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RAC leaves Derbyshire couple stranded and freezing for HOURS on dangerous road

A couple from Derbyshire who broke down on a treacherous mountain pass while on holiday in Wales have blasted the RAC after they were forced to wait nearly EIGHT hours for help.
John and Leah Hill, of Kingsley Crescent, in Long Eaton, have accused the …

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Purfleet Logistics firm looking for drivers after London expansion

Logistics firm looking for drivers after London expansion
A growing logistics company with a new East London depot has recruited 16 new employees to run its southern operation.
Ningbo Palletised Distribution will now deliver to the Romford and Ilford p…

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Lorry carrying chickens overturns on Gresford roundabout

A lorry carrying chickens has overturned on the Gresford Roundabout near Wrexham.
Residents are urged to avoid the area whilst police arrange for the removal of the lorry and its cargo of live chickens.
Leader photographer Craig Colville, who has been…

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CM Downton win £1.5 million Knauf contract

NEW KNAUF CONTRACT FOR DOWNTON

Major building products manufacturer Knauf has awarded a new distribution contract to transport specialist CM Downton covering full loads from its factory in Sittingbourne to customers in the South East and throughout t…

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12 jobs in Wales you can apply for right now

If you’re looking for a new job then you’re in luck. We have scoured the jobs adverts and found a selection of the more unusual ones.
If none of these are quite up your street, then have a look at Fish4Jobs for hundreds more.
1. PA to the Bishop of Lla…

Huge lorry trailer dumped outside Anglesey couple’s home in neighbour dispute 1

Huge lorry trailer dumped outside Anglesey couple’s home in neighbour dispute

A couple locked in a bitter dispute with their neighbours came home to find a giant lorry trailer left outside their window.

The green unit at the edge of land owned by Mark Jones is feet away from the home of Sophia Hughes, 26, and her husband Gwyn, 27.

They say the trailer blocks out sunlight and totally obscures the view from their kitchen at Gaerwen[1], Anglesey[2].

Mrs Hughes said relations with Mr Jones and his wife were fine until they asked whether they could rebuild a small wall on the edge of their land. She said things soured when the Joneses wanted sole ownership of the newly-built wall.

A statement from Mr Jones, who runs cooking oil firm G D Jones & Son Ltd in the town, said the trailer was an “agricultural storage container” and claimed the couple’s view of it would have been reduced had they not taken down trees that belonged to his family. Mrs Hughes categorically denied the felled trees belonged to the Joneses.

Mrs Hughes said she paid workmen to rebuild the wall, but that Mr Jones then drove a cherry picker with forks on the front right at it. Mr Jones did not comment on this claim when contacted by the Daily Post.

Mrs Hughes, who has a six-year-old son and a daughter aged three, said: “I paid almost £2,000 for the materials and labour and was not ready to

She said the situation came to a head earlier this month when she came home to find Mr Jones and one of his employees “dumping the back of a HGV in his field as close as possible to the boundary”. She added: “My children couldn’t sleep that night.”

Mrs Hughes said her father, a vicar, received late night calls and letters from the couple demanding they be given custody of the boundary wall.

“They kept highlighting they had more authority and money than us and we would never win,” said Mrs Hughes.

View from Gwyn and Sophia Hughes' kitchen window

View from Gwyn and Sophia Hughes’ kitchen window (Image: Robert Parry-Jones)

After consulting with their solicitor, they decided to sign over the structure. Mrs Hughes said she had been told the Joneses would consider removing the lorry trailer if she would reimburse them the cost of their legal fees and offer an apology. She said: “I can’t afford to pay for their fees and I am not going to apologise. I felt scared and intimidated.”

The trailer is understood to have been bought from a scrapyard, and the firm which used to operate it has no connection to Mr Jones or the dispute.

Mr Jones initially told the Daily Post he did not wish to “air his dirty laundry in public”. But an email sent later states: “The trailer will serve the purpose of an agriculture storage container for the surrounding farmland, owned by Mr and Mrs Jones.

“The container/trailer is located on Mr and Mrs Jones’ private land and does not contravene any criminal or planning laws.

“Had the complainant not taken down the original wall and trees that belong to Mr and Mrs Jones without permission (by their admission), then their view of the storage container would be dramatically reduced.

“While I note your comments regarding Mr and Mrs Hughes’ version of events, we have a large file of exchange legal letters that demonstrates otherwise. We would like to add that the dispute originated by Mrs Jones simply ‘doing Mrs Hughes and her family a favour’.”

