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Super Sport
Big moment in Damian’s careerset up De Allende to regain his old momentum in time for the tour to England, I
Big moment in Damian’s career
Super Sport / Posted 18 hours ago
set up De Allende to regain his old momentum in time for the tour to England, Italy and Wales. For his part, WP coach John Dobson is finding it hard to hide his delight that he has the services of player he expects to be outstanding at Currie... Read more
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iol.co.za
Dobson backs ‘amazingly sharp’ De Allendethe Boks this year, will start alongside Johnny Kotze in midfield. But despite
Dobson backs ‘amazingly sharp’ De Allende
iol.co.za / Posted 22 hours ago
the Boks this year, will start alongside Johnny Kotze in midfield. But despite De Allende’s on-field struggles, WP coach John Dobson has full confidence in the centre’s ability to lift the team at Newlands. “He looked amazingly sharp at... Read more
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Super Sport
De Allende one of five changesAllister Coetzee’s decision to release De Allende from the national squad to pl
De Allende one of five changes
Super Sport / Posted yesterday
Allister Coetzee’s decision to release De Allende from the national squad to play this week was fortuitous for WP coach John Dobson, as the form inside centre, Huw Jones, is out with a hamstring injury. De Allende is part of a completely new... Read more
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iol.co.za
WP coach: De Allende wants to ‘show people how good he is’Jongh was superb for Province against Griquas last week and seemed to rediscove
WP coach: De Allende wants to ‘show people how good he is’
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Jongh was superb for Province against Griquas last week and seemed to rediscover his natural attacking flair, and WP mentor John Dobson is positive that De Allende can do the same against Boland (7.10pm kickoff). “Damian looked amazingly sharp in... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Newcastle away: Norwich City fans’ guide to St James’ ParkThere are a lot of spots around the city for visitors to park including The Gat
Newcastle away: Norwich City fans’ guide to St James’ Park
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 2 days ago
There are a lot of spots around the city for visitors to park including The Gate Car Park, The NCP multi-story car park on John Dobson Street and Grosvenor Casino. There are also two park and ride services available. • By train Norwich to... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Newcastle away: Norwich City fans’ guide to St James’ ParkThere are a lot of spots around the city for visitors to park including The Gat
Newcastle away: Norwich City fans’ guide to St James’ Park
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 2 days ago
There are a lot of spots around the city for visitors to park including The Gate Car Park, The NCP multi-story car park on John Dobson Street and Grosvenor Casino. There are also two park and ride services available. • By train Norwich to... Read more
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iol.co.za
Bok centre De Allende returns to WPrediscover his touch. His arrival at the Bellville training base on Tuesday wi
Bok centre De Allende returns to WP
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
rediscover his touch. His arrival at the Bellville training base on Tuesday will also solve a huge dilemma for WP coach John Dobson due to De Jongh’s absence. De Allende is likely to line up at inside centre against Boland, with in-form Scottish... Read more
3d
iol.co.za
‘Frustrated’ Notshe can make late Bok bidgoes well in terms of us making the semis, then I can be on the field as soon a
‘Frustrated’ Notshe can make late Bok bid
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
goes well in terms of us making the semis, then I can be on the field as soon as possible.” While Province coach John Dobson would welcome him back with open arms, Notshe knows he needs to get back on to the field if he wants to be... Read more
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Norwich City FC
Information for Norwich City fans ahead of our trip to Newcastleare numerous pay and display car parks across Newcastle, including The Gate Car
Information for Norwich City fans ahead of our trip to Newcastle
Norwich City FC / Posted 3 days ago
are numerous pay and display car parks across Newcastle, including The Gate Car Park and the NCP multi-storey car park on John Dobson street. The ground is approximately a ten minute walk from Newcastle's primary station, Newcastle Central, while... Read more
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iafrica.com
Province will 'enjoy' Ellis Park shoot-outtwo bonus points out of the game, Province will be vulnerable and will require
Province will 'enjoy' Ellis Park shoot-out
iafrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
