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Cyclist who lost leg in lorry collision criticises driver’s £625 fine
Justin Dinsdale, 52, midwife whose leg was amputated at the roadside after she was hit by a Tesco lorry is hugely disappointed that the driver was fined just £625 and given five points on his licence after he pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention.
Dinsdale’s partner, Keith Bontrager, who created one of the most famous brands in cycling, was riding behind her at the time and witnessed the collision.
Dinsdale’s lawyer Sally Moore, head of personal injury at the firm Leigh Day, said they would now be taking civil legal action against Oprea and [...]
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Large rockfall at West Bay on Jurassic Coast
A popular stretch of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset has been hit by a large rock fall. It happened at the East Cliff side of West Bay, near Bridport, at about 7.40pm on Tuesday. Police, coastguards, the fire service and local authorities are investigating.
Sally King, visitor manager for the Jurassic Coast World heritage site, said: “We have geologists making an assessment of the situation and then we will have a better idea of just how big this was and what caused it – but certainly it was a very large fall.
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Teenager who died in police chase was drug dealer, inquest hears
An 18-year-old man who died in a scooter crash following a police chase in North London was a drug dealer who was carrying multiple bags of cannabis when he died, the inquest into his death has been told.
On December 19, 2014, Henry Hicks died after crashing into a vehicle in Islington while being followed by to unmarked police cars.
DS Arvinder Marwaha told St Pancras coroner’s court that he had recovered seven bags of skunk cannabis from a carrier bag found in Hicks’s clothing, with a street value of £70-£140. In addition, messages retrieved from Hick’s [...]
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Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street: pledges, trade and trade-offs
Sadiq Khan may not be the first London mayor to pledge to transform Oxford Street to a green avenue of retail walking therapy, but he just might be the last. That is because he just might fo it – or, atleast provide the political drive to help others to take big strides in that direction.
Conversion to a far more pedestrian-friendly environment raises large questions, not only about Oxford Street itself but many neighbouring ones too, affecting residents and traders in the West End as whole. The panel explored some of these. For example: Where will the buses go? What do [...]
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Lukewarm reception greets Chris Evans’ revamped Top Gear
Programme insiders said in the aftermath of the Sunday night’s debut of the relaunched show that the comparisons between Chris Evans’ and Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear are inappropriate.
Sources said that it was unfair to make judgements based on the first episode’s ratings (BBC2 programme attracted 4.4 million viewers – below the 5 million Evans hoped for) because that did not take into account the impact of the bank holiday and the numbers catching up online.
There have been numerous reports that Evans and LeBlanc do not get on, but the former Friends star has dismissed the claims as a [...]