I'm the passenger in a car with a young lad at the wheel and he's driving far too fast down a residential street. I lean into the car as he narrowly misses the wing mirrors of parked cars and I just knew something bad was going to happen. As we drove along all I could hear was the two teenage girls in back seat laughing and joking and I knew they were distracting the driver. At one point the lad, who can have only been just 17, got his phone out and was trying to scroll through photos on it with one hand, while holding the wheel in the other. I felt totally on edge as we left the residential street and he put his foot down on the winding country road. Something was going to happen. I could sense it - but the driver, and his passengers were having too much of a good time to be in fear. The girls were oblivious to how bad his driving was. 'The driver loses control and the car spins out - everything goes dark' I tried to tell him to slow down but he couldn't hear me. The driver then loses … [Read more...] about This is what it’s like to be in a crash with a young reckless driver
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Declan Donnelly will be presenting Britain’s Got Talent on his own for the first time ever. After making a return to Saturday Night Takeaway without his right-hand man, it has been announced that Dec will be facing this year’s BGT by himself. However, that doesn’t mean Ant McPartlin won’t be appearing in the show at all. The presenter was arrested and charged with drink-driving after crashing his car in March, and a statement from his publicist said he would be stepping down from TV commitments for the “foreseeable future” while he checks himself back into the rehab. But the audition rounds of the series have already been filmed, meaning he will be appearing on the programme but not in the live shows. Instead of going through the laborious work of editing him out, bosses will instead allow all footage filmed at auditions in London, Manchester and Belfast to air as planned. Showbiz expert Gordon Smart told Ruth and Eamonn on This Morning: “There … [Read more...] about Will Ant present Britain’s Got Talent with Dec?
A DOORSTEP lender was filmed offering a 65 per cent interest loan to a dad-of-four that would have left him with just £1 a week to live on. Morses Club offered a £300 loan to our man with a weekly repayment of £15 per week, despite him having just £16 per week after bills and rent. It comes a fortnight after The Sun launched its Stop The Credit Rip-Off campaign where we called for stricter affordability checks on lenders. Debt charities have called on firms to improve these checks, warning that unaffordable credit could push customers into further "financial hardship". Our man posed as a customer, applied for the loan online and completed a credit check before the firm arranged for a member of staff to visit him at home. The agent didn’t ask dad of four four James - whose name we have changed for this story - why he wanted the cash. An agent for Morses Club called Carl visited the dad of four at his semi-detached home in Burnley, Lancashire, and carried out an … [Read more...] about Morses Club agent filmed offering dad of four £300 loan leaving him with £1 a week to live on after payments
0 Have your say Forget Snakes on a Plane. It’s toddlers on a plane which I fear most. If a film of that title ever gets commissioned, it’ll definitely require an 18 certificate.And that’s the overriding reason Louie’s still yet to board his maiden flight.It’s the sheer dread of being 35,000 feet above the ground and imprisoned with a screaming, unco-operative two-year-old.When you’re up in the clouds, there’s no escaping it and nowhere to hide, particularly when it’s your child.A mum found that out to her cost, along with everyone else, on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to New York.The three-year-old boy shouted, screamed, ran and climbed for the entirety of the eight-hour journey from hell.The pilots were the only ones blissfully unaware of what was unfolding behind them.The mother did occasionally try to calm her son.Before take-off, she also appealed to the flight attendants to activate the Wi-Fi so she could utilise her … [Read more...] about KIERAN HOWARD: Would you fly with a toddler?
0 Have your say The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has just unveiled its new Revolt and Revolutions exhibition looking how the arts has shaped the protest movement. Featuring a jukebox which only plays songs addressing social issues and an installation of Ban the Bomb placards, ahead of its opening we asked writers, curators, poets, directors and photographers how they would make the world a better place in 2018. Anthony Clavane: Author Where does one begin? There are so many things that I would do to make the world a better place, including impeaching President Trump, nationalising the railways and banning phones pinging on public transport. I suppose I should get my priorities right – and start by restoring the Mighty Whites to their rightful place in the Premier League. To be serious, (Leeds United have little chance of promotion), I’ve travelled the country over the last few years for my book Moving The Goalposts: A Yorkshire Tragedy and one thing that has stood out … [Read more...] about What one thing would you do to make the world a better place?