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Police called after HGV towing trailer 'topples over' at busy roundabout

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The Melville Lodges Roundabout

Police were called after an HGV pulling a trailer “toppled over” at a busy junction.
The lorry came into trouble at about 4pm on the Melville Lodges roundabout, where the A92 Dundee to Glenrothes and the …

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Listen to the moment Fife EuroMillions winner Jim Forbes found out he’d won £665,000

THIS is the emotional moment a Fife lorry driver found out he won £665,000 on the EuroMillions.
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Fife lorry driver planning dream trip to Hawaii after scooping £665000 on EuroMillions

Hawaii 5-oh!

Hawaii Five-0 fanatic Jim Forbes is now ticking a dream trip to the Aloha State off his bucket list – but will keep a part-time job

EUROMILLIONS winner Jim Forbes is planning a dream holiday to Hawaii with his £665,000 winnings.

The Hawaii Fife-0 fanatic has always fantasised about visiting the Aloha State after seeing it on his favourite show.


EuroMillions winner Jim Forbes is heading to Hawaii with his family

And after scooping the life-changing windfall last Friday he’s booking the trip.

Jim, from Tayport, Fife said: “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. I used to watch Hawaii Five-0 and wish I was there, and also my years with the RAF sparked an interest in the historical aspect with the Arizona memorial.

“The dream is to walk down the stairs of a plane and be greeted at the bottom with a lei. I can make that come true now.”

The dad-of-two is also planning to tick some other destinations off his bucket list – including Christmas in New York with wife Pam and taking son Aaron, 19,  back to Cyprus where he was born.


We told this morning how lucky Jim had bagged the life-changing windfall – but had not been named yet.

His win comes as Europe prepares to go Lotto-mad for a massive prize draw tomorrow.

The record-breaking £155million EuroMillions draw is set to be one of the biggest in history.

The biggest EuroMillions win to date is £161million, which was scooped by British couple Colin and Christine Weir in July 2011.

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Euromillions winners Chris and Colin Weir

The Weir’s are now one of five UK EuroMillions jackpot winners of more than £100million.

Jim, who also has daughter Chloe, 16, discovered he had won when he popped into his local Asda for some shopping last Saturday morning.


EuroMillions winner Jim Forbes celebrates with his wife Pam

He was buying MORE Lotto tickets when he asked the cashier to check his EuroMillions ticket from the night before.

When he heard the words “you have to call Camelot” he never dreamt that it would be a six-figure sum.

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And he cried when he realised the cash was really his.

Jim said: “When I got outside the shop I phoned The National Lottery Line. I thought they would say I had won a couple of hundred or even a thousand pounds but then the call handler asked me if I was sitting down.

“When he told me the amount I was ecstatic, people in the car park must have wondered what was going on. I couldn’t believe it. I just kept thinking this doesn’t happen to people like me.”

And Jim admits he told a work colleague about the EuroMillions win before his wife.


Hawaii Five-0 inspired Jim’s dream trip

The lorry driver said: “I didn’t want to tell Pam when she was at work so I called my work to let them know I’d need Monday off because I had just won the lottery.

“My colleague’s first reaction was ‘Ach away Jim!’ I’m always joking around so he didn’t believe me straight away.

“It didn’t really sink in until I came downstairs on Monday morning. Instead of going to work I sat down on the sofa and said to Pam, ‘is it true? Have we won the lottery?’ Then I burst into tears!”

Surprisingly, Jim and his wife both want to keep their jobs despite the cash boost.


The Girvan couple celebrate £665,000 EuroMillions win

But the hardworking couple are cutting back to part-time hours.

Jim said: “I’ve worked long hours all my years, including spending 22 in the RAF. This win really will change my life in that I can get precious time to spend with my wife and children.”

Jim also plans to buy a new home, saying: “This will be the first house we’ve ever owned as we’ve always only rented until now. Then I’ll buy a campervan for the driveway – I’ve always wanted one and it will be great to be able to head off for weekends away now we will have more free time.

“Aaron has just passed his driving test so we have bought him a car of his own so he stops borrowing his mum’s. We’ll look at new cars for ourselves too.”

Michael Schofield – The Sun Glasgow

Millionaire Bill Bett with his milk ‘prize’

We told in June how a fellow Fife man thought he’d only won a pint of milk when he scooped £1million on a scratchcard.

Bill Bett later told the Scottish Sun he thought he wouldn’t live to see the money due to health fears.

Jim matched five numbers and one Lucky Star in the draw last Friday.

His winning numbers were 06, 11, 31, 39 and 42 and the Lucky Stars numbers were 01 and 03.

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Lorry driver from Fife named as £665000 Euromillions winner


Hawaii Five-0 fanatic Jim Forbes is now ticking a dream trip to the Aloha State off his bucket list – but will keep a part-time job

A LORRY driver from Fife has been revealed as the lucky £665,000 EuroMillions winner.

Jim Forbes, 50, is now planning a trip to Hawaii with some of the cash.

Jim Forbes matched five numbers and one lucky star in last Friday’s draw

The dad-of-two, from Tayport, says he burst into tears when he realised he had won.

We told this morning how a lucky Scot had bagged the life-changing windfall – but had not been named yet.

Jim matched five numbers and one Lucky Star in the draw last Friday.

His winning numbers were 06, 11, 31, 39 and 42 and the Lucky Stars numbers were 01 and 03.

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ULEMCo seeks partner for London hydrogen trial

Low-emission vehicle specialist ULEMCo is seeking a commercial vehicle operator in London to trial the use of its hydrogen-dual fuel technology in a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV).

The Merseyside company is seeking a commercial partner to provide a vehicle carrying out ‘real-world duties’ in the capital, which would be converted to test the company’s hydrogen combustion engine technology.

ULEMCo has previously worked on a project to employ two hydrogen dual fuel refuse collection vehicles to Fife council

ULEMCo says that the trial will prove the technology’s ability to meet real driving emission tests that “beat world best standards for heavy duty vehicles” as an alternative to existing selective catalyst reduction systems.

Vehicles using the hydrogen combustion system are powered via a combination of hydrogen and diesel mixed in the engine manifold, with hydrogen stored in supplementary fuel tanks installed underneath the vehicle.

In a statement the company said: “As part of this project ULEMCo are looking for commercial vehicle owners to sponsor the project by providing a truck(s) with real world duties in London so that the extent of the emission reduction can be thoroughly demonstrated. Sponsorship would enable the vehicle to be converted to hydrogen dual fuel at cost price; plus allow the sponsor to participate actively in the process to complete the extensive emission tests, giving advance understanding of the future potential of the technology to save fleet costs and meet upcoming air quality standards.”


The company has previously worked on a project to convert two refuse collection vehicles used by Fife council to run on the hydrogen and diesel dual fuel (see story[1]).

In February, ULEMCo was awarded £1.3 million in government funding to trail a range of vehicles using the technology. Funding was delivered through the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, with project partners including Westminster city council, Veolia, London Fire Brigade, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Commercial and Ocado.

Announcing the project in February Transport Minister John Hayes, said: “It is fantastic that ULEMCo is willing to explore low and zero emission technologies, which will help improve air quality and reduce pollution in towns and cities. This is yet another important significant step towards this government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions from transport to help tackle climate change. We are already making headway through our investment in low emission vehicles, greener public transport and walking and cycling, as well as grants for innovative advanced biofuels projects.”

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