two bonus points out of the game, Province will be vulnerable and will require a bonus-point win of their own. WP coach John Dobson admitted his team's slow start - they lost three of their first five matches - left them with a lot to do in the... Read more
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6d
Super Sport
Rescheduling positive for Currie Cupcompetition in which they have struggled in (certainly in comparison with last
Rescheduling positive for Currie Cup
Super Sport / Posted 6 days ago
competition in which they have struggled in (certainly in comparison with last year) during the league phase. As WP coach John Dobson pointed out on Thursday, apart from the possible return of Boks, the rescheduling will bring players such as... Read more
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Super Sport
Rescheduling changes Currie Cup landscapecompetition in which they have struggled in (certainly in comparison with last
Rescheduling changes Currie Cup landscape
Super Sport / Posted 6 days ago
competition in which they have struggled in (certainly in comparison with last year) during the league phase. As WP coach John Dobson pointed out on Thursday, apart from the possible return of Boks, the rescheduling will bring players such as... Read more
6d
Super Sport
Penultimate round focus on Kimberleyin sight, know what they have to do, and Kimberley has been a fairly happy hunt
Penultimate round focus on Kimberley
Super Sport / Posted 6 days ago
in sight, know what they have to do, and Kimberley has been a fairly happy hunting ground for them in recent years. Coach John Dobson will remember it as the venue where his WP team won the Vodacom Cup for the first time a couple of years... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
De Jongh gets SOS for emergency WP dutycoach Allister Coetzee on Monday, but after Western Province lost centre EW Vil
De Jongh gets SOS for emergency WP duty
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
coach Allister Coetzee on Monday, but after Western Province lost centre EW Viljoen to injury, a request was made. Coach John Dobson put De Jongh and Bok hooker Bongi Mbonambi straight into the starting lineup. Griquas currently occupy the... Read more
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7d
Super Sport
Bok duo bolsters strong WPof two influential Springboks to the team for Friday night’s crucial Currie Cup
Bok duo bolsters strong WP
Super Sport / Posted 7 days ago
of two influential Springboks to the team for Friday night’s crucial Currie Cup clash with Griquas in Kimberley. WP coach John Dobson set 15 log points as a minimum for his team from their last three games, but approaching the penultimate league... Read more
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7d
AllAfrica.com
De Jongh, Mbonambi Back for WP6 jersey. David Ribbans (lock) and Jurie van Vuuren (loose-forward) provide cov
De Jongh, Mbonambi Back for WP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
6 jersey. David Ribbans (lock) and Jurie van Vuuren (loose-forward) provide cover from the bench. Western Province coach John Dobson said he expects the inclusion of Springboks De Jongh and Mbonambi to make an immediate impact in what is a must... Read more
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7d
Super Sport
Bok duo return for WP6 jersey. David Ribbans (lock) and Jurie van Vuuren (loose-forward) provide cov
Bok duo return for WP
Super Sport / Posted 7 days ago
6 jersey. David Ribbans (lock) and Jurie van Vuuren (loose-forward) provide cover from the bench. Western Province coach John Dobson said he expects the inclusion of Springboks De Jongh and Mbonambi to make an immediate impact in what is a must... Read more
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9d
iol.co.za
Currie Cup delay could see WP stars returnand Kebble are almost sure to be fit by then, while outside bets are Ngcukana,
Currie Cup delay could see WP stars return
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
and Kebble are almost sure to be fit by then, while outside bets are Ngcukana, Senatla, Masimla and Elstadt. WP coach John Dobson spoke about the lack of depth following the win over the Pumas at the weekend, and was satisfied that his team... Read more
9d
Super Sport
Duvenage has big role to playit by beating the Sharks in Durban in 2012, but look unlikely contenders at thi
Duvenage has big role to play
Super Sport / Posted 9 days ago
it by beating the Sharks in Durban in 2012, but look unlikely contenders at this stage as the injuries have forced coach John Dobson to constantly ring the changes. Masimla has sustained an ankle injury that looks likely to keep him out for the... Read more
10d
iol.co.za
Stormers’ ultimate test in 2017 Super Rugby drawflank to complement the running skills of Siya Kolisi, Nizaam Carr and Sikhumbu
Stormers’ ultimate test in 2017 Super Rugby draw
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
flank to complement the running skills of Siya Kolisi, Nizaam Carr and Sikhumbuzo Notshe in the loose trio, and WP coach John Dobson said last week that Smal “is working on that”. But the Stormers should be able to field a strong first XV that... Read more
