A former soldier and his fellow veterans have launched a campaign to clear up their Sunderland neighbourhood after it became a dumping ground and race track for yobs. Darrin Carlisle, who served as a private in the 2 Rifles, and his pals have teamed up to improve the appearance of South Hylton.It comes after parts of the community, including the land beneath Claxheugh Rock and areas off Offerton Lane and Pottery Lane have been used to tip waste, including containers of what he fears are toxic chemicals, furniture and bin liners full of rubbish.Vehicles have also torn up grassed areas after getting through the gaps in bollards, leaving land churned up with tyre marks.Darrin, 50, has made a YouTube video to record a walkabout highlighting dumping hotspots and problems in the area. A Facebook page, Team South Hylton, also encourages people to report the waste issues to Sunderland City Council and to report rogue riders and drivers to Northumbria Police.He is planning to hold a public … [Read more...] about ‘We are starting to look like landfill’: Sunderland campaigner fed up with flytipping and nuisance off-road bikers
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"Idiots" on off-road bikes are putting lives at risk in Solihull's parks and public spaces, it is claimed. Cllr Robert Hall (Ind, Kingshurst & Fordbridge ) warned that efforts to encourage people to get healthy by making the most of green spaces were being hampered by anti-social behaviour. In his own ward he said there were constant problems at Babbs Mill, claiming that the bikes which used the park as a race track posed a real danger to the public. Cllr Hall said: "If you want people to have wellbeing in the Kingshurst, Fordbridge and Chelmsley Wood area someone's going to have to get rid of these off-road bikes - because they're nearly killing people. "[We have] Babbs Mill, a nature reserve, and we can't use it. Because of these idiots on bikes. "I've had the police, I've had the local MP and I get the same response. 'We haven't got the resources, we can't chase them due to health and safety'. "What's going to happen when someone gets killed? Who is going to put their hands … [Read more...] about ‘Idiot’ off-road bikers accused of putting lives at risk in Solihull
South Scotland 10 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47515173 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A gritter has crashed off road and overturned as Scotland was hit with snow and icy winds.Police received reports … [Read more...] about Gritter flips off road as snow returns
A bizarre video showing a camel towing a car stuck on a snow-covered Russian road is making the rounds on social media. When your 4x4 off-road vehicle fails you in the fierce Russian winter, and even a tractor can’t pull you out, you may still hope for a miracle to happen – at least if you’re in Saratov, where this viral video was shot. Uploaded to social media, the footage shows a camel trying to pull the car out of snow on a dual-carriage road. The animal, controlled by its cameleer, succeeds at the third attempt as cheering voices are heard in the background. At the end of the video a tractor is seen on the roadside standing still – apparently after failing to dig out the car. The surreal scene was filmed outside the city of Saratov, 836 km southeast of Moscow. The camel’s owner told local media he gives rides to children at the local circus on the weekends. A camel is certainly not a typical match for the Russian winter but locals in Saratov have to … [Read more...] about Snowed-in Russian driver rescued by CAMEL in hilarious road VIDEO
THE Duke of Edinburgh today drove his new Land Rover WITHOUT wearing a seatbelt - and it looked like he'd already taken it off-road. Wearing dark shades, the 97-year-old was seen at the wheel of a black Freelander, which had leaves and twigs jammed under the bumper, tawo days after he crashed another motor. Philip, who was not injured in the crash, was seen driving the £68,000 replacement 4x4 Discovery from a public B-road into the main entrance gate to Sandringham at about 2.15pm. Later Norfolk Police said they had given Philip "words of advice" over the pictures of him without a seatbelt. It came less than 48 hours after his previous vehicle was towed away following a car crash near the estate, which also involved a Kia. Two women in the Kia were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and then discharged. The Duke later took and passed police eyesight and breath tests. A couple of hours earlier today the Queen was also seen driving her Range Rover out of the … [Read more...] about Prince Philip spotted driving his new Land Rover WITHOUT a seatbelt two days after crash – and has he already taken it off road?