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Tyre company believe 'rolling fireball' van was due to electrical fault

The van on fire on Luton Road in Dunstable. Credit: Dave Porter

A tyre company whose van caught fire and rolled down a street in Bedfordshire have said they believe it was due to an electrical fault.

Eye witnesses watched as the company vehicle slowly travelled down Luton Road, ending up in a driveway, where the fire spread to a second vehicle.

We would like to apologise for any distress caused to residents of Luton Road, Dunstable and for any traffic disturbances. We are looking to rectify any damage caused to the residents’ garden and pathway and will be sending a representative to assess any damage so that it may be restored to its original state.

– etyres

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Mike Phelan appointed as Norwich first team coach

Mike Phelan (right) served as assistant manager alongside Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: EMPICS

Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan has been appointed as Norwich City's first team coach.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to return to Carrow Road. I have many fond memories and am looking forward to helping Neil and the team to progress and ultimately getting back into the Premier League where they deserve to be.

– Mike Phelan

Radio Norfolk presenter apologises for rape remarks

BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad

BBC Radio Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad has apologised on air for the comments he made on Monday about convicted rapist Ched Evans.

He was condemned by rape campaigners after saying women should "keep their knickers on" during a live debate about the former Sheffield United striker, who has provoked an outcry after returning to train with the club.

Mr Conrad said some of his comments were "ill-judged" and apologised to anyone he offended.

He re-iterated that on numerous occasions during the discussion he made it clear that rape was abhorrent.

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