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Appeal for HGV driver after Blackburn crash

A man’s been left in a serious condition after being hit by a car in Blackburn.
The 59-year-old suffered serious head injuries and a broken leg after being hit on Barbara Castle Way yesterday (29/10/16) at 2.15pm.
He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital…

First picture released of man who was killed by a lorry on M58

This is the first picture of Philip Anderson who tragically died after being hit by a lorry[1] on the M58.
Police were called to the scene at around 4.30pm on Friday, to reports a man had been struck by a DAF HGV, near junction 5 at Skelmersdale.
Phili…

Man killed in Ormskirk crash between car and lorry

A man was killed in crash between a car and a lorry in Ormskirk this morning.
Police were called to County Road shortly at around 8am, after receiving reports of a serious collision[1] involving a BMW and a Mercedes articulated HGV.
Fire crews and the …

World's Strongest Disabled Man who refuses to use a wheelchair pulls a LORRY using just his hands

  • Greg Bramwell won the World’s Strongest Disabled Man compeition at London’s Olympic Park
  • The 31-year-old only took up competitive training in 2014
  •  Mr Bramwell, from Rochdale, said training had given him a ‘purpose’ in life 

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This is the incredible footage of the Briton who was crowned the World’s Strongest Disabled man pulling a HGV with his bare hands. 

Greg Bramwell was born with a hereditary spinal condition, which severely limits his mobility, but the man from Rochdale has found his calling in weight lifting.

The warehouse worker struggles to walk but he refuses to use a wheelchair, and managed to take the title of World’s Strongest Disabled Man at London[2]‘s Olympic Park earlier this month.

The 31-year-old beat all comers after competing in five events, including a van pull an the Atlas stones.

And despite taking up weightlifting when he was 19, it was only in 2014 when he trained with one of his strongman heroes that he decided to focus his attention on the sport.

The father-of-one said that training and given him a ‘purpose’ and a goal to train towards.

He said: ‘I used to watch the World’s Strongest Man as a kid, but never thought that as a disabled person I could do something like that.

‘But a few years ago I did some personal training with Laurence Shahlaei (formerly Europe’s Strongest Man) and he told me about the World’s Strongest Disabled Man championship.’ 

Greg Bramwell was crowned the World’s Strongest Disabled Man after winning the competition at London’s Olympic Park

He finished fifth in last year’s world championships and qualified for this years contest by winning the Viking contest in Iceland earlier this year.

Mr Bramwell now trains at the Full Contact Performance Centre in Castleton plus specialist strongman gyms in Leigh and Clitheroe, Lancashire, doing four session a week.

He claimed that his family are his inspiration behind his training, and his nine-month-old son Leonard and partner Stacie Brookes were both in London to watch him become the World’s Strongest Disabled Man.

Mr Bramwell struggles to get up the stairs but is able to life a truck with his bar hands

Mr Bramwell said: ‘When they read out my name to say I’d won I just thought “oh my God”. I couldn’t believe I’d done it.

‘I work from 8am to 5pm then train three nights a week, so I sacrifice a lot of time with Leonard and Stacie to do this.

‘So to win sort of justified that. It means that when Leonard gets older I can show him I won. I hope I am doing him proud.’ 

Greg Bramwell started to enter weightlifting competitions in 2014 after meeting one of his weightlifting idols. This year, he won the World’s Strongest Disabled Man competition (right)

References

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Brit dead in Egypt: John Traynor dies after seeing Tutankhamun burial

Valley of Kings and John TraynorGETTY / BEN LACK

TRAGIC: John Traynor died after a sightseeing trip in the Valley of Kings in Egypt

Tragic John Traynor had emergency surgery following the crash which happened following a sight-seeing trip to the Valley of Kings.

But the 64-year-old died in hospital in the North African nation the next day.

His long-term partner Julie Galbraith, 64, was awoke to the chilling voice of John shouting “we are going to crash”.

The grandad-to-six, of Thornton, Lancs., was traveling in the front passenger seat of the Thomas Cook hire car with Julie and the couple’s excursion guide in the back.

Tomb in ancient EgyptGETTY

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Shwedagon pagoda the heart of Yangon, Myanmar.Getty Images
Shwedagon pagoda the heart of Yangon, Myanmar.

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BUSTLING: Tourists wander Valley of Kings

“He was a proud socialist who wore his heart on his sleeve”

Thornton Cleveleys Labour group

The former Labour councillor took the brunt of the devastating smash impact just minutes into a four-hour trip back to their hotel after visiting the world-famous ancient ruins.

The lorry drove off after the crash and left everyone in the vehicle needing urgent medical treatment.

John’s heartbroken son Damien, 44, said: “He was there for everybody — if you needed him, he would be there.

“I probably took him for granted a bit — I never realised how much he did until he is no longer here.

“He was my mate more than my dad.”

John TraynorBEN LACK

FRIENDLY: Friends and family have flooded in with tributes to the dad

The civil servant flew out to Egypt on Friday, November 11 with Julie, and the pair were staying at the popular beach resort of Hurghada for a dream two-week break.

They hired a car, which included a driver and guide, before making the 190 mile journey to the Valley of the Kings.

Damien, who lives in Thornton, Lancs., said: “Julie was asleep so details are tricky – all she heard was my dad shouting ‘We are going to crash’.”

“The local authorities have still not found the driver either, well, as far as I’m aware.”

All four people inside the car were taken to Luxor International Hospital, with John bearing the brunt of the impact.

Damien added: “They operated and I got a call saying he was stable in the intensive care unit.

“But then I got another call later from Julie saying he had died — but we still don’t know the official cause of death.”

TutankhamunGETTY

TOMB: Tutankhamun was buried in the Valley of Kings

The driver and the guide suffered serious injuries, while Julie, who is now recovering at home after being flown back home on Sunday, escaped with minor injuries.

