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Illegal tyres: are yours winter ready?

According to experts, summer tyres are not recommended when temperatures fall below seven degrees Credit: PA

A new survey has found that almost a third of tyres on our cars are already illegal before we go to the garage for new ones.

It is thought that by the end of the year as many as 10 million cars will have been driven on the road with tyres below the legal tread limit.

Stacey Foster looks at how we can prepare for driving this winter:

For more on tyre safety, especially in the winter months, head to the Tyre Safety website.


Boys bailed after fatal car crash

Two 14-year-old boys who were arrested in connection with the manslaughter of a woman from Northampton have been released on bail.

Pharmacist Joanna Smith, 32, was killed when she crashed her Honda Jazz on April 10, forensic tests showed a tyre on her car has been punctured deliberately.

The victim who was originally from Poland was pronounced dead at the scene on the eastbound A45 near Earls Barton after the damaged tyre caused her to crash.

"Two 14-year-old boys who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing criminal damage and the manslaughter of Joanna Smith, have been released on bail, pending further enquiries."

– Spokesman for Northamptonshire Police