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Campaign leads to greater sentencing powers

A woman from Gloucester whose husband was killed by a disqualified driver has won her fight to give judges greater sentencing powers. Paul Stock died two years ago after being hit by a motorbike as he crossed a road near his home.

The driver was sentenced to 18 months in prison despite already having a string of motoring offences. Since then Paul's wife Mandy has called for harsher sentencing - today the Prime Minister and the justice secretary paid tribute to her campaign.

Plans to cut 'new driver' accidents

A Swindon MP wants a new law imposing restrictions on newly-qualified drivers.

Justin Tomlinson, Conservative MP for North Swindon, is putting forward a Private Members' Bill tomorrow (Friday) aiming to reduce the high number of accidents involving drivers within 12 months of passing their test.

He's been explaining how his proposals would work to our political correspondent, Bob Constantine.

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Drivers caught in crackdown

Thousands of drivers have been caught in Dorset in a police crackdown on motoring offenders Credit: ITV West

Thousands of drivers have been caught in Dorset in a police crackdown on motoring offenders. Nearly three thousand offences have been recorded in just three months.

The force denies that it's persecuting drivers - it says it's just trying to keep the roads safe for the majority of law-abiding motorists.

Drivers caught in crackdown

Thousands of drivers have been caught in Dorset in a police crackdown on motoring offenders.

Thousands of drivers have been caught in Dorset in a police crackdown on motoring offenders.

Nearly three thousand offences have been recorded in just three months. The force denies that it's persecuting drivers - it says it's just trying to keep the roads safe for the majority of law-abiding motorists.

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