Peter Rhodes - Blog of the Year

Bring on the 20mph limits

20mph speed limit sign

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on a new generation of speeders, the DNA map of Britain and how Auntie missed a royal event.

Unleashing a boycott

Cup of tea

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Elton John's rage, the joy of hares and why we love second-rate cuppas.

The flower wilts

The Forces’ Sweetheart – Dame Vera Lynn

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on an anthem for Scotland, remembering VE-Day and an all-purpose party political broadcast.

No-one should die in a storm

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Vanuatu's nightmare, a curious case of libel and the quest for our national bird.

Three Popes?

Pope Francis

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Francis's career plan, bail for terror suspects and the vultures eyeing up your annuity.

Hidden tunnels of the Vietnam War

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Fifty years ago in March 1965 the first American combat troops waded ashore in Vietnam. Here PETER RHODES recalls an underground encounter.

The legacy of the gallows

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on five centuries of hanging, limos for dictators and a new job for Alan Partridge.

Jeremy, right or wrong?

Most Top Gear fans support giving Jeremy Clarkson his Top Gear job back

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Clarkson's charisma, the cost of defence and standing up for proper English in Jerusalem.

Call that a scar?

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Ross's make-up, missing police officers and a tip for the Pope.

Bound By Charter

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on dog-training, empty-chairing and easy-to-burgle police stations.

Let's hear it for Electro Velvet

Electro Velvet, a musical duo consisting of Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas, who will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 (Sarah Dunn/BBC/PA)

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES takes a shine to the Eurovision entry, agrees with a Marxist and is dazzled by a Hollywood smile.

Peep show TV?

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Benefits Britain, “normal” immigration and the enduring mystery of plane spotters.

Let them fight for seats

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the £3 billion bill for a new Parliament, strange job offers and doubts about Green candidates.

Sightless in Whitehall

Phone hacking claims

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on David Blunkett, murder in Moscow and something even worse than the TV licence.

Not so Charlie now?

The extremist known as Jihadi John claims British spies warned him they were 'keeping an eye on' him

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the unmasking of Jihadi John, freedom of speech on campuses and the rise of shower paranoia.

Your health in the stars?

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on astrology in the surgery, the truth about immigration and a hero in a goldfish bowl.

The Pouncer exposed

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on Malcolm Muggeridge's fall from grace, Indian Summers and Clarkson in Liverpool.