NEWS DIGEST 14.08.2021: Family remembers son killed in Cambs. speeding tragedy, other stories

Good morning. Today’s news comes from Facebook. An Ely motorist avoided jail despite admitting he killed his teenage cousin – described by his parents as “caring and selfless” – by dangerous driving. A court heard that he ignored signs about … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 14.08.2021: Family remembers son killed in Cambs. speeding tragedy, other stories

NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2021: More support for UK adult social care, other stories

Good morning. A rainy Sunday here in Ilford brings you the latest events in current affairs from Facebook. Minister for Care Helen Whately said: We are keeping up our support for social care through the pandemic’. Infection Control Funding is used by care homes and home care providers to keep their staff and residents safe. The adult social care provider sector has worked extremely hard to continue to protect the people it supports and cares for through extensive infection control and testing procedures. Throughout the pandemic the government has sought to protect everyone working in the social care sector or … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 27.06.2021: More support for UK adult social care, other stories

ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

Bagatelle – VIJAY SHAH via Defimedia.info A road accident on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius saw a car overturn and end up on its roof today in the town of Bagatelle, famed for its popular shopping mall, the French-language Defimedia.info website reported today. Few details of the accident or its cause were published by the news outlet but a picture shown with their report shows bystanders clustering around the stricken auto, which had completely overturned, its four wheels hovering in the air. It is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities. What appeared to be the front … Continue reading ROAD MISHAP IN MAURITIUS: Car overturned in shopping district

CUBIC CROSS CODE: Iceland’s 3D zebra crossing

Ísafjörður – VIJAY SHAH via Bored Panda The first zebra crossings appeared on the streets of the United Kingdom in 1949, where they were introduced on a trial basis at 1,000 different locations. Originally, they were anything but zebra-like, being kitted out in blue and yellow alternating stripes, before the current standard was adopted a couple of years later.   These days, in much of the world, zebra crossings are an important feature in both road safety and pedestrian locomotion, but have always stuck out as rather mundane. A line of black and white stripes is not much of a … Continue reading CUBIC CROSS CODE: Iceland’s 3D zebra crossing

WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digital The average British commuter will spend around GBP £48,000 (USD $60211) of the course of a lifetime, just on travelling to their workplace, a recent survey of 2,000 commuters in the U.K. has discovered. The figure is not surprising to many observers. Britain has some of the highest transport fares in Europe, with many tickets around ten times their European equivalent. In addition, the average Briton will also spend up to a year of their life on the commute, assuming they work for 47 years of their lifespan. The survey showed that … Continue reading WORKING 9-5: Average British commuter spends £48k on travel in a lifetime

NO LICENCE FOR YOU: Man fails driving test five seconds in

King’s Lynn, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via TANVEER MANN and Metro.co.uk A British man has probably set the world record for quickest time in flunking a driving test after failing it five seconds in, reported the Metro newspaper yesterday. Craig Barraza, aged 33, originally from Portlethen in Aberdeenshire but now living in Norfolk, crashed out of his driving test after pulling out of the centre of the wrong side of the road, according to Metro. The hapless learner told the paper he had a ‘complete mind blank’ once he got behind the wheel and largely forgot everything the driving instructor had … Continue reading NO LICENCE FOR YOU: Man fails driving test five seconds in