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Top Gear hosts sell their motorbikes for nearly £78k

An annual motorcycle auction in Stafford, including lots belonging to Top Gear duo James May and Richard Hammond, has achieved record sales of £2.2 million.

Richard Hammond and James May Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

All 12 machines entered into the sale at the County Showground in Stafford by May and Hammond found a buyer, raising them a combined £77,625.

It was first announced the bikes would go under the hammer at Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale following colleague Jeremy Clarkson's sacking from Top Gear.

Just because I'm unemployed now doesn't mean I have to get rid of everything. I was going to sell these bikes anyway. And those paintings, and my collection of Scalextric cars. Honest."

– James May jokes about motorbike sale


Man missing in Nepalese earthquake found safe and well

The family of a man from Wolverhampton missing in the Nepalese earthquake say he has been found safe and well.

Mark Williams

51-year-old Mark Williams was on a trekking expedition when the earthquake struck and had last contacted his family on Friday.

So far more than three thousand people are reported to have been killed in Nepal.

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300 walk through Cheltenham in memory of Hollie

Hollie was killed by her ex boyfriend in February 2014

Over 300 people will take part in a walk through Cheltenham today in memory of Hollie Gazzard.

This is the second year Hollie's father Nick has organised the event. Last year over £7,000 was raised for the charity set up in Hollie's name. The Hollie Gazzard Trust aims to promote the dangers of knife crime, reduce the level of domestic abuse and to help, support and fund young hairdressers in Gloucestershire through a partnership with Gloucestershire College.

The 20 year old hairdresser was stabbed to death at work by her ex boyfriend Asher Maslin.

The Walk 4 Hollie begins at 12:00 at Lansdown Park in Cheltenham and finishes six miles away at the King Teddy pub.

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