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Bournemouth nightclub crash: CCTV shows car hitting doorman

CCTV footage captures the moment a man’s car hit a doorman outside a nightclub in Bournemouth. Shailem Dodson, 20, has been cleared of attempted murder and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, after previously pleading guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving and assault by beating. The crash happened outside Halo nightclub in Bournemouth in December 2017. Prosecutors at Winchester Crown Court alleged Dodson, of Gunville Road, Blandford Camp, Dorset, targeted nightclub staff after an altercation earlier that night. The doorman suffered only minor injuries, police said. Dodson, a former soldier, is…

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Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting

Theresa May got stuck in her car after she arrived to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The UK prime minster’s door remained locked while staff worked to open it, eventually managing to let her out. Mrs May is meeting several European leaders and officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal after she postponed a House of Commons vote. The prime minister said she needed “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland border plan to secure backing from MPs. Source link

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UK economy slows as car sales fall

Image copyright Getty Images Growth in the UK’s economy has slowed as car sales fell and the manufacturing sector stalled, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. The economy grew by 0.4% in the three months to October, slower than the 0.6% in the three months to September. “GDP growth slowed going into the autumn after a strong summer, with a softening in services sector growth mainly due to a fall in car sales,” said the ONS’s Rob Kent-Smith. GDP grew by 0.1% in October. Mr Kent Smith, who…

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Colchester boy, 8, steers car to safety after mum has seizure

Image copyright Lauren Smith Image caption Ben Hedger steered his mum Lauren Smith’s car to safety after she had a seizure An eight-year-old boy took control of a car at 60mph and steered it to safety across a busy dual carriageway when his mother blacked out at the wheel. Ben Hedger was on his way home from school with mum Lauren Smith when she had a seizure on the A120 near Colchester, in Essex. The Ford Ka hit the central reservation and realising the danger, Ben put on the hazard…

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Two ex-Major League Baseball players die in car crash in Venezuela

FILE PHOTO: Chicago Cubs’ Luis Valbuena reacts after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 2013 REUTERS/Jim Young CARACAS (Reuters) – Two former Major League Baseball players died on Friday in a car accident in Venezuela, where they had been playing for a local team in the Venezuelan winter league, MLB said in a statement. The players, Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, had been driving with two teammates back to the city of Barquisimeto…

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Supersonic Bloodhound car project axed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Bristol-built vehicle was was tested at Newquay Airport A project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has been axed after it failed to secure a £25m cash injection. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle – built with a Rolls-Royce Eurofighter jet engine bolted to a rocket – is all but built. The Bristol-based team behind it was aiming to beat the existing land speed world record of 763mph (1,228km/h). A test run in Newquay in 2017 saw the vehicle reach speeds of 200mph…

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Two hamsters rescued after being thrown from moving car

A pair of pet hamsters are in the care of the RSPCA after being thrown from the window of a moving vehicle. The incident in Winchester was witnessed by two children who retrieved the animals, still in their cage, but with obvious injuries. The RSPCA is looking after the hamsters, which have been named Winnie and Chester. The animal charity said it has seen an increase in the number of pets being dumped at this time of year. Source link

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Uber plans smaller, more cautious self-driving car launch

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s UBER.UL is plotting the return of its self-driving cars, but the company known for its hard-charging style is taking a much more conservative approach as it tries to recover from a fatal accident that upended its autonomous vehicle program. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is displayed on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo After it receives approval from the state of Pennsylvania, Uber plans to begin driving “a handful” of cars on a mile loop between two company offices in…

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U.S. lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Key U.S. senators are making a last-ditch effort to win approval of a bill to speed the use of self-driving cars without human controls, but face an uphill battle on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis Staff for Republican Senator John Thune and Democratic Senator Gary Peters circulated a draft of a revised bill aimed at breaking a legislative stalemate. The pair have been working for more than a year to try to win approval of…

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U.S. November car sales surprise on upside

(Reuters) – Holiday season deals propped up U.S. auto sales in November, limiting the scale of annual falls at some carmakers and putting overall figures on course to top analysts’ expectations, numbers from several top producers showed on Monday. The front grille (L) and rear tail light (R) of the new Honda Civic is seen on a dealer’s lot in Silver Spring, Maryland U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron No.1 carmaker General Motors (GM.N) posted a roughly 1 percent rise in sales, according to a source familiar with the numbers,…

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