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Coach driver found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving on M1

Alan Peters Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 78-year-old has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash that killed three men on the M1 in Bedfordshire.

Nathan Reeves, Tom Aldridge and Allan Evans were killed when the car they were in, was hit by a double decker bus near Flitwick on Valentine's Day last year.

Alan Peters who was driving the bus was this afternoon found guilty of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury.

He's been remanded in bail and is due to be sentenced at a later date.


Local business to the rescue of elephant man

When Dorset-based wildlife artist Jonathan Truss set out to paint a lifesize portrait of one of the world's largest animals, he found he was lacking a bit of space to work in. But a local business came to his rescue and he's been busy creating a work of art which you can hardly miss. He hopes his work will raise awareness about ivory poaching. Martin Dowse went to see him.

Pinpointing the survivors of Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease wiped out the iconic trees from much of our landscape during the 1970s.

One of the few places they survived was in the city of Brighton and Hove.

Now, new maps have been drawn up, highlighting where the Elms can be found and enjoyed.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Peter Bourne, Volunteer Curator of the National Elm Collection, Olaide Oboh of developers First Base, and University of Brighton student Gus Freij.


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