News / UK by Press Association 26/11/2018, 5:39 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Families of people who died in a double-decker bus crash have spoken of their “indescribable” pain ahead of the sentencing of the driver and his former employer. Midland Red (South) is facing an unlimited fine over a crash in Coventry in which a “fatigued” 77-year-old driver ploughed into a supermarket, killing a pedestrian and a young passenger. The firm, which is part of the Stagecoach Group, pleaded guilty last year to offences contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act by permitting Kailash Chander to continue working despite warnings about his driving. The Stockport-based company and Chander are being sentenced in a two-day hearing at Birmingham Crown Court, which started on Monday. A trial at the court which ended in September heard that Chander mistook the accelerator for the brake before the crash in … [Read more...] about Bus crash bereaved tell court of ‘indescribable pain’
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AIRPORTS have been criticised by passengers for the high fees they charge for drop-offs and pick-ups in the areas closest to their terminals. Many terminals offer several different types of "fly by" parking, but confused passengers often do not realise here is a free option - often some distance from the airport. The Mirror reports that Luton Airport charges drivers £3 for ten minutes' drop off time in its drop-off and pick-up area closest to the terminal but this rises by £1 per minute after this, totalling £53 after an hour. Another airport unpopular with drivers is Birmingham Airport, which charges £2 for ten minutes’ parking in its Premium Set Down car park adjacent to the terminal, rising to £50 for a full hour. Meanwhile, Stansted charges £25 for parking over 15 minutes in its Express Set Down bay, while Gatwick charges £40 for an hour in the Premium Short Stay South car park. Customers have now been taking to Twitter to vent their … [Read more...] about UK airports slammed for fees they’re charging to drop off passengers
Gone are the days when Coventry City had players taking part in the World Cup. But back in the Sky Blues' top flight years the club occasionally had a star player on duty with their country in the biggest football competition on the globe. With the current World Cup now well underway, we’ve delved into the archives to remind fans of the City stars who have played on the world’s biggest stage while on the club's books. Here’s a look back at Coventry’s globe-trotters from the past few decades: Tommy Hutchison – Scotland (Germany ’74) Hutchison became the first Coventry player to represent the club at a World Cup when he went on for Kenny Dalglish in Scotland’s opening game against Zaire in 1974. The winger featured in two of his country’s three games as they fell just short of qualifying for the second round group phase on goal difference. Starting out at Alloa Athletic, he moved to Blackpool in 1967 where he spent five years before … [Read more...] about The story of Coventry City and the World Cup
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:02 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 The American Dream promises to all the opportunity to attain financial security -- and even wealth -- through hard work. Just how widespread these opportunities are is a matter of debate, but there are towns that serve as evidence that the American Dream is alive and well, at least for some. In almost every state -- rich or poor -- there is at least one town where most households earn far more than the typical state resident and the typical American. Though separated by vast distances, the states' wealthiest towns often have more in common with each other than with other communities in the same state -- even some that may be just a few miles down the road. Almost without exception, the wealthiest towns have expensive real estate and are home to well-educated populations. With relatively high median incomes, they are also often home to large shares of extremely wealthy households -- those earning $200,000 or … [Read more...] about What’s the richest town in every state?
26 May 2018 • 5:18pm Aston Villa 0 Fulham 0 Auto update On Off 5:18PM 17 mins Aston Villa 0 Fulham 0 Grealish picks the ball up in his own half and jinks away from Cairney. He's past him with ease but the Fulham midfielder sticks out a leg and brings down Johnny Haircut. No booking, Bruce apoplectic on the sideline. Looked the right call to me, but what do I know - I am not a qualified referee? 5:17PM 15 mins Aston Villa 0 Fulham 0 Snodgrass to Adomah again looking dangerous for Villa. They're pressing a little higher now and Johansen nearly comes a cropper as Grealish smells an interception. It's turned over to Snodgrass who nearly puts Adomah in in the area but it's slightly too heavy a pass and out for a goal kick. Fulham taking the keep-ball thing a little too far on that occasion, nearly went awry. Can they not knock it? 5:13PM 12 mins Aston Villa 0 Fulham 0 The pattern of the game is set, and it's much as you might … [Read more...] about Championship play-off final: Aston Villa vs Fulham