Do you park on the pavement without a second thought? Your actions could be causing harm to others. One Merseyside man, who uses a wheelchair, has said constant double parking and driveway-blocking often leave him unable to leave his house. The 60-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that, when he can get out and about, he has to mount and dismount the pavement numerous times a day because of 'idiots' who don't care about the less fortunate. He said: "Last week I watched a young mother come close to getting run down whilst pushing her pram off the kerb to get past a car parked right next to the wall, on the pavement. "There was no space for her to get through. "When I have asked people to move their cars or to park more considerately in future I have been hit with a barrage of abuse or worse. I've been threatened, intimidated, and even spat at." The man, who lives alone and is currently fighting the effects of post-operative pneumonia, says he has also had cigarette smoke … [Read more...] about Disabled man shames pavement parkers who make his life a misery
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California dreaming Three car managers bade their diesel-besotted homeland farewell to become startup entrepreneurs in sunny Los Angeles. They're bent on proving that the future belongs not to Tesla or VW, but to the nimble designers of affordable e-cars. Published on June 3, 2018 12:00 pm Bob Marley is wailing from the speakers and Stefan Krause, 55, a former chief financial officer at German corporate behemoths BMW and Deutsche Bank, is proving a dab hand with a paint roller as he helps decorate the new offices of Los Angeles-based startup Evelozcity. In his previous life, in the chrome and glass of corporate Germany, the thought of painting his own boardroom would presumably never have occurred to him. But Mr. Krause, his co-founder Ulrich Kranz, 60, the father of BMW’s i electric vehicle project, and Karl-Thomas Neumann, who was CEO of automaker Opel until last June, seem determined — relieved even — to break with the past. To be sure, these middle-aged … [Read more...] about In LA, German auto execs roll up sleeves to reinvent the car
CANDICE Brown and long-term boyfriend Liam Macaulay got engaged last year. But when are the couple tying the knot, who will be baking the cake, and who's invited to their big day? Here's what we know... When are Candice Brown and Liam Macaulay getting married? The Great British Bake Off winner, 33, and her long-term boyfriend, 31, got engaged in October 2017. They revealed the good news to HELLO! magazine, saying: "I get emotional. Because it's been such an amazing year. I feel very lucky. "I've had such incredible opportunities – GBBO opened so many doors – and to top it off he puts a ring on it.' Explaining how Liam popped the question, Candice said he took them back to the location where they had their first date in Bedfordshire. Candice recalled: "He reached into the glove compartment, got out the ring, got down on one knee and said, 'I love you, you are my world. Will you marry me?' Liam added: "So I proposed in a car park. But it really meant something to us. … [Read more...] about When are Candice Brown and Liam Macaulay getting married, who’s making the wedding cake and who’s invited?
PET-LOVING Brits are risking a hefty fine and invalidating their insurance by driving with animals roaming loose in their cars. Dogs, cats, hamsters and even spiders have all hitched a ride in owners' cars but the unrestrained pets are causing accidents, near misses and emergency stops. Almost two thirds of UK motorists are unaware that driving with an unrestrained pet can be punished with the hefty fine, according to Confused.com. And more than half of pet-owning drivers don't realise letting their pet loose in the car may invalidate their insurance The study found one in 10 drivers has had an accident while travelling in the car with a pet, or know someone who has. While one driver reported their dog jumped out of the window while stationary at traffic lights - and another received a fine for letting their pooch climb to the front. PETS HITCHING A RIDEDogs might be the most common passengers but plenty of other pets have been transported in cars, too. The top 10 shows the percentage … [Read more...] about Not buckling up your pet in the car could land you with a £2,500 fine and invalidate your insurance
Gallery of evidence found by police raid on drug dealer in Navenby Thousands of pounds worth of cocaine were found after police raided a home in Navenby, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Wednesday). Officers searched the property at Manor Farm, Navenby, in November 2016 and found 76g of cocaine with a street value of £2,800 together with 2,000 diazepam tablets inside a tub.As the search continued they discovered a further 278g of cocaine which had a purity of 82 per cent.The drugs were being held by personal trainer Philip Dyer who was using a garage at the premises as a warehouse to store drugs.Philip Plant, prosecuting, said that the cocaine was capable of being bulked up with a cutting agent to make a kilo of the drug available for sale.He told the court: “He was allowing the premises to be used as a warehouse for a significant amount of drugs. He was clearly a very trusted member of the operation.”Two illegal stun guns were also found at the property.Mr Plant … [Read more...] about Over six years in jail for drug dealer who lived the high life with sports cars and stashed thousands of pounds worth of cocaine and pills in his garage at Navenby