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Shocking motorway footage shows a driver slam on their brakes in front of a police car

by Matthew Calderbank

A police officer in Yorkshire has shared startling footage of a car stopping suddenly in the outside lane of a motorway to allow an emergency vehicle to pass.

PC Martin Willis, of West Yorkshire Police, shared the shocking dash cam video on Twitter after ...

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Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

The Highway Code is the most important book for all new and old drivers, listing the things you can and cannot legally do while driving.

According to new research from GoCompare, around 75 per cent of drivers could not identify some of the driving offences in our quiz.

Have a go ...

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Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued a fresh warning to drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to ...

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Caution: distressing pictures – Police hunt former partner of Sheffield mum left in intensive care after savage beating in her own home

On Saturday, April 12, Britney Salim, 23, was seriously assaulted at her house on Fox Hill Crescent in Sheffield.

Her assailant is believed to have got into her house via the balcony french doors while her nine-month-old daughter Priya was staying with a family friend.

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Quiz: these are the most misunderstood road signs, how many can you identify?

A new study has revealed shocking ignorance of road signs among UK drivers.

After government data revealed that there were more than 170,000 crashes on British roads in 2017, private number plate provider Click4reg.co.uk carried out a survey into motorists’ knowledge to find out if a ...

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Caution: distressing pictures – Police hunt former partner of Sheffield mum left in intensive care after savage beating in her own home

On Saturday, April 12, Britney Salim, 23, was seriously assaulted at her house on Fox Hill Crescent in Sheffield.

Her assailant is believed to have got into her house via the balcony french doors while her nine-month-old daughter Priya was staying with a family friend.

READ ...

2019-04-18 21:50 open_in_new
Cost of petrol and diesel to soar this Easter after hike in oil prices

Motorists are to face an increase in petrol and diesel costs this Easter, following the rising price hike of oil.

Those who are planning a getaway over the Easter break could end up paying as much as 145.9p per litre for petrol at motorway stations – significantly higher than ...

2019-04-18 16:35 open_in_new
Revealed: how far your car will really get once the fuel light comes on

Some motorists seem to thrive playing fuel light bingo, running their car down to its last reserves, while others live in terror of the illuminated warning that they’re running low on fuel.

Now, new research has discovered just how far your car will go once it’s in the red, offering ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
Sheffield twins Olive and Doris have lived through 90 fascinating years – including a war, the Depression and austerity 

Doris Rhodes and Olive Vokins, (nee Wharton), celebrated their milestone birthday surrounded by family – including each of their two daughters, Doris’ five grandchildren and two great grandchildren and Olive’s three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The pair were born ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
Amazing story of Sheffield miner who fought in north Russia 100 years ago against Bolsheviks

His daughter has told his amazing story and wants to see men who served in the conflict given similar recognition to other British troops.

Margaret Howard said that her late father Archibald Goodall, from Intake in Sheffield, was born in 1897. When he left school aged 14, he worked at ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
Do you know these 1950s Sheffield club cyclists?

Phil Howling of Smithywood Crescent, S8 wrote: “Whilst I was reading The Star dated April 13, I was interested in the photograph of the football team from the 1950s.

“I have a similar question, please see the attached photographs, both of which were taken in the early ...

2019-04-18 14:29 open_in_new
These are the 23 Sheffield restaurants which currently have a 1-star food hygiene rating

35 restaurants in and around the city were rated just 1-star for food hygiene. This means that major improvement is needed as at the moment there are a number of breaches to food hygiene and a general lack of training among staff. Here are the 1-star rated restaurants, based on their most recent ...

2019-04-18 13:26 open_in_new
Man in hospital after shooting in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police said the 18-year-old was shot in Oxford Street, Upperthorpe, at 11pm last night.

CRIME: Man due in court over McDonald’s machete attack in Sheffield city centre

He suffered a gunshot wound to his leg but his injuries are not thought to be life ...

2019-04-18 11:20 open_in_new
These are the 23 Sheffield restaurants which currently have a 1-star food hygiene rating

35 restaurants in and around the city were rated just 1-star for food hygiene. This means that major improvement is needed as at the moment there are a number of breaches to food hygiene and a general lack of training among staff. Here are the 1-star rated restaurants, based on their most recent ...

2019-04-18 09:14 open_in_new
Anker Roav Viva review – an Alexa assistant in your car

Anker say that the Roav Viva is a world-first. Although it looks like a fairly standard in-car charger it actually brings the Amazon Alexa assistant into cars for the first time.

The Roav Viva acts as a normal charger, with two high-speed USB sockets that support rapid charging for the ...

2019-04-17 22:44 open_in_new
Honda HR-V Sport review – a surprisingly sprightly SUV

The original HR-V was labelled the Joy Machine by Honda’s marketing bods back in the early 2000s.

It was meant to appeal to young buyers with its “unique” styling and and blend the practical benefits of an SUV with a compact form. It was ahead of its time in many ways but was ...

2019-04-17 22:44 open_in_new
Quiz: Are you a car expert? This tricky test will ‘wheely’ challenge your knowledge

Anyone who calls themselves a petrolhead will feel pretty confident about identifying various makes and models from the smallest clues.

Whether it’s a badge, headlight or interior, there are usually enough pointers to name a motor.

But this new quiz could make even the most ...

2019-04-17 19:35 open_in_new
UPDATE: Man stabbed after two car collision in Sheffield suburb

Police say the incident happened at around 7.30pm this evening on Burncross Road in Chapeltown.

The cars collided with each other at the roundabout near Tesco Express in the town before an altercation took place during which a man was stabbed.

VIDEO: Major police incident in ...

2019-04-17 15:23 open_in_new
Man caught on video ‘watching TV’ as he drives along motorway

A car passenger has spoken of her astonishment at seeing a driver travelling on a UK motorway with video playing on his phone.

Emma Bazeley, 44, from Northhampton, was being driven northbound on the M1 by her partner when a car swerved across its lane towards them.

Her partner ...

2019-04-17 14:20 open_in_new
This young boxer’s efforts could help save lives in his Sheffield gym

Although a defibrillator is  unlikely to have been able to help in the case of 14-year old Scott Marsden, who died during a martial arts competition, when his heart’s rhythm was disrupted due to a blow in the chest area, in most other cases the machine does give a higher chance of ...

2019-04-17 13:17 open_in_new