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April 16, 2018 4:07 PM There’s a car crash on BBC News whilst they’re covering Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving story

On BBC News they’re covering TV presenter Ant McPartlin’s drink driving story. The star is appearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court. There’s a car crash in the background: In court, McPartlin, 42, was ordered to pay £86,000 after pleading guilty to drink driving – the fine is means tested and based on disposable income. He was banned from driving 5

April 13, 2018 6:15 PM Jeremy Clarkson behind the wheel in first look at Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Jeremy Clarkson drives at high speed in a sports car in the first trailer for the return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The former Top Gear star arrives at the famous TV studio and takes his seat in the stool previously occupied by Chris Tarrant. Over the sound of screeching tyres, he says: “There really is nothing quite like it. It’s exciting, invigorating 8

April 12, 2018 5:54 PM Momentum-backed Labour candidate dismissed 2,500 McDonald's jobs as s***, branded the Royal Family 'scroungers' and claimed Waitrose shoppers were 'scum' in Twitter rants

A Labour candidate fighting for a marginal seat ranted online about 's***' jobs at McDonalds, Waitrose shoppers being 'scum' and 'scroungers in the Royal Family. Jane Aitchison's Twitter tirades were exposed just days after she was selected to fight Pudsey in West Yorkshire. The Momentum-backed candidate apologised tonight for her 'unbecoming' language 1

April 7, 2018 4:00 AM Brave man honoured for saving driver who entered harbour at high speed

A HEROIC man who saved the life of a driver who drove his car into a harbour at high speed will be honoured with a national award for bravery. John Reid, of Seafield Road, Hove, put his own life on the line during the early morning incident on September 4 last year. It was going so fast it carried on travelling another 30 metres after it hit the water 9

April 6, 2018 5:02 AM Woman found hanged after escaping from mental health ward, inquest hears

A WOMAN was found hanged the day after escaping from a mental health ward, an inquest heard. Sharlene Godding, aged 27, ran out of the Birch Ward at Royal Bolton Hospital where she had been sectioned in February 2017 due to poor mental health. She went on the run and, with the help of her half brother, David Walsh, avoided police because she did not want to return 6

April 3, 2018 6:11 PM Apple wants to transform self-driving car interiors into virtual reality ‘entertainment hubs’ that let you play games while you're being driven around

Apple could soon revolutionise how people spend their time on the road by building virtual reality 'entertainment hubs' into self-driving cars. The firm has filed a patent that describes how passengers in autonomous vehicles could pass the time with VR headsets. The headsets would allow passengers to play games, or, if they choose, create a 'relaxing' 7

April 3, 2018 12:34 AM Teen dies, five hurt in head-on NSW smash

An 18-year-old male who was travelling in a car full of teenagers from Narrabri in northwest NSW, has died in a head-on crash. He was one-of-five teens, aged 18 and 19, in a Honda Civic on the Kamilaroi Highway near Boggabri, when a Toyota Camry, driven by a 48 -year-old woman, veered into its lane on Monday evening. The teen who was killed was a back-seat

April 2, 2018 5:02 AM Ex-Labour candidate sparks outrage with claim voting Tory is 'unchristian'

A LABOUR candidate will not run for election after causing outrage by distributing a leaflet claiming it was “unchristian” to vote Tory. It is understood that Vikas Pai, who was set to contest the Heaton and Lostock seat in May’s council election, has also now left the party. Mr Pai’s election fliers, depicting Jesus clearing the temple of money-lenders 5

March 31, 2018 1:09 PM Today in History, 1/4

1204 - Death of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France and England, who led troops in the Second Crusade. 1666 - French forces capture St Kitts, Leeward Island, West Indies, from England. 1852 - Second Burmese War breaks out after British ultimatum to King of Burma. 1875 - The Times of London becomes the first newspaper to print a daily weather chart 10

March 31, 2018 11:18 AM Want to know where to sit on a plane to minimise the effects of turbulence? The best seats on an aircraft revealed by the ultimate expert – a commercial airline pilot

You may be surprised to learn that not everyone on a flight feels the effects of turbulence in the same way. That’s because there are some parts of the aircraft that shake less as it’s buffeted by the wind. And here, commercial airline pilot Jonny Knowlson – aka Jonny the Pilot, as he’s known on social media – reveals where they are. And more besides 7