PUBLISHED: 10:58 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 23 August 2019 The A11. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant A disabled woman caught speeding at 104mph on the A11 has escaped a driving ban. Victoria Robertson appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday after being convicted under the Single Justice Procedure on April 30.The 45-year-old was caught driving her Jeep - a mobility car - on Boxing Day last year at Wymondham.She told magistrates she was "remorseful" and "wasn't very well that day I was driving"."It has made me totally aware of my speed," she said.The court also heard Robertson has no previous endorsements on her driving licence.Ms Robertson's father appeared at court to accompany her. You may also want to watch: He told the bench: "My daughter is disabled and has ADHD, and is on quite heavy medication."She relies on her car. She has had one hip replacement and when we went to King's this year a surgeon said to her 'you tell me when the pain gets so bad and I will get … [Read more...] about Disabled woman caught speeding at 104mph on the A11 escapes ban
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The so-called eco-tax and eco-bonus, which applies from today until the end of 2021, are intended to address Italy's air pollution problem with a carrot-and-stick approach that pushes car buyers towards lower-emitting models. So how does it work? Here are the basics. Which cars does it apply to? The scheme applies to brand-new vehicles purchased and registered in Italy between March 1st 2019 to December 31st 2021, including those bought for leasing. It does not affect cars bought secondhand or vehicles already on the road. The eco-tax doesn't apply to compact economy cars, only to larger models. Nor does it apply to vehicles that have space for more than eight passengers. Special-use vehicles, for instance camper vans, ambulances or cars adapted for wheelchair access, are exempt. READ ALSO: Italy's eco-tax is controversial with car makers Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP The eco-bonus applies to mopeds, scooters and motorbikes as well as cars. A car must produce less than 70 … [Read more...] about Italy introduces eco-tax on polluting cars: Here’s how it works
PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 February 2019 Aaron Walawalkar Rusty in his tent in South Woodford. Archant Former builder Rusty has been sleeping rough ever since he was injured at work four years ago. Rusty in his tent in South Woodford.Former builder Rusty has been sleeping rough ever since he was injured at work four years ago. But, with the support of charity Single Homeless Project, he believes he is on the right track to getting back into accommodation. For the past three months he has been staying in a makeshift tarpaulin tent, in a hidden corner of a South Woodford car park, a stone’s throw from the Central line. “It is very degrading being homeless,” he said. “You get frowned upon. People tell you ‘I don’t want to give you money, you will spend it on drugs’.”Rusty hints that he abused drugs in his youth but, now 50 and with two teenage daughters, insists these demons behind him. “Since being on the … [Read more...] about Rough sleeping South Woodford dad: ‘I ended up on the streets after an injury at work four years ago’
WHENEVER a footballer or a city banker drives his posh car out of a side turning and into the path of a family’s people carrier, there’s always an outcry. We are told that he should be arrested, beaten up in the cells, charged with attempted murder then sentenced to five million years in jail. However, when it’s Phil The Greek, the reaction is a bit different. The Queen is likely to be 'annoyed' at Prince Philip after car crash says royal expert Ingrid Seward We ignore the women and the baby in the people carrier and sit back in wide-eyed wonderment that a 97-year-old man can simply walk away after rolling his Land Rover. Normally, only Richard Hammond can do that. And then we take to social media to say he must be made from granite and that he’ll never die. And that the entire nation should sink to its knees and thank God that he was spared. Yes, well, while I’m very glad that no one was seriously hurt, I’m afraid my reaction was: “What the … [Read more...] about It’s madness that Prince Philip, 97, is driving and families should make sure ‘motorists over 70 are still capable’
UK driving licences may no longer be valid in the EU after a no-deal Brexit. Here is what may happen should Britain crash out of the union without making arrangements. Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit? After a no-deal Brexit UK drivers may have to get an international driving permit if they want to drive in some European countries. On January 14 the Government quietly announced released new guidance today warning Brits their current driving licences will be useless on the continent in a No Deal scenario. The department said: "If you are a UK licence holder living in the EU you should exchange your UK driving licence for a local EU driving licence before 29 March 2019. "From that date, in the event that there is no EU exit deal, you may have to pass a driving test in the EU country you live in to be able to carry on driving there. "You should consider exchanging your UK driving licence for an EU driving licence as soon as possible. There are around … [Read more...] about Will UK driving licences be valid in Europe after Brexit and what’s an International Driving Permit?