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The President, still in its East Yorkshire livery, makes for an odd site in Peterborough, but has an ideal cab door pocket in which to keep your CBW! RICHARD SHARMAN

Coach & Bus Week is based in Peterborough, so when there are big changes to the local bus network and more services in the hands of independents, it was time to investigate; a route that serves Serpentine Green in Hampton and passes close to our office was one that was affected by the Stagecoach East service cuts. Waiting patiently for service 29 to appear at Serpentine Green, your Editor checked bustimes.org to find out how far away the bus was. The service had been awarded to local independent Dews Coaches, so he was expecting to see a green icon on the phonescreen. As he looked up at the road what he wasn’t expecting to see was an East Yorkshire-liveried Plaxton President-bodied Volvo B7TL roar into view!

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