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iol.co.za
Masimla, Viljoen latest WP injury casualtieship pointer problem, but Vermaak has also been in and out of both the Stormers
Masimla, Viljoen latest WP injury casualties
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
hip pointer problem, but Vermaak has also been in and out of both the Stormers and WP teams this year due to injury. Coach John Dobson, though, will hope that the three-Test Springbok scrumhalf will be able to get through the rest of the tournament... Read more
10d
AllAfrica.com
Struggling WP Know They Must Improvesimilar type of challenge that we are going to face against Griquas, and we are
Struggling WP Know They Must Improve
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
similar type of challenge that we are going to face against Griquas, and we are going to have to stand up," he said. Coach John Dobson said that despite ongoing concerns about his team's discipline, they have taken some much-needed confidence from... Read more
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11d
iol.co.za
Scrappy WP keep play-off hopes aliveDe Klerk. “The Pumas are a physical side and came out guns blazing. We’re just
Scrappy WP keep play-off hopes alive
iol.co.za / Posted 11 days ago
De Klerk. “The Pumas are a physical side and came out guns blazing. We’re just happy to get away with a win and four tries. “Our coach John Dobson said we need to win each of the remaining games with a bonus point if we want to play semif... Read more
12d
iol.co.za
Jones magic lights up dreary WPDevon Williams and JP Lewis combined that saw the latter go over in the left-ha
Jones magic lights up dreary WP
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
Devon Williams and JP Lewis combined that saw the latter go over in the left-hand corner just three minutes later. Coach John Dobson will be delighted that Province managed to show some form of composure in the closing stages as Leolin Zas and... Read more
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12d
iol.co.za
Five ways WP can spice up their playoff chancesthey will still have to play as well as they can to get those points. No tackle
Five ways WP can spice up their playoff chances
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
they will still have to play as well as they can to get those points. No tackles can be missed this afternoon and coach John Dobson has this week highlighted their poor kickoff defence. Whether it’s in their own 22, in midfield or from the... Read more
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13d
IAfrica South African Business News
Carr and Jones start for ProvinceKotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Vermaak, who has a
Carr and Jones start for Province
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 13 days ago
Kotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Vermaak, who has a hip-pointer injury. Western Province coach John Dobson said that he expects a major reaction from his team after a disappointing performance in Johannesburg last... Read more
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13d
iafrica.com
Carr and Jones start for ProvinceKotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Vermaak, who has a
Carr and Jones start for Province
iafrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
Kotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Vermaak, who has a hip-pointer injury. Western Province coach John Dobson said that he expects a major reaction from his team after a disappointing performance in Johannesburg last... Read more
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14d
iol.co.za
Godlen can spark WP attackon the sidelines for his opportunity in the Currie Cup as Vermaak and Dewaldt D
Godlen can spark WP attack
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
on the sidelines for his opportunity in the Currie Cup as Vermaak and Dewaldt Duvenage have been preferred by coach John Dobson. But with Vermaak out for a few weeks, Dobson has provided Masimla with a lifeline to prove his worth at the... Read more
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14d
AllAfrica.com
Carr Returns for WPreplace Johnny Kotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Verm
Carr Returns for WP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
replace Johnny Kotze, whilst at scrumhalf Godlen Masimla comes in for Jano Vermaak, who has a hip-pointer injury. WP coach John Dobson said that he expects a major reaction from his team after a disappointing performance in Johannesburg last... Read more
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14d
Super Sport
Carr returns as an opensideCarr, who has been out with a shoulder injury since the end of the Super Rugby
Carr returns as an openside
Super Sport / Posted 14 days ago
Carr, who has been out with a shoulder injury since the end of the Super Rugby season, is one of a few changes that coach John Dobson has made to the team that was hammered by the Golden Lions last week for Saturday’s Newlands clash with the... Read more
