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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 …

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.
Jim Forbes laughed in disbelief as he was told he had scooped the life-changing windfall last month[1] – telling the phone operator: “it doesn’t happen to m…

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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.


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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.

More to follow

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Lorry and car involved in Fife road accident

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Emergency services have been called to a road accident in north east Fife after a collision involving a car and a lorry.

The incident happened at around 11am on Monday on the B937 near Collessie Quarry.

It is understood nobody has been seriously injured but an ambulance has been sent to the scene as a precaution.

Two fire appliances are currently attending the incident.

More to follow.

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Heart-stopping moment HGV narrowly avoids disaster on Edinburgh road as driver swerves last minute to dodge 4×4

THIS is the heart-stopping moment an HGV came within INCHES of disaster on an Edinburgh road.

The astonishing footage shows the driver swerving at the last minute to dodge a 4×4 near Wilkieston.

The truck came within inches of disaster

The truck came within inches of disaster

And the lorry’s side camera shows just how close the vehicles came to smashing into each other.

The jaw-dropping moment was captured by quick thinking truck driver Boyd Forrest last month.

Incredibly, as the Nissan appears to pull out of the junction along the 50mph road without seeing the lorry or the other car before slamming on the brakes, blocking the lane the lorry is in.

At the start of the clip the dash cam vehicle is seen travelling up the hill, approaching the junction at around 38mph.

The black Nissan comes into view as it approaches the junction around 100 metres ahead of the fully laden lorry.

The 4x4 was stopped in the middle of the road

The 4×4 was stopped in the middle of the road

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However, instead of stopping at the crossroad, the 4×4 carries on and pulls out in front of the truck, trying to join the lane travelling in the opposite direction.

Incredibly, the Nissan almost collides with another car and is forced to stop directly in front of the HGV.

With almost no time to react, Boyd swerves into the junction the Nissan had just pulled out from and barely avoids smashing into the side of it with the side camera of the lorry showing the 4×4 just inches away.

The quick thinking HGV driver managed to avoid a collision

The quick thinking HGV driver managed to avoid a collision

Posting the clip online, Boyd said: “If myself or the car coming the other way was a motorcycle they would have been dead as not seeing a 32t truck and a car what chance has he of seeing a motorcycle.”

Now the video has received hundreds of likes and comments, most condemning the Nissan drivers actions.

Joe Emmanuel wrote: “Brilliant driving skill and reaction. He obviously didn’t realise lorry is harder to stop. Dumb move.”

Wayne Marriott said: “Well done. What an idiot.”

Jack Webster commented: “Bravo matey! Had a mini panic attack just watching the video! Can’t imagine how that one would have felt for you!”

Aden Bufton responded: “Fair play to you mate. Takes some sort of skill to swerve like that in a 32t truck.”

We told you last week how a car appeared to speed through a red light – narrowly missing another driver.[1]

The white car was seen screaming through the intersection in the terrifying dashcam footage while other cars have stopped at the red light.

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Man charged over horror road crash where skip lorry smashed into cars, walls and gardens

Road mayhem rap

Cops said a man aged 54 had been charged over yesterday’s crash in Guardbridge, Fife, which closed the A91 for seven hours

A MAN has been charged following a horror road smash in Fife yesterday morning.
One man was hurt after a skip lorry driving through Guardbridge struck a number of parked vehicles, lampposts and a wall before ending up in a garden.

Fire crews and an ambulance attended the scene

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Devastation at the scene of the crash but luckily only one person was slightly hurt

The accident happened at about 10.30am in the village’s Cupar Road, part of the A91 which runs between Cupar and St Andrews.
There was major traffic disruption while the street was closed for seven hours while an investigation took place and recovery crews removed the damaged vehicles.
The accident happened just outside Dali’s Fish & Pizza Bar.

Emergency services raced to the scene in Guardbridge

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The lorry, left, hit a number of vehicles, walls and lampposts before ending up in a garden

Owner Binder Singh said: “The chip shop is okay – it happened on the other side.
“I don’t think it was a bin lorry but I think it belongs to the council.


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Today police said a 54-year-old man has been charged and a report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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