References

  1. ^ Gaerwen (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ Anglesey (www.dailypost.co.uk)
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Tipper truck driver was caught on his mobile phone while driving in Burton

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A tipper truck driver who was using his mobile phone while driving in Burton has been fined by a court. He was among the latest people to have their cased dealt with at Cannock Magisrates’ Court:

Lorry

A man has admitted driving while using a mobile phone. Henry McComish, 34, of Anglesey Road, Burton, admitted using a mobile phone while driving an Iveco Ford Tipper in Derby Road, Burton, on November 24. He also admitted driving without insurance.
He has been fined a total of £660 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £44 victim surcharge. His licence was endorsed with six points.

Drunk

A man had admitted being drunk and disorderly. Ben Bowley, 23, of Shannon Approach, Burton, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place, namely Bolebridge Street, Tamworth, on April 29.
He has been fined £40 and ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Licence

A man has admitted breaching his prison licence. Eric Bougen, 37, of no fixed address, admitted breaching his prison licence by failing to attend a probation appointment in Burton on May 12.
He has been jailed for 14 days.

Knife

A man has admitted criminal damage. Simon Mullock, 42, of Dilhorn Road, Forsbrook, Stoke, admitted damaging two windows, a kitchen cupboard and a wardrobe worth £1,000 belonging to Nacro, Burton, on May 21. He also admitted possession of a kitchen knife, in a public place, namely Ladywell Close, Stretton on the same day.
He has been given a 12-month community order and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation and fined £40.

Sentence

A man has admitted breaching an order. Christopher Tabb, 29, of Lullington Road, Overseal, admitted breaching a suspended sentence by failing to report for unpaid work on March 30 and April 23.
He has been fined £100 and ordered to pay £60 court costs.

Dangerous

A man has admitted driving his vehicle dangerously. Anthony Little, 60, of Uxbridge Street, Burton, indicated a plea of guilty to driving a Ford Transit 125 Tipper dangerously on the A38 southbound between Alrewas and Lichfield, on January 27.
He has been given an 18-week suspended sentence suspended for 12 months. He has been ordered to pay £100 and a £115 victim surcharge.
He has been banned from driving for 15 months.


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Trucker drove overweight lorry across Swarkestone Bridge and ends up in court

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A lorry driver who man who drove his overweight truck along the Grade I listed on Swarkestone Causeway has been fined. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge.

Weight offence

A man was caught driving his overweight lorry on a bridge. It was proved via the single justice procedure that John Jackson, 34, of Granville Street, Grimsby, drove a Scania lorry on the Swarkestone Causeway on September 27 exceeding the maximum weight limit. He has been fined £440 with £115 court costs and must pay a £44 victim surcharge.

Overweight lorries are regularly clocked crossing the bridge which straddles the River Trent, connecting the villages of Swarkestone and Stanton by Bridge.

Traffic data shows that around 40 overweight HGVs a day are using the bridge, including some that are more than twice the weight limit and some even heavier.

Weight restriction signs are already displayed on all the approach roads to the bridge. Now Derbyshire County Council is set to put up new electronic advance warning signs on both sides of the bridge. These will advise motorists their vehicle is too large and remind them of the weight restriction.

Our video is general footage of Swarkestone Bridge.

Speeder caught

A woman was caught speeding.It was proved via the single justice procedure that Rosemarie Goring, 51, of Anglesey Road, Burton, drove a Citroen Berlingo on the A511 Burton Road, Midway, on September 5, exceeding the 30mph limit by driving at 36mph.
She has been fined £220 with £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge, and his licence was endorsed with three points.

Insurance case

A woman has been caught without insurance. It was proved via the single justice procedure that Joanna Hickling-Liddington, 42, of Carlton Street, Burton, used a Vauxhall in Station Road, Hatton, on September 9 without insurance.
She has been fined £660 with £85 court costs and a £66 victim surcharge, and her licence was endorsed with six points.


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Identification offence

A woman failed to give information relating to a driver. It was proved via the single justice procedure that Kamaljit Kaur, 37, of Allen Road, Wolverhampton, failed to give information relating to the identification of a driver of a vehicle believed to have been guilty of an offence in Burton on or after October 4.
She has been fined £660 with £85 court costs and a £66 victim surcharge, and her licence was endorsed with six points.

MoT certificate breach

A woman was caught without insurance and an MoT certificate. It was proved via the single justice procedure that Helena Long, 36, of Belvedere Road, Woodville, used a Vauxhall in Belvedere Road, Woodville, on August 6 without insurance and without an MoT certificate.
She has been fined £660 with £85 court costs and a £66 victim surcharge, and her licence was endorsed with six points.


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