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Daredevil driver attempts seventh world record

Daredevil driver Mike Newman already has six world speed records to his name. A feat thats even more impressive when you consider that he's been blind from birth.

But, with no sign of slowing down Mike's next record attempt is in twelve weeks time when he will drive at more than 200 miles per hour, without a helper in the car.

Today he's been practising at Elvington Airfield near York, where Jonny Blair caught up with him.

Driver charged with five sex offences as part of Savile investigation

Jimmy Savile Credit: PA Wire

Driver David Smith, will be charged with five sex offences after he was arrested by detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.

"We have concluded, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction, and that it is in the public interest for David Smith to be charged with five offences." - the Crown Prosecution Service

He is accused of two counts of gross indecency, two of indecent assault and one of buggery in 1984. He is the first to have been arrested under Operation Yewtree - launched to investigate Savile.