HEARTBREAKING tributes have been paid to a teacher who died in the horror motorway crash between a school minibus and a lorry. Lorraine Maclellan was killed when the minibus she was travelling in with four other teachers and three young people was in collision with an articulated lorry. She was one of two support teachers who died in the wreckage of the minibus as they returned to Prior's Court, a residential school for children and young people with severe autism. Other teachers from the facility were flown to hospitals suffering from life threatening injuries. Three young people in the minibus who were on there way back from a regular work placement, suffered less severe injuries. All six lanes of the M4 motorway were closed following the tragic smash. The crash kept the eastbound section of the M4 motorway between junctions 14, Hungerford, Berks., and junction 13, Chieveley, Berks., closed for nine hours as the wreckage of the vehicles was removed. Today Ms Maclellan's daughter Emma … [Read more...] about M4 crash – First pic of teacher killed in horror crash between autism school minibus and lorry as daughter pays heartbreaking tribute
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Flood Watch - Hurricane Michael Threatens Florida On Saturday I gave a talk about weather and climate trends at Church of the Cross Lutheran Church in Nisswa. Afterwards a woman told me that they recently moved back to Minnesota from Ft. Myers, Florida. "After the third direct strike from a hurricane, we decided it was time to come home" she said. I can't even imagine. I like the weather, but not even I want to watch The Weather Channel that much. Hurricane Michael is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 storm Wednesday, with sustained winds up to 120 mph. Destin and Panama City may see major impacts from surf, wind and floods. Michael puts our Flash Flood Watch into perspective; latest guidance suggests about 2 inches of rain by Wednesday morning; most of that falling later today and tonight. Snow lovers may perk up: ECMWF guidance hints at a potentially plowable, 3-8 inch snowfall over the northern third of Minnesota Wednesday night. Bring it. Driveway stakes are … [Read more...] about Mixed weather bag ahead: Flood watch; plowable snow Up North by Thursday
Updated The A140 has re-opened. Picture: Jason Selvarajah Archant The A140 has re-opened after a tree partially blocked the road. The northbound side of the carriageway was closed while police dealt with the situation at Swainsthorpe.On Twitter Insp Jason Selvarajah said: “A140 #Swainsthorpe now open. Obstruction freed and removed. PC Bartlett has promised not to tell anyone that I fell over whilst trying to move the tree due to a branch breaking off - new trousers required @SouthNorfPolice #CarriagewayClearance.”Last night heavy rain and thunder swept the region after the heatwave which had impacted Norfolk for several weeks came to an end.Insp Lou Provart, duty control inspector for the Norfolk Police said: “It was one of our busiest days we have had this year in terms of call volume.” … [Read more...] about Fallen tree removed from A140
PUBLISHED: 19:12 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 19:12 24 July 2018 Kye Mclean and Zac Smith. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE Archant Two teenage friends travelling together in a car were tragically killed after hitting a patch of standing water and colliding with a tree, an inquest has heard. Flowers left at the scene of the fatal accident on the B1115, near Chilton Airfield. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNZac Smith and Kye McLean, both 18, died following the single-vehicle crash on the B1115 Great Waldingfield Road, near Chilton Airfield, on August 9 last year. The pair were travelling in a silver Vauxhall Corsa and driver Zac, of North Rise, Great Cornard, and passenger Kye, of Rockhall Road, Polstead, were both pronounced dead at the scene.Suffolk Coroners’ Court heard today that heavy rain throughout the day of the accident had caused a build-up of standing water on the road and it was raining at the time of the incident.As the Corsa went to overtake a Land Rover Discovery on the road going … [Read more...] about Teenagers killed in tragic crash hit standing water on road
MORE than 60,000 people are expected to protest against Donald Trump in London tomorrow. But when is the Stop Trump Coalition protest in London, what is the route and why are they protesting? When is the Stop Trump Coalition protest in London? The Stop Trump Coalition protest will take place in London on Friday 13 July - the day after the US President arrives in the UK. Demonstrators are set to gather at Portland Place in Marylebone outside the BBC building at 2pm. The march will then go down Regent Street towards Trafalgar Square where a rally will take place from 5pm to 7pm. Actions will also be happening across the country as part of what the coalition calls "the Carnival of Resistance". Protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby. Why are people protesting against Donald Trump? President Trump is visiting Britain on a four-day "working visit" as he meets Theresa May, The Queen, and plays a round at his Turnberry golf resort … [Read more...] about When is the Stop Trump Coalition protest in London, what is the route and why are they protesting against Donald Trump?