Mr Traynor’s body is expected to be repatriated to the UK on Thursday while funeral details have yet to be arranged.

Thornton Cleveleys Labour group, paid tribute to a “proud socialist who wore his heart on his sleeve”.

In a statement, the group said: “He will be missed by all in our branch, and our thoughts are with Julie and family at this very sad time.”

Mr Traynor lost his seat on the council in 2007, and last stood in the local elections last year, when Conservatives Ian Amos and Christine Amos were elected.

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British great-grandfather is killed by hit-and-run truck driver in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings as he returned from …

  • John Traynor, 64, died after being hit by a lorry on a desert highway
  • He was on holiday with partner Julie Galbraith, who was also injured
  • The driver of the lorry which ploughed into the car they were in sped off after the crash 
  • His son Damien said: ‘He was my mate more than my dad’ 

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A British great granddad has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in the desert as he returned from a dream trip to see Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Tragedy struck in the Valley of the Kings as John Traynor, 64, and his girlfriend were being driven back to their hotel in a hire car.

A lorry on a desert highway ploughed into the side of the vehicle where Mr Traynor was sitting as his partner slept beside him.

Mr Traynor, a former Labour councillor in Blackpool, died as a result of his injuries. 

A hunt is now underway for the driver who sped off, leaving the couple and their driver and guide injured in the wreckage.

Tragedy struck in the Valley of the Kings as John Traynor, 64, and his girlfriend were being driven back to their hotel in a hire car

Tragedy struck in the Valley of the Kings as John Traynor, 64, and his girlfriend were being driven back to their hotel in a hire car

Tragedy struck in the Valley of the Kings as John Traynor, 64, and his girlfriend were being driven back to their hotel in a hire car

Doctors battled to save the life of the pensioner, who bore the brunt of the impact, after the accident on Friday but he died in hospital.

The accident happened just a week after civil servant and former councillor Mr Traynor flew out to Egypt with long term partner Julie Galbraith.

After booking into the beach resort of Hurghada for a two-week break, the couple, from Blackpool, hired a car, driver and guide for the 190 mile journey to the Pyramids.

Heartbroken son Damien said they had just set off on the drive back through the desert when a lorry smashed into Mr Traynor’s passenger seat.

The tragedy happened in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt

The tragedy happened in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt

The tragedy happened in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt

He added: ‘Julie was asleep. All she heard was my dad shouting “We are going to crash”.’

All four people inside the car were taken to Luxor International Hospital.

Damien said: ‘They operated on my dad and I got a call saying he was stable in the intensive care unit.

‘But then I got another call later from Julie saying he had died. We still don’t know the official cause of death.’

The driver and the guide were also badly hurt, while Julie, who is now recovering at home, escaped with minor injuries.

Damien said: ‘He was there for everybody. If you needed him, he would be there.

‘I probably took him for granted a bit. I never realised how much he did until he is no longer here. He was my mate more than my dad.’

Mr Traynor, from Cleveleys, Blackpool, was a dad of two, grandfather of six, and great grandad of one. His remains are due to be flown home tomorrow.

A statement from Thornton Cleveleys Labour said: ‘It is with deepest regret that Thornton Cleveleys Labour have to report the death of our friend and comrade, John Traynor. 

‘John, our Deputy Chair, was an active member of the Branch over many many years, and a Cleveleys Park Councillor for a number of years. 

‘He was a proud socialist who wore his heart on his sleeve. He will be missed by all in our Branch and our thoughts are with Julie and family at this very sad time.’ 

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LEP feature wedding: American-style trucks and race course wedding at Barton …

An incredible 17 years after Anne-Marie Davenport said yes to Steve Weatherall s proposal, the pair finally said I do at Barton Grange Hotel in Preston on May 9. And while they were delighted to have the bride s mum Joan there to celebrate their special day, the family also paid a special tribute to Anne-Marie s late father Bobby – with a host of American Trucks. Steve says he has been on pay as you go for all this time and now he is on contract! Bride Anne-Marie She explains: My dad, who passed away many moons ago, was a heavy goods driver and loved the American-style trucks. Unfortunately Steve never met my dad, but he has the same fetish with trucks so it made sense to have them there as the lads transport, as a mark of respect for dad. As soon as they arrived a lot of my family were in tears as they knew dad would have loved it. As well as the truck theme, horses also played a part in the couple s special day. We had a race course theme for the day with scratch cards as favours (as we have horses) and everyone loved it, Anne-Marie says. Me and Steve have been together for 17 years and for one reason or another, we just never got around to getting married he says he has been on pay as you go for all this time and now he is on contract – the cheeky begger! He proposed when we had only been together a month or so, not realising it would be such a long engagement! We had gone to Tenerife and he proposed when we were away. We care for mum who is as much Ste s mum as mine, as Ste s parents have passed away, and she has dementia so life is pretty difficult at times. We have put off having a family to look after mum but the time had come for us to get married while mum could still enjoy the day with us. It was a splendid day and one I will treasure as I married Steve, and even though dad couldn t be there, at least we managed to have mum there and she enjoyed herself. Anne-Marie, and engineering and highways co-ordinator at Blackpool Council, was given away by her Godfather Ray Hindley as she wed civil engineer Steve. But the ceremony wasn t without its hiccups, as the registrar accidently pronounced that Anne-Marie was now married to Steve s brother Darren – the best man! It was the funniest part of the day, the bride says. The whole place was in uproar laughing; it really broke the ice with everyone. Darren is Ste s brother but the minute she saw Darren, she must have taken a shine to him so he was obviously on her mind! The newlyweds, who live in Thornton Cleveleys, honeymooned in the Canary Islands.