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Friday Funny: Great Escape tribute

James Keen, 23 January 2009 15:12

An advert for Anchor butter shows a cow making a Steve McQueen style bid for freedom with a daredevil motorcycle jump. The tribute to one of the most famous bike scenes of all time from 'The Great Escape' differs from the original in a big way though - this time around he makes it and wheelies off into the sunset!

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Anti-speed camera activist blows hands off

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 11:35

France’s answer to Captain Gatso has been rushed to hospital, after blowing off both his hands with a home-made bomb. The postal worker, who has links to a French group that blows up speed cameras, is reportedly in a critical condition after the accident.

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Traffic police learn ballet

Steve Farrell, 04 March 2008 11:03

Bikers are to get traffic directions from cops using ballet moves. Police in the Romanian city of Timisoara are learning ballet in the hope the moves will help calm stressed out motorists stuck in traffic. Dorel Cojan, head of community police, said: “The aim is to develop an ability to regulate traffic and achieve elegance in their movements, which will ...

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Britain's oldest bikers

Andy Downes, 16 August 2007 12:30

Ten of Britain’s oldest bikers have been recruited by insurance company Bennetts to share some of their experience that totals 689 years and covered more than half-a-million miles between them. Bennetts conducted a nationwide search to find Britain’s oldest bikers to act as ‘special advisors’ to the firm. The four eldest found were ex-bike dealer Cyril McCaw Hopwood, 93, Sid ...

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Fireman biker head-butts 60-year-old

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:04

A fireman from Chichester has been sentenced for head-butting a 60-year-old man while still wearing his motorcycle helmet in a road rage incident. Darren Hurford, 40, was sentenced to an 18-month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £175 in costs at Worthing Magistrates Court last week. The car driver, Michael Talbot, had collided with Hurford’s ...

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Mini-crosser copper crash

Rob Hull, 20 April 2007 07:00

This short clip of a female police officer careering into a filing cabinet only hit YouTube a month ago and has already had over 37,000 hits. The video, claimed to be of a Belgian police force by the individual who posted the clip, shows the woman revving the mini-crosser in the office before taking off towards the cabinet and flipping ...

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Cops on minibikes

Andy Downes, 11 April 2007 12:19

The combination of police and minibikes usually revolves around teenagers being served with ASBOs – but this is Durham police’s own fleet of fully-liveried minimotos! The force has created the BikeWise Minibike Club to try and cut down on the number of minimotos being ridden illegally on the road or on public land. Sgt Bob Brown said: “We’ve had so much ...

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Red sheep entertain drivers

Rob Hull, 07 April 2007 05:30

A farmer has decided to “brighten things up” for motorists on the M8 in West Lothian by painting his flock of sheep red. The sheep, which graze in a field next to the road, have caused a stir with passers-by according to farmer Andrew Jack. ”The dyes are obviously animal friendly and we are now considering replacing them with pink sheep ...

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Burning sensation for Brough owner

Rob Hull, 06 April 2007 09:00

£32,000 for a bike is a lot – you’re looking at Desmosidici RR and Honda NR750’s for that sort of money. But a telephone bidder at the end of March decided he wanted to spend his £32K on the charred remains of a 1920’s Brough Superior SS80. The Ledbury salesroom were gob smacked when the telephone bid came through for ...

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