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Former Brighton footballers 18 month driving ban dismissed

Former Brighton footballer Kane Louis, who was banned from driving for 18 months in September after he drove down the wrong side of the motor way during the snow, has had his appeal dismissed.

Louis, who played for Brighton as a teenager, drove for 10 miles the wrong way down the A23 in March last year, during the heavy snow.

He was one of thousands of people that got trapped in the gridlock on Sussex roads.

He decided to drive for miles the wrong way 'because he was cold' as other motorists were stranded for up to 12 hours.

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Paul Daniels escapes driving ban

Paul Daniels has escaped a driving ban Credit: PA

TV magician Paul Daniels has escaped a driving ban after arguing he needs his licence in to care for his elderly mother.

Daniels, 75, already had nine penalty points when he was caught driving 56mph in a 40mph limit - 16mph over the legal speed limit and an automatic three more points on his licence.

He was caught by traffic officers speeding on London Road in Earley, near Reading, which has a 40mph limit.

He narrowly avoided being banned from the road after he said he needed to get behind the wheel to be able to care for his elderly mother.

Daniels, real name Newton Edward Daniels, who lives in Wargrave, near Henley-on-Thames, was handed three more points on his licence, which took his total to 12.

The magician was also ordered to pay a £625 pounds fine, costs of £65 pounds, and a £62 pounds victim surcharge.