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Family's campaign after elderly driver causes death

The family of a motorcyclist, killed by an 86-year-old man driving the wrong away along the M20 in Kent, are calling for a crackdown on elderly motorists unfit to drive.

Leonard Pettifer, who had failing eyesight, has been jailed for 18 months for causing the death of former police driving instructor Michael Copleston.

Mr Copleston's widow and son have today launched a campaign for the compulsory medical screening of drivers over 70. John Ryall reports.



Falklands veteran returns to scene of conflict

This week we've been following a British war veteran - as he returns to the Falklands for the first time since the conflict in 1982.

Over the past couple of days Aldershot paratroooper Dave Baker - together with ITV reporter Jess Dunsdon has retraced his steps of combat and been reunited with the civilians he helped to liberate.

He has been taking part in the Falklands special liberation day service - to mark the 35th anniversary of the war.

Bus and car involved in Southampton crash

Emergency services were quickly on the scene of the accident Credit: @SCAS_HART
Police and ambulances at the scene in Shirley Credit: @SCAS_HART

Bus passengers were reported to be trapped after an accident in Southampton. It happened at the junction of Shirley Road and Cawte Road just before midday. A Hyundai ca was also involved. Some of the elderly passengers were unable to leave the bus.

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