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VE Day 2020

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The Chelmsford City VE Day 75 willow tanks make a striking display and remind us of the sacrifice of the Armed Forces and population of the United Kingdom during World War 2. Unlike today, the Army, Navy and Air Force at the end of the War were...

Chelmsford Tank Display for VE Day 2020

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The trouble with lockdown is that those of us whose roles do not require us to travel in to the centre of Chelmsford are missing a most amazing sight. On the roundabout by the multi-storey car park by Parkway a unique celebration of VE Day 75 is...

Preparing and Creating Chelmsford's 2020 VE Day Tank Display

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Chelmsford City Council's Parks & Green Spaces Manager, Paul Van Damme has been in touch to tell us more about The Multi-Story Roundabout - VE Day 75 display. The tank display is part of the normal bedding displays and consists of two tanks made out...

Christmas Drink Driving: What You Need To Know

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Enjoying a drink of Bailey's with family and friends is a tradition this time of year, but it's easy to get carried away with an extra drink or two, and then drive home. Our criminal defence solicitors will remain on call throughout the Christmas...

ERS Silver Award Goes To.... Gepps!

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Gepp Solicitors Senior Partner Roger Brice and CEO Mike Cubbin we on parade last night in Cambridge to receive the much converted Ministry of Defence Silver Award for our firms support to the armed forces. As previously posted, Gepp...

Speeding again, Mr Partridge?

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After being caught speeding (not for the first time) TV star Steve Coogan escaped a lengthy driving ban after arguing that his new series featuring his Alan Partridge character could not be filmed on public transport. Having been caught...

Hands-Free Ban?

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Reported by the BBC this morning... Are hands-free devices going to be banned? Using a handheld phone while driving has been banned since 2003, but the Commons Transport Committee have said that using a hands-free device creates the "...

Investigations Into Armed Forces Personnel

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This month, MPs proposed changes to how veterans and armed forces personnel are investigated. The main proposal is for a 10-year “ qualified statute of limitations ” to be introduced. This will protect veterans and serving armed forces...

The Most Expensive Burger You Might Ever Have

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Fancy a burger? We have all, at some point, bought food from a drive-thru. We think nothing of grabbing a cup of coffee whilst in our car but it is worth noting that motorists who use the drive-thru to get their burger, fries and shake might be...

It's Not Just Your Car That Needs Fluids...

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Pop a bottle of water in the side door... Now the weather seems to be hotting up, most drivers take steps to check their cars oil level, coolant and windscreen wash before setting off on a long journey. But what about the driver? Being...

Even Celebrities Face The Law...

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Just last week, David Beckham was banned from driving for six months. The football star is no stranger to penalty points, having already amassed 6 due to speeding offences previously. On Thursday, District Judge Catherine Moore handed him another six...

How Tolerant Are Speed Cameras?

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How far over the limit before you get a fine? Speed cameras are usually obvious - but a lot of us still miss them at times, or they end up hidden behind a tree branch or bush. If you go over the speed limit without realising, how far over it can you really...

The UK's 'most bashed bridge' is hit for 120th time

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Last week, a HGV crashed into the Stuntney Road railway bridge in Ely, Cambridgeshire. The incident was widely discussed on social media, with one main question in mind: Why does it keep happening? The bridge is, famously, just 2.7...

Can you read a number plate from 20m (65ft)?

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In a report published by the BBC three police forces in England (Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands) are planning to test every motorist they stop in a bid to clamp down on drivers with defective eyesight. Officers can request an urgent revocation...

TV star Ant McPartlin sentenced for drink driving

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TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been sentenced yesterday in relation to an allegation of drink driving for which he pleaded guilty to at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. District Judge Barbra Barnes carefully considered the Television star's sentence and...

Corrosive Liquid Crimes on the rise

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Reports in the media have stated that there is an ongoing investigation into an incident that occurred behind The Three Jays Public House, Clacton On Sea, Essex at approximately 7pm on 26th March 2018. The victim alleged that he suffered injuries to his leg...

Dairy farm ordered to pay £19,000 after bull attacked worker

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In a recent article published by Farmers Weekl y they reported that a young farm worker had been seriously injured having been struck by a dairy bull. The 28 year old entered an enclosure housing cows and a mature dairy bull to carrying out...

Hundreds of new drivers given automatic driving bans

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In a report published by the BBC, hundreds of new drivers have been given automatic driving bans for using their mobile phones whilst at the wheel of their car. The punishment for this offence was doubled in March of this year from three to six points -...

£143,000 goes up in smoke!

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The BBC have reported that a McLaren supercar with a new value of around £143,000 was reduced to a twisted, burned-out wreck after it struck a building and burst into flames. Thankfully both the driver and passenger of the 570S escaped with...

Stricter punishments for speeding offences come into force

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Stricter punishments have become available to magistrates in England and Wales under the sentencing guidelines for drivers caught speeding.