Category: Local UK News

Asda and Tesco slash cost of fuel in latest supermarket price war – and it’s good news for Christmas shoppers

Asda is to cut up to three pence per litre off fuel prices as it announced a national price cap today across all 172 UK filling stations
It is unclear whether Morrisons and Sainsbury's intend to adopt a similar price drop
It is unclear whether Morrisons and Sainsbury’s intend to adopt a similar price drop

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Armistice Day 2016: Two minutes’ silence marks day of national remembrance

 

UK to remember the nation's war dead for Armistice Day.
UK to remember the nation’s war dead for Armistice Day.

 

A two-minute silence has been observed across the UK to remember the nation’s war dead for Armistice Day.

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UK truck driver kills mother and three children after crashing while using mobile phone

Warning: Distressing content. A UK trucker killed a mother and her three children after crashing into them while changing music on his phone.

 

UK mother Tracy Houghton was driving her family home from a summer camping trip in Devon earlier this year.

In the car with her were her two sons, Josh and Ethan, and her step-daughter Aimee Goldsmith. Up ahead, a slow-moving articulated lorry caused traffic on the A34 in Berkshire, west of London, to come to a standstill.

1477942305440                 The moment the truck ploughed into the back of the car – while the driver was checking his phone.

Behind them, 30-year-old truck driver Tomasz Kroker was careering towards them at 80kmh. He was changing music on his phone.

1477942305440-1                         The driver was scrolling between music tracks on his phone.

Before he could stop in time, he smashed into the family’s car, killing all four of them instantly.

Kroker has since been handed a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty at Reading Crown Court to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury. Continue reading “UK truck driver kills mother and three children after crashing while using mobile phone”