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Peterborough United rename London Road

London Road is now called the ABAX Stadium. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have renamed their London Road ground the ABAX Stadium after securing crucial sponsorship funds.

The five year agreement with Norwegian-owned company ABAX is the first of its kind in the League One club's 80 year history.

The first match at the ABAX Stadium, a league fixture against Bristol City on Friday evening, will be broadcast by Sky Sports.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: “We see this opportunity as a great deal for this club, ABAX, the city and our supporters. ABAX has firmly put down its roots in Peterborough and now we all want to see the company grow."


Further delays expected on East Coast main line

Rail passengers due to use the East Coast main line are being urged to delay their travel after an overhead wire problem prompted huge disruption to the service at the end of the bank holiday weekend.

A spokesman for the rail provider said the problems were likely to cause further delays at the start of service tomorrow.

Network Rail engineers have been working through the night to restore the overhead power lines, however, it is currently unlikely that this work will be completed in time for the start of this morning's services. As a consequence, East Coast trains are expected to be severely restricted, and cancellations are likely throughout the day.

Customers are advised to defer travel until later in the day, or alternatively, to travel tomorrow if possible. Tickets dated for travel on Monday or Tuesday will be valid for travel on Wednesday and customers are advised to try to travel as close as possible to their original booked time.

– East Coast

East Coast passengers complain of 8-hour delays

Passengers aboard trains on the East Coast main line have complained of delays of around eight hours after severe disruptions hit the service.

Passengers suffer severe rail delays into London

Passengers on the East Coast mainline have reported eight-hour delays. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Rail commuters heading into London following the bank holiday are facing severe delays on one of the UK's key train routes.

Overhead wire problems between Peterborough and Stevenage caused extensive disruption to services on the East Coast main line heading into London King's Cross yesterday and engineers worked through the night to repair the damage.

The problems have affected a number of train operators who have warned passengers the issue will continue throughout today, with severe delays and cancellations.

Relatives helped identify severe amnesia sufferer

Relatives of a man who was found in a park suffering from severe amnesia came forward and helped identify him as Lithuanian Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

Following a tremendous response to the appeal to identify 'Robert', a patient with severe amnesia who has been in our care for nearly two months, the trust has been contacted by his relatives. They have helped us establish his name.

We have, of course, spoken to the patient, and this will give our work with him a new focus.

However, as I have previously stated, this is only an initial step on what could be a long journey to help him regain his autobiographical memory.

I would like to thank the public and the media for their interest in this case, but Alvydas has requested he is left to continue his recovery in private.

– Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he was not known to officers and did not match any missing persons reports.


Amnesia sufferer identified as 22-year-old Lithuanian

An amnesia sufferer found in a Peterborough park has been identified. Credit: ITV Central

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own identity after being found in a Peterborough park has been named as Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, originally from Lithuania, following an appeal, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

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Doctor never seen a case of amnesia as serious as 'Mystery Man'

The doctor treating 'Robert' says that over 50 days of memory loss is extremely rare and throughout his whole career he's never met someone with no memory at all.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray say the Autobiographical Memory - which incorporates memories of friends, family, and experiences - makes up the 'building blocks' of our existence.

The medical team have taken the man to the town centre of Peterborough where he was found and also to Wisbech, an area with several Eastern European communities, as he has a slight accent.

But doctors say that even if he's identified, the process to bring back his memory will be just beginning.

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What do we know about Mystery Man 'Robert'?

'Robert' Credit: ITV News Central

'Robert' seems to be quite sporty and has been playing basketball and football since being taken into the care of hospital staff in Peterborough.

He was found wandering in a park in Peterborough on 18 May.

He speaks English, but it may be a second language. He also understands Russian and Lithuanian.

He has no physical problems.

He's experiencing a range of emotions at the moment and is too upset to speak on camera.

He is being looked after at the Cavell Centre, which cares for people with mental health conditions.

If you can help - contact:

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01733 776014 between 8am and 8pm

Amnesia doctor: 'We are no closer to Robert's identity'

The doctor of a man with severe amnesia said staff "were no closer to his identity" and were still appealing for information from anyone who might know he who is.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray told Good Morning Britain "Robert", as doctors are calling him, is "very keen, if anyone knows him, that they might be able to help him piece his life together."

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