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Dashcam catches dangerous driver

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a man almost crashes TWICE after pulling a 'dangerous' manoeuvre.

Driver Philip Gordon Wearing from Macclesfield was spotted overtaking several vehicles while pulling a trailer along the narrow A487 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, last September.

The 58-year-old was handed a six-month suspended jail term after pleading guilty to dangerous driving at Caernarfon Crown Court. He was ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work and banned from driving for a year.

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Our Paul Crone was in Macclesfield today at their annual pancake race

Macclesfield's annual pancake race happened today Credit: ITV

It's Shrove Tuesday today and people across the region will be tucking into their pancakes later on.

But in Macclesfield they like their pancakes a little racier.

This morning the town held it's annual pancake race to raise money for charity.

The course proved rather tricky for some who came unstuck on the town centre cobbles - but all the money raised will go to the East Cheshire NHS trust charity Echo

Watch Paul Crone's report on Granada Reports at 6pm tonight.

Macclesfield's annual pancake race happened today Credit: ITV

Major incident in Cheshire following 'blast' at wood plant near Congleton

Map shows Tunstall Road, Bosley.

There are reports of a fire following an explosion at a wood treatment works in Bosley, near Macclesfield.

Fire crews and ambulances are at the scene on Tunstall Road.

Cheshire Police said four people are thought to be trapped.

“There is currently a lot of smoke emanating from the building and it is advised that residents living in the area should close their doors and windows.

"It is also advised to avoid the area while we deal with this incident.”

– Chief Inspector Paul Carroll, Cheshire Police
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