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14d
chroniclelive
Newcastle city centre road closes for six weeksA 100m stretch of John Dobson Street from Market Street to New Bridge Street (w
Newcastle city centre road closes for six weeks
chroniclelive / Posted 14 days ago
A 100m stretch of John Dobson Street from Market Street to New Bridge Street (west) will be closed to traffic from Thursday and diversions will be put in place. It will have widened pavements, new pedestrian crossings, a segregated two-way bike path... Read more
14d
iol.co.za
Du Preez believes that he’s finally backAnd as if things weren’t bad enough, WP coach John Dobson opted to hand the No
Du Preez believes that he’s finally back
iol.co.za / Posted 14 days ago
And as if things weren’t bad enough, WP coach John Dobson opted to hand the No 10 jersey over to Thomson after struggling displays by Du Preez in the Currie Cup. But it didn’t go any better for Thomson, who was released to the Under-21s after he... Read more
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15d
iol.co.za
Du Preez aims to keep WP No 10 jerseywill be a big motivator for the players in their quest to keep WP’s semi-final
Du Preez aims to keep WP No 10 jersey
iol.co.za / Posted 15 days ago
will be a big motivator for the players in their quest to keep WP’s semi-final hopes alive. His optimism is shared by coach John Dobson, who believes that his team can still reach the last four, despite being sixth on the log with 13 points, six... Read more
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15d
Super Sport
Province still have title ambitions They have a mountain to climb but Western Province coach John Dobson is convi
Province still have title ambitions
Super Sport / Posted 15 days ago
They have a mountain to climb but Western Province coach John Dobson is convinced his men can still win the Currie Cup trophy they last claimed in 2014. Last year’s beaten finalists look out of it at present as... Read more
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15d
Super Sport
Carr will bring much needed balanceas he has struggled to shake off an injury he picked up towards the end of Supe
Carr will bring much needed balance
Super Sport / Posted 15 days ago
as he has struggled to shake off an injury he picked up towards the end of Super Rugby. Now that he is ready to go, coach John Dobson reckons Carr will sort out a lot of problems associated with the loose trio. “Nizaam will bring much needed... Read more
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16d
Super Sport
Coastal teams have timely reprievegame. They have dropped three games and have an injury list too lengthy to go i
Coastal teams have timely reprieve
Super Sport / Posted 16 days ago
game. They have dropped three games and have an injury list too lengthy to go into in detail. Fortunately though for coach John Dobson there is some respite in the sense that this week’s visitors to Newlands, the Steval Pumas, haven’t won a game... Read more
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21d
iol.co.za
WP wary of Lions’ pace threatthe back of the scrum. Van Vuuren came off the bench against the Sharks last w
WP wary of Lions’ pace threat
iol.co.za / Posted 21 days ago
the back of the scrum. Van Vuuren came off the bench against the Sharks last week and produced a solid showing. WP coach John Dobson has opted to go with a five-two split to try and match the speed of the Lions pack, and he has brought in Eital... Read more
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22d
Super Sport
Chance for Willemse to nail spotto the Eastern Province Kings at the start of the Currie Cup season. Now that S
Chance for Willemse to nail spot
Super Sport / Posted 22 days ago
to the Eastern Province Kings at the start of the Currie Cup season. Now that Scarra Ntubeni is out for nine months, coach John Dobson had no hesitation in summoning Willemse back from Port Elizabeth and this is his chance to shine and possibly... Read more
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22d
AllAfrica.com
Elstadt, Willemse Start for WPthere are two new forwards on the bench in the form of Jacques Vermeulen and Ei
Elstadt, Willemse Start for WP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
there are two new forwards on the bench in the form of Jacques Vermeulen and Eital Bredenkamp. Western Province coach John Dobson said that it is crucial for his team to follow up their morale-boosting win against the Sharks with an improved... Read more
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22d
Super Sport
Elstadt will boost WP chancespack and could themselves be in danger of dropping out of the semi-final bracke
Elstadt will boost WP chances
Super Sport / Posted 22 days ago
pack and could themselves be in danger of dropping out of the semi-final bracket. But there’s good reason for WP coach John Dobson to view Friday’s replay of last year’s final as a mini-final, and after the injury swathe that cut through his... Read more
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23d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Ackermann: Lions must up effortthat have to settle," said Ackermann. "I think that is a big reason why we are
