Darren Enright failed a breath test at the side of the road in Newmarket Picture: RACHEL EDGE Archant A drink-driving stable hand who told police “I’ve had three pints, what’s it got to do with you?” has been banned from the road for 20 months and fined £300. Darren Enright’s Renault Mégane smelled like fish 'n' chips and alcohol, according to the police officer who stopped the 43-year-old’s vehicle in Newmarket at 10.45pm on September 12 last year.When asked if he had consumed alcohol, Enright replied: “I’ve had three pints. What’s it got to do with you?”The officer’s suspicions were further confirmed by a positive roadside breathalyser test, Suffolk magistrates heard. When the officer removed the keys from the car’s ignition, Enright became so animated that nearby residents emerged from their homes to complain about the noise, prosecutor Colette Harper told the court.En route to the station, … [Read more...] about “I’ve had three pints, what’s it got to do with you?”, asks drink-driver of police
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He'd sat down an hour before, but still had the pack on his back and the bike clips on his trouser legs. Around him, Killarney was in fifth gear. Tourists thronged Main Street, a July sun was beating down, and a breeze dangled the song of a busker in and out of earshot. A local next to the man surveyed the scene, and threw in his tuppence. "'Tis," he said. "Very difficult." Trying to capture the tone of a Kerry conversation is like trying to fold water. But let's just say the men didn't seem too troubled. Nor was I, earwigging in the background. There are worse trials in life than summery pints in the Kingdom. Last week, you voted Kerry Ireland's Favourite Home Holiday Destination in our Reader Travel Awards. There were common themes to your comments - scenery, food, adventures, childhood memories. Tourism goes back at least 250 years here, and that shines through in its confidence and visitor infrastructure. But there's more to the Kingdom than that. There's a secret sauce. An … [Read more...] about Kerry like a local
Authorities in New York City were investigating whether the smell of fish being cooked at a family's New Year's Day gathering led to the death of an 11-year-old boy. Camron Jean-Pierre, whose father said was allergic to fish, died after being rushed to a hospital in Brooklyn, the New York Police Department said in a statement. Medical examiners would determine what caused the boy's death, the police said. An investigation was ongoing.Camron's father, Steven Jean-Pierre, told the New York Daily News his son had difficulty breathing after entering his grandmother's house, where fish was being cooked. "We knew he had an allergy … but usually, he don't get nothing that severe like that," Jean-Pierre told the newspaper."He don't eat fish," the father said. "We don't put it around him. It just so happens they was cooking it when we came in."Jean-Pierre also said Camron had a history of "little panic attacks." On Tuesday, Camron tried to use the nebulizer he has for his asthma, but he … [Read more...] about Boy with fish allergy dies after smelling fish cooking at New Year’s Day gathering
A BOY who died from an apparent allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked used his final words to tell his dad he loved him, his heartbroken dad said. Camron Jean-Pierre, 11, faded in and out of consciousness after smelling the fish cooking in the family kitchen. He gasped "Daddy, I love you" as he struggled to breathe. "He gave me two kisses," recalled his dad Steven Jean-Pierre. Father and son travelled from New Jersey to spend New Year’s Day with Camron’s grandma in Brooklyn, but walked into her home at the worst possible moment — right as she was preparing a cod dinner. "It just so happens they was cooking it when we came in," said Steven. "Usually he don’t get nothing that severe." But the fumes quickly overwhelmed the pre-teen, and he passed out. Camron, who had a known allergy to fish, was given his portable nebuliser, a machine that turns liquid medicine into a mist to help relieve respiratory problems, but he couldn’t catch a … [Read more...] about Heartbreaking last words of boy, 11, who died after smelling fish cooking triggered allergic reaction
When Keith Nicholson, of Beaufort Road, Strood, read our earlier story of the Medway bawley Thistle, he got in touch wondering about a similar vessel, Iverna.That was the boat on which his uncles Morriss and John Hill fished the river for shrimps, soles and other species.Iverna is now high and dry at the Historic Dockyard, among the lifeboat collection, together with the brothers’ doble – a smaller traditional Medway boat – possibly called May.“I used to go down with my dad on a Saturday to do a bit of fishing with my uncles,” he said.“We would drift down with the engine just ticking over off the Dockyard to catch shrimps, and then cross over to Cookham to fish, before returning.”Iverna, he said, was bought from another fishing family the Letleys. By the time his uncles worked her, fishing was just a pastime.They earned their money working in the Dockyard or on the tugs.It turned out that Keith’s mother, Phyllis, originally a Hill, had … [Read more...] about Fishing for a little history.