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Gospel singers from the region have created a new world record by staging the highest ever carol concert thousands of feet in the air. It was on a plane from Gatwick to Geneva and was rsising money for the charity Unicef. Mike Pearse watched the fun.
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The policing minister has said new plans to test drivers for drugs will "drive this menace off the road".
This is something that has plagued society for far too long.
People will have exactly the same view of drug-driving as they do of drink-driving: it is an abhorrent thing to do.
Not only do you put your own life at risk, but you put innocent people's lives at risk.
We will drive this menace off the road.
The Christmas and New Year holiday season will see drivers stopped by police and tested for drugs by the side of the road in a war on drug-driving.
The Telegraph has reported that the Home Office approved roadside testing kits that will analyse samples of saliva instantly to detect illegal substances as well as so-called "legal highs".
It said that police officers will also use the kits to catch drivers who have taken prescription medicines like strong painkillers, sleeping pills and drugs to treat anxiety, that can hinder concentration on the road.
It has been reported that ministers will order police to carry the "drugalyser" kits alongside conventional "breathalysers", which test motorists for alcohol consumption.
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