Nicholas Lovell pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of Ross and Clare Simons by dangerous driving.
Ross and Clare Simons were killed when their tandem bike collided with a car in Hanham, Bristol. Their joint funeral takes place today.
A vigil to remember a couple who were knocked off their tandem near Bristol was held today, a week after their deaths.
A family from Bristol who lost everything in a house fire last weekend say they've been inundated with offers of help. Mark Sawyer and his family have been put into emergency accommodation after the blaze in Hanham on Sunday morning. They didn't have insurance.
Corey Male had to jump from a first floor window of the family home in Wilshire Avenue in Hanham just before 7am on Sunday.
He is being treated for an injured leg and smoke inhalation.
His father and sister, who were both downstairs, were treated at the scene by paramedics for breathing in smoke.
Our presenter Ian Axton talks to Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore.
Ross Simons' sister Kelly Woodruff speaking to the media after the sentencing of Nicholas Lovell.
The family of Ross and Clare Simons have said they will be campaigning for a change in the law to get tougher sentences for killer drivers. They said that Nicky Lovell would serve just three years' imprisonment for each life he took in the horrific crash in January this year, near Bristol.
– Kelly Woodruff, sister of Ross Simons
We thank the judge for imposing the maximum sentence he could, however we feel cheated by the justice system that does not allow a longer sentence to be imposed for the tragic loss of their lives considering his past convictions. The people who took their lives will never understand what they have taken away from us and have never shown any remorse for their actions. While they will serve a few years in prison, we and those close to Ross and Clare, have been given life sentences. We are not just mourning the present but for the wonderful future they would have surely given us.
Nicholas Lovell remained emotionless throughout the proceedings.
– Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, passing sentence.
The reading of the charges does not begin to reflect the gravity of this matter or the effect it has had on so many. The circumstances of the collision are too grim to describe now; everyone has heard them. There is no doubt that this is the most serious of offences conceivable of this type.