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Suspended sentence for dentist who killed dog-walker

A dentist who knocked down and killed man in Padiham seconds after sending a text, has been given a suspended sentenced of 40 weeks.

Kay Nolan knocked down dad-of-two Stuart Mather in her Honda Jazz, while he was walking his dog in 2011.

Kay Nolan Credit: Cavendish Press

Nolan, who's from Thornton-in-Craven near Skipton in North Yorkshire, admitted causing the 60-year-old's death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

She wrote the text message while parked in a layby but only sent it once she had set off again.

Stuart Mather Credit: Cavendish Press

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Seven injured in minibus crash

Seven people have been injured after a minibus carrying disabled people from Sheffield crashed on the motorway.

The minibus went out of control on the M55 in Lancashire near Blackpool. One person was airlifted to hospital with the six others taken by ambulance to hospital with less serious injuries.