A motorcyclist is in hospital with life-changing but not life-threatening injuries after a crash in Leatherhead, police have said. Surrey Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said the man suffered serious lower body and leg injuries. The crash between the motorbike and a van happened between 9.30am and 9.45am on Friday (June 1) at the bottom of St Mary's Road at its junction with Dorking Road (B2450), where it becomes Gimcrack Hill. The crash led to the B2450 being closed from its junction with Church Road up to the Thomcroft Drive turnoff while St Mary's Road and nearby Highlands Road were also closed. Read More Latest Mole Valley headlines Congestion on surrounding roads continued until the closures were lifted at about 1.40pm, after the man was airlifted by a Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance helicopter to St George's Hospital in Tooting. It landed near the crash scene at 10.02am according to an air ambulance spokesman, on the gardens between St Mary's Road … [Read more...] about Man suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Leatherhead crash
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Shocked crowds lifted a car off the tiny body of a two-year-old killed in a fatal crash in Coventry last night, according to a witness. The toddler and his mother had been visiting family when the collision occurred in Stoney Stanton Road, Foleshill, at around 9pm. The mother is still fighting for her life in hospital, but nothing could be done to save her young son. Surinder Kaur, who lives on Stoney Stanton Road, said she was watching television in her living room when she heard a loud bang and screaming. She said: “I came out of my house and I could see clothes all over the road and then I saw the baby underneath the car. “A lot of people came out of their houses. I shouted for someone to help. I think everyone was in shock. “Someone brought out blankets and some people lifted the car and placed the baby on the blanket.” Surinder and her friend Gurbax Kaur say they are both shocked by last night’s incident and thinking of the family. Gurbax said: … [Read more...] about Crowd ‘lifted car off toddler’ after fatal crash
BUZZ Aldrin is a former American astronaut who became only the second man in history to walk on the moon. His achievements, along with the rest of the Apollo 11 crew, are still seen as one of the greatest feats in human history. Here's Buzz's story and how he helped mankind make one giant leap. Who is Buzz Aldrin and how old is he? Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in January 1930, Buzz's real name was Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr but he ended up using Buzz due to his older sisters constantly mispronouncing brother as "Buzzer". In 1988 Aldrin legally changed his name from Edwin to Buzz. He joined the prestigious US military academy at West point after graduating from high school in 1947 - following in the footsteps of his father who had also served in the armed forces. Aldrin saw action during the Korean War in the US Air Force as a fighter pilot. After several years in the Air Force he gained a degree in astronautics in 1963 and quickly became part of Nasa's select group of astronauts. Aldrin … [Read more...] about How old is Buzz Aldrin, what has he said about UFOs and aliens and when did he and Neil Armstrong walk on the moon?
John Hendrie played more than 200 games for Boro and scored more than 50 goals - some of which were incredibly memorable. There was that goal against Millwall and of course his brace against Luton in the final outing at Ayresome Park. The former striker looked back on his time at the club and discussed this season's team in an enjoyable and entertaining podcast with Matty Jones and Matty Nixon from BBC Tees. You can listen to the podcast in full HERE. Below are snippets of what Hendrie had to say. Hendrie on joining Boro and life under Colin Todd "Bearing in mind in 1988 Bradford had missed out on the play-offs. "In the summer of 88 I went from Bradford to Newcastle, summer of 89 Newcastle to Leeds, summer of 90 I've gone Leeds to Boro "I've had four clubs in two years. The first thing Toddy says to me is it's time to settle down. Which I did do. I didn't know at the time but for the next six and a half years it was brilliant. "It's feeling wanted. I'd been let go at Leeds, I go to … [Read more...] about Hendrie on life at Boro, a Robson regret & ‘incredible’ Traore
For many people, meeting a serial killer would be their worst nightmare. For Paul Harrison, it was just another day at the office. The former police detective specialised in interviewing mass murderers, to work out what made them tick and stop more horrific crime from happening. And he's coming to Manchester to share his insights in a series of talks that lift the lid on some of his darkest discoveries. Harrison met some of the world's most notorious criminals - from the 'Killer Clown' John Wayne Gacey to the UK's own Hannibal Lecter. After 25 years profiling monsters, he wants to dispel some of the myths around serial killers. He starts by tackling the widely-held belief that all serial killers start by killing animals. "They love them," he says. "Animals don't answer them back. "There's a photograph of Ian Brady sat with his dog and a quote: 'I can't understand why anyone would want to hurt an animal'. "And you're thinking – what's going through his head? He'd hurt children but … [Read more...] about My life interviewing the world’s most notorious serial killers