Updated PUBLISHED: 12:54 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:54 26 July 2019 Crews were called to the scene of the fire at around 10.45am Picture: ESSEX POLICE Archant A hero bus driver has been praised for safely evacuating nearly 70 people from his double-decker after it went up in flames on the A12. Flames and smoke poured out of the bus as it stood burning at the side of the A12 Picture: @CCRinthemiddleThe Ipswich Buses service was taking a group of passengers on a day trip to Southend when it caught fire on the southbound carriageway, close to the slip road of junction 18 at Danbury, near Chelmsford, around 10.45am on Friday. ALmost 70 people were evacuated from the bus Picture: @CCRinthemiddleThe driver noticed smoke coming from the bus and pulled over before making sure all his passengers got off the vehicle safely. Four fire crews, from Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Billericay, and Brentwood, attended and managed to extinguish the blaze by 11.30am, but the bus was completely … [Read more...] about Bus driver hailed after double-decker consumed by flames on A12
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A screenshot of the GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the bus. Photo: GoFundMe GoFundMe Questions have been asked over a fundraiser’s failure to deliver a converted double-decker bus to give shelter to the homeless. Eric Hewson, who set up a fund to set up a bus as a homeless shelter. Photo: Ella WilkinsonEric Hewson, from Hellesdon, announced his plans to bring a bus, owned by Reading-based the Ark Project, to Norwich in November last year and said he needed to raise £15,000 to buy the bus and kit it out.Fundraising began in the name of Harvey Lewis Truswell, who died in 2017 and helped the homeless, and with £12,000 given by an anonymous donor it appeared the project was on track.But those involved with the bid, including Mr Truswell’s family, now have concerns over the fundraising and have carried out their own investigations.A meeting was called between the interested parties on Wednesday night, at the Whiffler pub in Hellesdon, with Mr Hewson due to … [Read more...] about Thousands of pounds raised, so what happened to promise of bus for the homeless?
By Rebecca Hennes Published 12:12 pm CDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 PHOTOS: Spring break DWI arrests>>>See mugshots and charges of the accused... PHOTOS: Spring break DWI arrests>>>See mugshots and charges of the accused... Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Image 1 of / 162 Caption Close Image 1 of 162 PHOTOS: Spring break DWI arrests>>>See mugshots and charges of the accused... PHOTOS: Spring break DWI arrests>>>See mugshots and charges of the accused... Photo: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Nearly 130 arrested for DWI over spring break in Montgomery County 1 / 162 Back to Gallery Nearly 130 … [Read more...] about Nearly 130 arrested for DWI over spring break in Montgomery County
A school bus driver was arrested after two kids told their parents he was watching porn on his cell phone, authorities said. Franck Lafortune, 64, of Burlington Township, was allegedly watching the X-rated video while the bus was parked around 8:30 a.m. on Monday, New Jersey State Police said. The students told their parents about the incident, and their parents subsequently told staff at Indian Mills Elementary School in Shamong Township, according to police. Lafortune was arrested after school officials reported him to police. He has been charged with obscenity to minors under the age of 18, police said. Top Tri-State News Photos His attorney information wasn’t immediately available Wednesday. Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC New York … [Read more...] about New Jersey Bus Driver Accused of Watching Porn in Front of Kids: Police
A BUS driver was injured after gunshots were fired outside a Tube station in North London. The man, aged in his 50s, suffered a cut to his forehead from flying glass in the early hours of the morning. Armed officers swooped on Turnpike Lane station in Wood Green at 12.24am. The station in the capital has bus stands where drivers swap shifts and one was found with minor injuries to his forehead from "glass shattering". He was taken to a north London hospital. Officers from the Met Police, who found evidence a firearm was used, remain investigating at the scene. There have been no arrests. A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Police were called on Friday, December 28 at 12.24am to reports of shots fired outside Turnpike Lane Station. "Local officers and armed police attended. "A bus driver, aged in his 50s, had suffered superficial injuries to his forehead from glass shattering. "The London Ambulance Service attended and the bus driver was taken to a north London hospital for treatment … [Read more...] about London bus driver injured after gunman opens fire outside Tube Station