Today’s UK News

Prince Philip involved in car crash which left two women injured

The Duke of Edinburgh is recovering after being left shocked and shaken from the car crash but has walked away unhurt.

Price Philip is 97-years-old and was driving his Land Rover Freelander when he collided with another car when he pulled out of a driveway near the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The woman driving the other vehicle, a Kia, and her female passenger needed hospital treatment, while a witness said there was also a baby in the car.

Witness Roy Warne, 75, told the Sun he overheard the Duke tell police he had been “dazzled by the sun”. He said the Land Rover “came across the A149 like a somersault. It was turning on its side over and over.”

The police did not confirm if there was a baby in the car.

Coincidentally, the Norfolk County Council was set to discuss the speed limit on the road today, it is likely to be reduced from 60mph to 50mph.

21-year-old amateur boxer killed in a shooting at a pub

Tom Bell was shot dead in the Maple Tree pub in Doncaster.

The talented boxer was victim to an alleged drive-by shooting, but the full details of the incident have not yet been released by the South Yorkshire police.

Bell, 21, was rushed to a local hospital last night after the attack, but has since died.

No-one else was hurt in the attack and no arrests have been made.

Doncaster Plant Works Amateur Boxing Club, where Mr Bell trained, said in a statement: “We are absolutely devastated to announce the passing of a great warrior who has spent a huge amount of time over the years boxing with our club.

“We are shocked beyond words to hear this sad news and would like to offer our sincere condolences to Tom’s family and closest friends.”

Police plan to dig for missing girl in 43 year old cold case

Detectives plan to excavate land in West Dunbartonshire in the search for a teenager who vanished almost 43 years ago. Mary Duncan disappeared from her home in Third Avenue, Bonhill, on 19 March 1976 when she was 17. Despite an extensive investigation, no trace of the young mother was ever found.

Mary had told her family that she was going to meet a friend, but never returned. She had given birth to a baby girl, named Laura, at the age of 15 on 17th February 1975. She did not take her baby with her when she disappeared, however the baby died of natural causes in 1976.

The police have plans to begin digging just before what would have been Mary’s 60th birthday, after appeals by Mary’s sisters.

Kirkcaldy Shopping centre bids to start at £1

The Postings shopping centre is to be auctioned off with a reserve of just £1 after it failed to attract enough tenants.

14 of the shopping centre’s 21 lots are vacant and is being sold by its owners, a pension fund company, Columbia Threadneedle next month.

This is another in a long line of retail closures in the Kirkcaldy area as shopping increasingly moves to online.

The Postings opened in 1981 and cost £4.25m to build. But the cost of the annual upkeep of the site is now thought to be higher than the £152,000 it generates from rent, prompting Columbia’s decision to sell.

Man dies after five-vehicle crash in Moray

The collision took place place on the A96, near Forres Enterprise Park in Moray at around 5pm on Thursday. Police said a 61-year-old man was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he died. Three males were taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin for treatment, however their ages are unknown.

 

 

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