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Nick Knowles Slapped With Driving Ban After Admitting Two Offences

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has been banned from driving for six months after being caught speeding and using his phone at the wheel. 

The TV presenter appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Wednesday for sentencing. 

A judge also fined Knowles almost £1,500 after he previously pleaded guilty to the two driving offences. 

He was caught driving at 85mph in a 70mph zone while driving his Range Rover on the A417 Brockworth Bypass on January 28.

Knowles also told magistrates that he been using his mobile phone, despite having a hands-free kit, due to a “dodgy power lead”.

He received six points on his licence for the offence, which resulted in a driving ban as he...

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IAAF bids to overturn Swiss court ruling on Semenya

Athletics world governing body the IAAF will bid to quickly overturn the court order which means Caster Semenya can temporarily continue to compete in the 800 metres without taking hormone-suppressing drugs.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) has ordered the IAAF to suspend the implementation of its controversial eligibility regulations for the South African while her appeal against them is pending.

The double Olympic 800m champion had appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling which approved the introduction by the IAAF of a new testosterone limit for female athletes who want to compete internationally between 400m and a mile.

The IAAF said the order applied only to Semenya and did not cover any other athletes with so-called Disorders of sex development (DSD).

It said in a statement on Tuesday: "The IAAF will...

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Fine Gael To Review Issues Around Maria Bailey’s Dropped Personal Injury Claim

Fine Gael will carry out a review of issues around Maria Bailey's personal-injury claim, which the TD has now dropped.

Maria Bailey discussed the matter with the Taoiseach yesterday afternoon and the party confirmed last night that a full review will now take place.

Fine Gael's review into the circumstances of Maria Bailey's now cancelled injury claim will be undertaken by senior counsel, David Kennedy.

The party expects the review to be complete before the end of next week.

Source: KFM Radio

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Boris Johnson to face court over claims he made

Tory leader contender Boris Johnson will be summonsed to court to face accusations of misconduct in public office over claims he was lying when he said the UK gave the EU £350 million a week.

The former foreign minister faces a private prosecution by campaigner Marcus Ball.

Lawyers representing Mr Ball lodged an application to summons Mr Johnson to court, claiming he had deliberately misled the public during the Brexit referendum campaign in 2016 and then repeated the statement during the 2017 general election.

In a written decision, District Judge Margot Coleman said Mr Johnson will be summonsed to court.

She wrote: "The allegations which have been made are unproven accusations and I do not make...

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How can airports prevent personal injury lawsuits?

Who is held liable for personal injuries at an airport?

When an accident occurs in an airport terminal, e.g., when a passenger is going from one gate to another, near the food court, in waiting areas, at the passenger pickup zone, or other public spaces, and the accident is caused by negligence on the part of the airport management or employees, the airport is often held responsible.

In some cases, both the airport and the airline could be liable – for instance, when an accident occurs in the airport’s public area but involves an airline employee.

As an airport manager, it’s crucial to understand the delineation of liability (e.g., airport vs. airline) so the right resources can be...

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David Beckham has been given a six-month driving ban

The former England captain previously pleaded guilty to using the device while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November last year.

A court heard he was photographed by a member of the public holding a phone as he drove in "slowly moving" traffic.

Beckham, 44, received six points on his licence to add to the six he already had for previous speeding matters.

He was also fined £750, ordered to pay £100 in prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.

District Judge Catherine Moore said she acknowledged the slow pace of the traffic but told him there was "no excuse" under the law.

Bromley Magistrates' Court heard Beckham was seen "operating a handheld device at knee level" while driving along Great Portland Street in the West End.

Prosecutor Matthew Spratt said:...

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Miriam O’Callaghan suing over fake Facebook ads

The intended defendants have been identified following a court order by Facebook, which, along with Instagram, was used to host pages with advertisements containing allegedly defamatory statements about her in order to sell skincare products.

The advertisements used attention-grabbing false headlines such as “Miriam sacked from RTÉ” which results in the ads appearing in Facebook users’ “news feeds”, it is claimed.

When the user clicks on the ads, he or she is directed to pages on which the user is encouraged to buy skincare products falsely stated to be endorsed or owned by Ms O’Callaghan, it is claimed.

Ms O’Callaghan has nothing to do with the skincare range and is distressed at being associated with what she says is a...

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Fundraising campaign has started for #Tallaght local

Originally from Templeogue and now living in Tallaght, Hughie Smith (34) was involved in a serious accident while competing in a sidecar racing event in Mondello on April 6.

A self-employed tree surgeon, Hughie now faces another three months in Tallaght University Hospital before being transferred to a rehabilitation unit.

“Hughie is in good spirits but he knows he has a big challenge ahead of him”, Stewart told The Echo.

“Hughie has always been a super fit guy and always up-and-going, and he is going to do everything he can to make his life as normal as possible.”

Stewart also told The Echo that Hughie and his wife are due their third baby in the coming...

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Teacher who suffered severe head injury all set for 1000 mile cycle

A former school teacher who suffered a life changing head injury two years ago is set to embark on a 1000 mile cycle.

Nathaniel Spring was diagnosed with concussion and later developed post-concussion syndrome after falling while he was on a school trip to Dirleton Castle in 2017.

As a result he has been unable to return to teaching, and experiences memory loss, sensitivity to light and noise and severe fatigue.

However he is now all set to embark on a 1000 mile cycle around Scotland in a bid to raise awareness of debilitating head injuries.

The 50-year-old, who is from North Berwick, has set himself a challenge of cycling for 40 consecutive days – starting in his home...

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€3,500 payment to customer mistaken for a drunk

A licensed premises has agreed to pay compensation of €3,500 to a customer with a brain tumour after he was mistaken for a drunk when asked to leave the premises.

The man was in the pub celebrating the end of rehabilitative treatment for his brain injury. His condition causes a limp, and this was interpreted by staff as signs of being drunk. Despite explaining his disability directly to staff, the man was asked to leave the premises, which he said “caused him significant distress and embarrassment”.

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) provided direct legal representation to the man in his application to the district court for redress under the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003. The matter was settled without court...

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