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Safety Group Condemns Rising Deaths from Police Pursuit

A British-based road safety charity Group, BRAKES, has condemned the recently reported increase in deaths and road accident fatality, resulting from police pursuit of suspected erring motorists across the country. Reacting on Tuesday to a report by The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) of latest figures showing fatalities during or following police contact in England and Wales for 2016/17, the ...

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Nigerian Churches, Mosques, Mechanics, Others, Get Quit Notice from Lagos Bridge

The Lagos State Government, on Monday gave 48 hours to people trading, operating  or living under and around Obalende flyover to quit. The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environment, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, gave the order when he visited the area to intimate the people of the government’s plan to demolish illegal structures within the vicinity. Egbeyemi said that the ...

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Superb Campbell Celebrated at Shelsley Walsh

Malcolm and Donald Campbell were honoured at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb during Classic Nostalgia with a fabulous display of cars, including the Napier Bluebird replica. Gina Campbell and Don Wales joined in the Midland Automobile Club’s celebrations as the family’s Speed Records were put on display. Eight cars associated with the family surrounded the middle of the paddock, a ...

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Tracker Recovers Over Half A Million Pounds Worth of Stolen Caravans

…As Latest Figures Show 52% Increase in Number of Thefts With the number of caravans thefts increasing by 52% within a year*, TRACKER, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, is urging owners to ramp up their security this summer. In June alone TRACKER recovered eight stolen caravans worth a total of £75,000. The most recent recovery was a Swift Eccles Sport ...

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2018 Jaguar XJ Benefits from Technology Upgrades 

Jaguar has announced a range of enhancements to its XJ luxury sports sedan. The 2018 model year (2018MY) updates include the introduction of the XJR575 performance flagship model, a host of technology upgrades and the addition of the latest intelligent safety features. The new XJR575 is the most dynamic derivative in the line-up and delivers 423kW and 700Nm of torque ...

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IMF Sees Oil Making Up 4 Percent of Battered Uganda Economy

Uganda’s new-found oil reserves may account for as much as 4 percent of its economy annually in coming years if managed well, the International Monetary Fund’s country chief says. IMF Mission Chief for Uganda Axel Schimmelpfennig writes in a blog post that the country also needs some strategic infrastructure investment and better debt management. Uganda’s economy has taken a hit ...

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215km/hr Speed-maniacs Get Suspended Jail Sentence

…As Road Safety Group Kicks A British judge on Monday handed three men suspended prison sentences after they were filmed speeding at 134mph on a dual carriageway in the West Midlands. At Birmingham Crown Court, Amar Paul, Tejinder Bhuee and Zafar Iqbal were disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined. Their six-month prison sentences have been suspended for two ...

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New Ford Mustang Hits 0-60 mph in Less Than Four Seconds

Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode. The new Mustang is also faster than a $94,000 Porsche 911 Carrera, which Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, attributes to five factors: Improved horsepower and torque output of the redesigned 5.0-liter V8 Maximum acceleration of available Drag ...

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Bridgestone Premises Blaze: Investigation Fingers Veldt Fire

Preliminary information indicates that an external veldt fire was the probable cause of a blaze at Bridgestone’s off-the-road (OTR) retreading premises in Benoni on Sunday 23 July. The Benoni premise refurbishes tyres used by off-highway equipment such as construction machinery. “No injuries have been reported and the fire has been brought under control by the local fire brigade. The damage ...

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