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Motorist charged with drink driving, exceeding 100mph

General motorway shot. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A motorist has been charged with drink-driving while allegedly speeding at 100mph on a stretch of motorway in Birmingham with a temporary 30mph limit.

The Central Motorway Police Group said the driver was arrested and given roadside and custody breath tests after being stopped in roadworks on the A38(M).

Officers said the driver had blown a reading of 72 microgrammes of alcohol while in custody, more than double the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

The driver, who has yet to be named by police, will appear in court on February 10.


Former Derby, Wolves and Forest star Alan Hinton cleared of cancer

72 year old tweets that he was given the all clear after a recent operation. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer for the third time last year.

Alan Hinton pictured at Pride Park. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Alan, who lives in Seattle in the United States told his followers that he is also no longer taking medication for the condition.

He began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961, before moving to Nottingham Forest. He also won two league titles with Derby County in the eight years he spent with the Rams.

Alan has spent the last 34 years in the US, perviously coaching Major League Soccer sides The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Seattle Sounders.

Flight from Birmingham to the US returns to runway

United Airlines flight UA26 to Newark returns to Birmingham after flights cancelled to destination due to blizzards on the American East Coast.


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Man's body found in Spalding waterway

Police were called to an area off Vernatt's Drain, near the Pinchbeck Road bridge, on Sunday afternoon after a dog-walker spotted a body in the water.

Lincolnshire Police's Underwater Search Unit recovered the man. A post mortem examination is due to take place today. Officers say the man's death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing.

"A scene guard is in place, limiting public access to the area, and further work at the location will continue in daylight hours. I am appealing to any dogwalkers, or members of the public who have walked the footpath adjacent to the drain recently, and who may have information, to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 210 of 25th January".

– DI Suzanne Davies Lincolnshire Police
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