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118mph police driving school head banned

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2008 15:08

The former head of a police driving school has been banned from driving after being caught driving at 118mph on the M8 motorway. Click here to read of Merydydd Hughes' speeding case Paul Gee, now retired from Durham Constabulary, claimed he was carrying out a risk assessment for the force’s driving school on November 3 2006 when he was caught ...

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Ducati hit by Italian lorry driver strike

MCN News Desk, 12 December 2007 09:34

Strikes in Italy have forced the Ducati factory to close today, Wednesday December 12, 2007, from 8.30am-12.30pm. The strike has been taken by Italian lorry drivers over higher fuel prices and has now reached its third day. Car firm Fiat was forced to send 22,000 workers home yesterday, and may temporarily send the entire workforce of 50,000 home if the ...

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Steve Hislop Inquiry Delayed

MCN News Desk, 11 December 2007 09:30

The fatal accident inquiry into the death of BSB legend Steve Hislop has been postponed to allow more evidence to be gathered. Originally, the inquiry was scheduled to take place today in Jedburgh Sheriffs Court. Hislop died when is helicopter crashed into a hillside in 2003. The air accident report said the main rotor had severed the helicopter's tail boom ...

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Police crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

MCN News Desk, 11 December 2007 09:00

Police forces nationwide launched a clampdown last week on motorists driving under the influence of drink or drugs over the Christmas period. The Government and police forces are making a joint effort to minimise the traditional rise in alcohol and drug related accidents over the festive periods. Young men are the main target of the Think! campaign, but the Department for ...

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Thousands turn out for Knievel funeral

MCN News Desk, 11 December 2007 08:00

Thousands of fans and friends turned out yesterday for the funeral of daredevil Evel Knievel. The Butte Civic Arena was filled as people braved snowstorms to pay tribute. During the ceremony, boxer Joe Frazier and actor Matthew McConaughey were among those to pay their resects to Knievel. The daredevil lay in state for several hours before the ceremony started, with ...

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Evel Knievel rollercoaster set to open in 2008

MCN News Desk, 08 December 2007 10:30

Evel Knievel fans will get the chance to feel the Knievel-like rush on a new £3.5 million Evel Knievel rollercoaster next year. Eight Flags theme park in St Louis expect the wooden rollercoaster to be finished by next summer. The ride will reach top speeds of up to 50mph with 80-foot, 90-degree turns, 67 degree banked corners, a peak height ...

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HATOs could get powers to seize your motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 07 December 2007 12:31

Highways Agency Traffic Officers introduced to assist police could get the powers to seize your motorcycle under new proposals. Officers will be given the same powers as police officers to remove broken down or abandoned vehicles from the roadside to a secure compound, and the Secretary of State will have the power to store the vehicles removed by HATOs and recover costs ...

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Evel Knievel's tombstone is prepared

MCN News Desk, 05 December 2007 11:45

This image shows the tombstone of motorcycle legend Evel Knievel being completed by Bernie Brophy in Montana. The headstone will include Knievel's date of death and the words, "Believe in Jesus Christ." The final tribute to Knievel on Sunday include fireworks and a funeral officiated by televangelist Robert Schuller.  

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KTM truck stolen from NEC show

MCN News Desk, 21 November 2007 11:30

KTM has just confirmed that a KTM-branded truck was stolen from outside the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC show last night (Tuesday, November 20, 2007). The 7.5 tonne truck is carrying KTM’s brochures and press kits for the show, as well as clothing, accessories and KTM Powerparts.  The truck is fully branded in black/orange KTM colours. The MAN 3500's registration ...

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Gibney family issue official statement after IPCC clear Brunstrom

MCN News Desk, 09 November 2007 10:47

The family of Mark Gibney have issued a statement following the Independent Police Complaints Comission verdict which has cleared North Wales Cheif Constable Richard Brunstrom of any wrongdoing in displaying images of the late Mark Gibney without the consent of the family. The statement in full is reproduced here: “By his actions, Richard Brunstrom caused the Gibney family profound, unnecessary and lasting ...

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