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Lorry driver describes moment he collided with minibus

Lorry driver accused of causing the death of a teenager in the M62 hen party coach crash has told a court of the moment he collided with the minibus

Eighteen year old Bethany Jones was killed and many of her friends and family were injured in the crash last year .

The prosecution say the lorry driver Kevin Ollerhead had time to avoid ploughing into the back of the minibus, but he says his first memory of the pile-up was seeing the vehicle directly in front of him. From Leeds Crown Court Chris Kiddey reports.


Snoop Dogg lands at Leeds Bradford Airport

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has landed at Leeds Bradford Airport ahead of a performance in Leeds tonight.

Snoop Dogg lands at Leeds Bradford Airport Credit: Press Association

The show is part of his forty-third birthday celebrations and he will attend the MOBO Awards later in the week.

Bradford family say government is underplaying Ebola threat

A family from Bradford, who says the government is not taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously, have stocked enough supplies to keep them going for a year.

The Tiler family have collected long-life food, water, and bottles of gas in case there is a widespread Ebola outbreak in the city.

The Government says the risk in the UK is low but screening of passengers will be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick. Victoria Whittam reports


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John Mann MP uses Twitter to gather alleged historic abuse information

John Mann, the MP for Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire, has taken to social media to gather information about allegations of historic child abuse.

Authorities seize stolen cars worth £1.2 million

Cars worth over £1.2 million have been recovered by authorities.

One of the stolen 4x4s recovered as part of Operation Toyer Credit: Operation Toyer

Officers from the National Crime Agency, ACPO Vehicle Intelligence Service and Border Force recovered 44 cars in various places in London, Surrey, and Hertfordshire.

The stolen cars were being smuggled to various African countries, Cyprus, France, the USA, Malaysia and Burma.

Recoveries were made at Immingham, Grangemouth, London Gateway, Felixstowe, Tilbury and Southampton. Officers also discovered a container of parts from at least 29 stolen BMWs.

Exporting and selling stolen vehicles on the black market is a lucrative business for organised crime groups as they also avoid tax or import duties. We know some groups even pay for drug shipments with cars.

Aside from reuniting members of the public and companies with their vehicles, this operation has enabled us to pursue crime groups who wrongly believe they can safely use container and trailer traffic to conceal stolen vehicles.

– Tom Dowdall, Deputy Director of the NCA’s Border Policing Command

Last year 90,000 vehicles were stolen in the UK and many of these will have been exported by crime groups. 4x4s are particularly popular as they sell lucratively on foreign black markets.

Methods often used to steal vehicles include keyless thefts, taking keys during burglaries or the use of fraudulent documentation and cloned credit cards to hire vehicles or obtain them on finance.

Broadgate reopened after F-15 fighter jet recovery

The recovery of the F15 fighter jet from Weston Hills is entering its final phase and Broadgate has now been opened.

We have now been able to open Broadgate for local access, however contractor's lorries are still working in the area, so there will still be times when the road will be closed for a few minutes, without notice. There are 'Police Slow' signs in the area and I would urge motorists to comply with these.

– Jim Tyner, Community Policing Inspector
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