Deputy Editors' Column

Exceeding expectations

Times have been rough for us all over the last few months. In last issue’s editorial I highlighted the brilliance of our new team and the soaring confidence we have for the future of the paper as a result. This week, they’ve only gone and bettered themselves. In a weekend where I seriously needed some lifting after that travesty of a result in the FA Cup final, I was delighted to see the hard work the team has put in to exceed our expectations.

Fellow deputy editor Matt Branston has absolutely smashed the new design for our website. It’s professional and well-thought out, everything a newspaper website should be.  I think we’re all impressed with the hours Matt put in to perfecting it and it’s become something to be incredibly proud of. The entire team has also worked tirelessly to ensure the content is the best it can possibly be. From the section editors to social media, copy and online, it’s been great to see the passion and determination to keep features flowing in such difficult and frustrating circumstances. I want to highlight the pieces which have helped continue our Black Lives Matter campaign. The scenes in the United States, particularly Portland, this week have been a brutal reminder of the responsibility we all have to spread the message.

In other news, Peterborough is now on a government watchlist for a potential coronavirus outbreak. Well done to everyone who thinks it’s okay to go to house parties or mass gatherings at the moment, you’re actually somehow giving my nearest city an even worse reputation at the moment. We all miss the night outs but you’re having a laugh lads. Just a little FYI as well, it’s not hard to wear a face mask and keep your distance.

On an entirely personal note, I do just want to quickly thank Anthony Taylor for ruining my weekend. I think he deserves a huge congratulations for what must have been a broken a record for the number of refereeing errors in one match. Big shoutout to Frank Lampard though and all the great work he’s done at Chelsea this season.

Finally, I want to finish the editorial by just giving a big thank you to the team for all their hard work over the last few weeks. It hasn’t been any easy but you’re all smashing it so keep up the great work. I hope you all enjoy reading this week’s content and we can’t wait to get back to some level of normality soon!

04/08/2020

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William Warnes

William Warnes

Global Editor - 2019/20

Co-Deputy Editor - 2020/21