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'My brother’s death could have been prevented'

The grieving family of a van driver who crashed into a stationary HGV on the A500 are calling for all truckers to ring 999 if they break down in a ‘live’ lane.
Their heart-rending plea came after Roman Parsons died when he ploughed into the back of the…

Overturned lorry causes closure of road in Burntwood

An overturned lorry has forced the closure of a road in Burntwood.

The overturned HGV. Pic: Staffordshire Police

The incident at Milestone Way’s junction with Miner’s Way happened earlier this evening.
Police and fire crews have been on the scene tr…

Recovery driver killed and motorist seriously injured after roofer falls asleep at wheel on M69

A roofer fell asleep at the wheel of his van when he crashed into the back of a recovery truck, killing the driver and seriously injuring a motorist, a court heard.
Ashley Wilkes, 28, veered off the M69 in Leicestershire and struck Christopher Hadland,…

First it was dog theft in the news

A massive increase in the theft of dogs in Cambridgeshire has come on the tail of the theft of cats – but in lower numbers.
From May 2016 to May 2018 there were seven cats stolen, according to figures released by Cambridgeshire police using freedom of …