtaking in those hotspots during peak travelling...
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Meg Matthews fights her demons

It can be easy to envy those who you think “have it all”.  But what you see on the outside can be just an act, their real lives could be very different to what you perceive. Veronica Callanan reflects about this on her latest post after reading about Meg Matthews’s determination to win the battle of the booze, and says: It was interesting reading...
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