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Police to target motorists using mobile phones


Motorists who use a mobile phone while driving will be the target of a week-long operation starting on Monday.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit will be out looking for motorists breaking the law.

The operation coincides with a week-long campaign being conducted by the National Police Chiefs Council.

Driving while using a mobile phone is considered one of the ‘fatal four’ driving offences, along with speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and drink or drug driving.

Film star among photos of American servicemen in our region on new website

James Stewart

A new website featuring a unique collection of over 30,000 documents, including photographs and letters created and collected by the veterans of the Second Air Division has gone online.

It portrays the huge commitment made by the American Air Force in our region. Film star James Stewart was among the American servicemen.

Here's a link to the website


We have been talking to Libby Morgan, a librarian at the Second Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich:


Police warning over doorstep gardeners who stole from elderly couple

Police have released these images of the men they'd like to speak to Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have released E-fit images of two men who might have vital information about a distraction theft in Milton Keynes.

At around 4.40pm on Saturday 23 April 2016, three men offered to do gardening work at the home of an elderly couple in Hollister Chase, Shenley Lodge.

They left before returning, saying they needed to clean the patio, and then charged an excessive amount for the work. One man asked to use the toilet and then went into the bedroom and stole cash.

A white combo style van,possibly a Vauxhall, may be associated with this offence. The van had roof bars and red and yellow chevrons on the rear doors.

“Residents should be warned not to agree to pay money to anyone who cold calls offering to do work, whether it be on the phone or at the door. There is no way of checking who the people are or the quality of any work. If they can see that there is cash kept in the house it may make the resident a target for further criminal activity.

– Det Con Kate Combstock

Police say trading standards advise not to do business on the doorstep as you may be pressured into a deal that you feel you cannot back out of.

Verstappen: 'To come into a new team and to win a race is perfect'

Max Verstappen says he's still pinching himself after making history for Milton Keynes-based Red Bull yesterday.

The 18-year-old became the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race at the Spanish Grand Prix - beating the previous record by more than two years.

Watch an interview with Max Verstappen from Red Bull Media.


'I didn't expect it at all': Verstappen on his F1 win

"I didn't expect it at all', says Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on his F1 win.

The 18-year old, who only passed his driving test last September, has shocked the world with his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Verstappen posted an interview on his Facebook page showing off his trophy. He spoke about the 'incredible race' and said that it was an 'amazing feeling'.

Click below to watch his reaction

Sporting stars congratulate youngest ever F1 winner

Max Verstappen with his winning trophy Credit: Max Verstappen, Twitter

Sporting stars, including big names from the world of F1 past and present have been offering their congratulations through social media to Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.

The 18-year old has become the youngest ever winner of a Formula One race after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

What makes his achievement even more spectacular is the fact he only passed his driving test last September.

Charity highlights the dangers of concussion in sport


Football, Rugby and Cricket have all seen some high profile players affected by concussion.

As a result professional sports have introduced special protocols to protect players, but, with an incident of concussion every 21 games in amateur rugby, there are calls for a similar approach at the grassroots level as well.

Now the brain injury charity Headway has launched a campaign to ensure the dangers of concussion get through, Rob Halden-Pratt reports.

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