Ackermann: Lions must up effort
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 23 days ago
that have to settle," said Ackermann. "I think that is a big reason why we are not clicking yet." Province coach John Dobson thinks the match could be a semifinal decider, writes Craig Ray. "We've dropped eight points during this... Read more
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23d
iol.co.za
Struggling Lions lose Skosan for the seasonhas a sternum injury. Coach Johan Ackermann will name his team today. One cou
Struggling Lions lose Skosan for the season
iol.co.za / Posted 23 days ago
has a sternum injury. Coach Johan Ackermann will name his team today. One could clearly see that Western Province coach John Dobson felt immense sympathy for Scarra Ntubeni when he spoke about the hooker’s lengthy injury lay-off at a press... Read more
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24d
Super Sport
Scarra out for up to nine monthssix to nine months. That means he will be lost to the Stormers for much of nex
Scarra out for up to nine months
Super Sport / Posted 24 days ago
six to nine months. That means he will be lost to the Stormers for much of next year’s Super Rugby campaign. WP coach John Dobson was anticipating that Ntubeni would be out for a long time, so the really bad news for him on Monday was the... Read more
24d
Super Sport
Scarra blow but WP smiling againlaunch a strong challenge for silverware. It was the first WP win of the seaso
Scarra blow but WP smiling again
Super Sport / Posted 24 days ago
launch a strong challenge for silverware. It was the first WP win of the season against a team from a top union, and coach John Dobson reckons it was a significant moment in the sense that it brought the players the confidence that he felt they may... Read more
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25d
Super Sport
2015 finalists on collision courseloss of Scarra Ntubeni early in the game further crippled them and Sikhumbuzo N
2015 finalists on collision course
Super Sport / Posted 25 days ago
loss of Scarra Ntubeni early in the game further crippled them and Sikhumbuzo Notshe didn’t complete it. Coach John Dobson admitted that at halftime he felt his men were staring down the barrel as the Sharks were gaining momentum, but... Read more
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27d
chroniclelive
Newcastle City Council to compile multi-million pound road improvement shopping listrevenue would be best spent, to maximise value for money.” Last month we repor
Newcastle City Council to compile multi-million pound road improvement shopping list
chroniclelive / Posted 27 days ago
revenue would be best spent, to maximise value for money.” Last month we reported how one of the city centre cameras on John Dobson street was continuing to snare thousands of motorists. At its peak the camera snapped 20,000 motorists in the... Read more
27d
AllAfrica.com
Dobson - Skills Biggest Obstacle in Bid to EvolveWestern Province coach John Dobson believes that while there has been a noticea
Dobson - Skills Biggest Obstacle in Bid to Evolve
AllAfrica.com / Posted 27 days ago
Western Province coach John Dobson believes that while there has been a noticeable change of mindset in the Currie Cup this season, sides do not possess the skill sets required to effectively execute a truly expansive brand of rugby. Ever since the... Read more
27d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Tie with Province a tough task for SharksSibusiso Sithole and Juan Schoeman come in for Lwazi Mvovo and Schoeman replace
Tie with Province a tough task for Sharks
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
Sibusiso Sithole and Juan Schoeman come in for Lwazi Mvovo and Schoeman replaces Dale Chadwick. Western Province coach John Dobson made these changes: Stefan Willemse, Robert du Preez and Johnny Kotze come in for Jurie van Vuuren, Brandon... Read more
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28d
Super Sport
Big test for the 2015 finalistson more Stormers/WP players than his predecessor did, the situation is probably
Big test for the 2015 finalists
Super Sport / Posted 28 days ago
on more Stormers/WP players than his predecessor did, the situation is probably more familiar to Province and their coach John Dobson. WP have always had to play the domestic season without a group of players away on Bok duty, whereas for the... Read more
28d
chroniclelive
Newcastle City Council to unveil multi-million pound road improvement shopping listrevenue would be best spent, to maximise value for money.” Last month we repor
Newcastle City Council to unveil multi-million pound road improvement shopping list
chroniclelive / Posted 28 days ago
revenue would be best spent, to maximise value for money.” Last month we reported how one of the city centre cameras on John Dobson street was continuing to snare thousands of motorists. At its peak the camera snapped 20,000 motorists in the... Read more
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