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Banned driver caught at the wheel 20 times in four years

A driver has been caught behind the wheel while disqualified 20 times within four years, an investigation found. The motorist, who has not been publicly identified, was among 37,595 British drivers convicted of the offence during that period, figures obtained by the PA news agency revealed. There were 8,025 repeat offenders, including 123 who were caught more than five times. A senior police officer said the Driver and Vehicle Licensing […]

todayDecember 29, 2023 6

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Drivers warned over post Christmas flat battery blues

Drivers are being warned to avoid the “flat battery blues” when they return to work after the festive period. The RAC said it deals with more flat batteries on the first working day of each year than on any other day. This is because many people leave their cars idle for more than a week after stopping work for Christmas, causing batteries to drain. The RAC predicted that around 28% […]

todayDecember 28, 2023 4

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Carol Kirkwood I feel no pressure about how I look

Carol Kirkwood has said she feels “no pressure whatsoever” about her appearance. The Scottish BBC weather presenter, 61, said one benefit of getting older is that you care so much less about what others think. She told Prima magazine: “I feel no pressure whatsoever about how I look. “I’m just into my 60s, but I think the positive is that you care less about what people think of you. “You […]

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Cut crime and pressure on prisons with more community sentences say peers

Allowing more criminals to serve sentences out of jail would help cut crime and ease pressure on prisons, according to a Lords committee. As prisons reach “crisis point” amid overcrowding, the group of peers called on the Government to make better use of community sentences after the number handed down over the last decade “dropped dramatically”. In a report published on Thursday, the Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee set […]

todayDecember 28, 2023 4

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Jack Grealish denies claim he said ole in Man Citys Club World Cup final win

Writing on social media, Grealish said “Not once did I say ole” Manchester City’s Jack Grealish has denied being disrespectful towards Fluminense during Friday’s Club World Cup final victory. Tempers briefly flared after the final whistle as City captain Kyle Walker and Fluminense defender Felipe Melo grappled in a heated argument. Melo subsequently blamed Grealish for stoking tensions, claiming the City winger had shouted ‘ole’. Melo appeared to feel the England star was mocking Fluminense […]

todayDecember 23, 2023 4

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Reports say King set to knight Archbishop of Canterbury in New Year Honours

Justin Welby is apparently due to be admitted to the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) for his “personal service” to the Crown The King is set to knight the Archbishop of Canterbury in the upcoming New Year Honours list, according to reports. The Daily Mail newspaper said Justin Welby will be admitted to the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) for his “personal service” to the Crown. Awards under the RVO are in the King’s gift and are […]

todayDecember 23, 2023 4

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Mother charged with murder after death of baby daughter in park

It follows an incident in Leeds on Wednesday A woman has been charged with murdering her five-month-old baby daughter who was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital from a park. West Yorkshire Police said Hayley Macfarlane, 39, from Barnsley, is due to face magistrates in Leeds on Saturday. She has been charged with the murder of daughter Evelyn after an incident at Woodhouse Moor park in Leeds, the force […]

todayDecember 23, 2023 4

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Luke Littler continues dream World Championship with victory over Andrew Gilding

The 16 year old has booked his place in the third round Teenager Luke Littler continued his dream PDC World Championship debut by defeating Andrew Gilding to reach the third round. The 16-year-old was the toast of Alexandra Palace after beating Christian Kist on Wednesday and he was at it again 24 hours later with a 3-1 success against 20th seed Gilding. The UK Open champion is 37 years older […]

todayDecember 22, 2023 8

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New documentary sheds light on Queen Elizabeths final days

Princess Anne says the late Queen felt it would be 'difficult' if she died at Balmoral Queen Elizabeth II felt it would be “difficult” if she died at Balmoral but was persuaded to step back from the “decision making process,” the Princess Royal has told a documentary. Anne reveals the late Queen’s thinking during her last days in an interview for the BBC film, and says about the accession of her brother the […]

todayDecember 22, 2023 3

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