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Peterborough woman jailed for killing driver while using two mobile phones

Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left.
Marina Usaceva, seen here on the left. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman from Peterborough has been jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving, and banned from driving for eight years.

Police discovered that Marina Usaceva was using two mobile phones at the time of the crash. She was driving on the A47 near Thorney Toll in Wisbech in March last year when she hit another car.

It then went into the opposite lane and was hit by a lorry.

The car's driver, 27-year-old Sukhdeep Singh Johal, was killed.

On sentencing Miss Usaceva, the judge said that she hadn't shown a "scrap of remorse" and that people using phones while driving are a "plague on our society."

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

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Prison officer has part of ear bitten off by inmate

A prison officer had part of his ear bitten off by an inmate during an attack at Nottingham Prison.

Police were called to HMP Nottingham just before 9.30am on Wednesday following reports of an assault on a prison officer.

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A view of Nottingham Prison where a prison officer was attacked. Credit: PA Wire

"A prison officer had been assaulted and suffered a wound to his ear. He was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre," a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said.

"An investigation is under way."

It is the second incident to occur at a Nottinghamshire prison in less than a week after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells at HMP Ranby on Saturday.

Investigation underway into cause of New Basford fire

Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have begun an investigation into finding the cause of a fire in New Basford in the early hours of this morning.

At its height, more than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at a factory on Lortas Road, which broke out shortly after 1.15am.

Firefighters are still at the scene to dampen down.

Revamped New Street station to open next September

A multi-million pound project to revamp Birmingham New Street Station will be completed by next September.

More than £600million has been invested into improving the station. The new 'Grand Central' shopping centre will also open, including John Lewis' new thirty five million pound Midlands flagship store.

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Lorry driver's lucky escape after smashing into garden

The lorry came to rest in a front garden
The lorry came to rest in a front garden Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man was lucky to escape serious injury after the lorry he was driving smashed through a wall, a tree and telegraph pole before eventually stopping in a front garden in Stoke-on-Trent.

It happened on the A53 Leek Road at around 10am, and two ambulances and a paramedic attended the scene.

Crews arrived to find a lorry in the front garden of a property. A wall, tree, telegraph pole and various other items had been damaged in the collision.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 20s, was treated by ambulance staff for a minor head injury. A woman in her 70s, who witnessed the incident, was in shock and also required treatment. Both were taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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