Articles written by: Tim Evans

Driver jailed for hit-and-run death in Liverpool

Driver jailed for hit-and-run death in Liverpool

A driver who killed a man on a stag party as he crossed the road and then fled has been jailed for eight years. Thomas Joseph Bimson, 23, from Eccleston, was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving for knocking down Matthew Bradley, 24, in Liverpool. It happened at 23:40 […]

Serial drink-driver avoids jail ‘for being a woman‘

Serial drink-driver avoids jail ‘for being a woman‘

A judge gave a serial drink-driver a chance to avoid jail because she is a woman. Victoria Parry, 30, hit three other cars after downing a bottle of wine. Judge Sarah Buckingham said Parry, an alcoholic who had escaped an abusive relationship, would have gone “straight down the stairs” to […]

Counter-terror police arrest four men at Luton Airport

Counter-terror police arrest four men at Luton Airport

Counter-terror police have arrested four men on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation hours after they flew into the country. The four Sri Lankan nationals arrived at Luton Airport on 10 April and were arrested by police the next day. The Metropolitan Police said the men were stopped […]

Train named after Cornish 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla

Train named after Cornish 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla

A man who saved thousands of lives during the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks in New York is having a new train named after him in England. Rick Rescorla from Cornwall was head of security for Morgan Stanley, a bank based in the south tower. He evacuated more than 2,500 […]

Steven Fairbairn: Memorial ‘celebrates life‘ of Texas rally death man

Steven Fairbairn: Memorial ‘celebrates life‘ of Texas rally death man

A memorial service will be held later to mark the life of a British man who died when he crashed in an off-road rally in Texas. Steven Fairbairn, 25, from Newcastle, died in hospital after his 4×4 vehicle crashed at the Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break event on 16 March. […]

Tulip firm stockpiles bulbs over Brexit fears

Tulip firm stockpiles bulbs over Brexit fears

The UK‘s biggest outdoor commercial tulip grower has said it has been stockpiling bulbs as uncertainty over Brexit continues. Belmont Nurseries, near King‘s Lynn, said the future of the UK‘s relationship with the European Union (EU) was a cause of major concern. “We‘re very much UK based, but we do […]

Man critical after Stretford hotel attack

Man critical after Stretford hotel attack

A man is critically ill after he was attacked in a hotel. Officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to a disturbance at the Melville Hotel in Stretford at 20:30 BST on Friday. Three men, aged 30, 39 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody. […]

Boy dies in dog attack at Cornwall holiday park

Boy dies in dog attack at Cornwall holiday park

A 10-year-old boy died when he was attacked by a “bulldog-type breed” dog at a holiday park, police said. Police were called to a caravan at Tencreek Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall, just before 05:00 BST to reports the boy was “unresponsive” after the attack. The child died at the […]

Beresheet spacecraft: ‘Technical glitch‘ led to Moon crash

Beresheet spacecraft: ‘Technical glitch‘ led to Moon crash

Preliminary data from the Beresheet spacecraft suggests a technical glitch in one of its components caused the lander to crash on the Moon. The malfunction triggered a chain of events that eventually caused its main engine to switch off. Despite a restart, this meant that the spacecraft was unable to […]

Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

Can you spot ocean plastic from space?

Scientists are working on a technique to track plastic debris in the ocean from space. It‘s extremely challenging, especially since the individual pieces of litter are smaller than the minimum-sized objects that satellites can resolve. But the approach works by looking for plastic‘s reflected light signature in the water. And […]