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All but one of France's blockaded fuel depots reopen

All but one of the French fuel depots blockaded in widespread and violent strike action have been cleared, the country's transport ministry has said.

Striking French workers had formed burning barricades at fuel depots across northern France in protest at proposed labour law reforms. Credit: Reuters

A spokesperson for the department said the fuel supply was "improving everywhere, all over the country".

The dispute over labour reforms has led to a widespread shortage of fuel with British travellers urged to fill up their cars in the UK before driving on into the Continent.


Jailed driver 'truly sorry for everything'

Andrew Nay has been jailed Credit: PA

A driver who left two sisters paralysed after his 4x4 smashed into their family car during a road rage chase has said that he is "truly sorry for everything".

Andrew Nay, 39, crashed into the family's car near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, last October. Katrina and Karlina Raiba, aged five and eight, were left paralysed from the waist down.

Katrina and Karlina Raiba were paralysed from the waist down following the crash. Credit: Family handout

Marcus Kraehling-Smith, mitigating for Nay, said his client's actions had "altered the lives of four innocent people" and that he was "truly remorseful".

Reading a letter from Nay, Mr Kraehling-Smith said: "I am truly sorry for all the hurt, pain and devastation that I have caused to Mr Raibais, his wife and children.

"Never did I intend to cause the accident, to cause so much pain and upset. It upsets me greatly knowing that I have.

"I wake up knowing what I have done and hate myself. I wish I could change things. I know these words do nothing to help but I am truly sorry for everything."


Manchester United fan secures 'first' signed Mourinho shirt

Manchester United fan Steven Ribeiro celebrated the appointment of Jose Mourinho as manager by grabbing himself a piece of memorabilia.

Steven Ribeiro dashed to get his shirt signed upon hearing the news of his famous neighbour's appointment.

He secured the first signed shirt from Mourinho as he left his London home on the morning of the announcement.

Portuguese Ribeiro, who lives in the same area as his famous countryman, said he was prepping for a job interview when he heard the news and rushed to get his special memento.

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