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Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown caught reading The Sun while driving

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Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has been prosecuted for reading a copy of The Sun newspaper whilst driving. The 69-year old controversial stand-up comic, born Royston Vasey, was caught in the act by a North Yorkshire Police mobile safety camera as he drove his white Lexus along the A19 south-bound near Crathorne on 15 May. Chubby did not appear at Northallerton Magistrates on 20 August as he was fined £30 and received four points on his licence. He was also ordered to pay costs of £40 and a victim...

Author: John Simpson, Aug 21 2014
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Mystery man splashes cash on personalised registration

How much would you pay for a personalised registration plate? According to report, a Norwich-based businessman has forked out an incredible £17,000 for the registration 1 HFH – and plans to save it for his five-week old son. The bidder, who wants to remain anonymous, bought the registration durin...

Author: Paul Lucas, Jul 30 2011
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MP scoops road safety award

Safety improvements on a road plagued with casualties have helped Sherwood MP Mark Spencer to a Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month award from charity Brake. The A614 is a single carriageway rural road which has seen two fatal crashes – claiming eight lives – during the last 18 months alone. I...

Author: Paul Lucas, Jul 30 2011
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Car tips: How to use your indicators

IAM Drive & Survive, the driver training specialist, has issued more of its weekly motoring tips, this time focusing on when to use your indicators. It advises that you should always give clear signals when they are required as not signalling when you need to is both annoying and potentially da...

Author: Paul Lucas, Jul 30 2011
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ABD call for heads to roll and we’re all going on a summer holiday

News round-up is back with the highlights of the last week’s fleet news and speed cameras continue to be a hot topic, especially so for out first story from ABD. Other stories this past seven days have had us thinking about the summer holidays, what with the schools having broken up for summer and t...

Author: Lee Sibbald, Jul 30 2011
Category Links: Fleet news, IAM, Association of British Drivers

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