Young Bolsover dad died on his birthday in car crash weeks after becoming father

Bradley Tyas was fatally injured during the smash on the A60 near Belph after hitting the water at “excess speed” and spinning into an approaching LGV lorry.

Paramedics pronounced Bradley – who had become a father just seven weeks before – dead at the scene on January 21 around 6am.

The new father – described as “the kindest, most loving person” – by family had been travelling to work when he collided with the truck.

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An inquest into his death was told today that a police collision investigator found Bradley’s seatbelt fully retracted and locked – indicating it was not worn at the time of the crash.

Police said footage from CCTV at the Welbeck Estate indicated Bradley was travelling at between 69mph and 83mph on the 50mph road.

While a runner nearby to the scene on the morning of the crash told the inquest in a written statement he saw Bradley’s A3 travelling “ridiculously fast” moments before.

Assistant coroner Susan Evans told the Chesterfield inquest evidence from forensic collision investigator PC Matthew Lacey showed Bradley was travelling “in excess of the speed limit”.

Bradley Tyas: "much-loved son, fiancé, dad and brother"Bradley Tyas: "much-loved son, fiancé, dad and brother"
Bradley Tyas: “much-loved son, fiancé, dad and brother”

Heavy rain the previous day had caused surrounding fields to become “saturated” – creating a pool of water either side of the road at the scene of the collision.

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As Bradley’s A3 – travelling north towards Worksop – hit the pool aquaplaned and “rotated” into the path of the oncoming DAF lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

PC Lacey said in his evidence the maximum safe speed to hit the body of water would have been 60mph.

The A60 near to the scene of the accidentThe A60 near to the scene of the accident
The A60 near to the scene of the accident

He added that a vehicle travelling at 50mph or below could have passed through the water safely however Bradley was “travelling in excess of the speed limit” at the time of the accident.

Bradley’s partner Beth Richardson told in a written statement that on the morning of the accident he was running a few minutes late for work.

However she said: “Whenever I was in the car with Brad I would feel safe and at no point have I ever been scared of Brad’s driving.

“He liked cars and it was maintained to a very good standard – if things needed fixing he would get them done.”

Concluding the inquest Miss Evans said: “When (Bradley) drove into the standing water the excessive speed forced his car to aquaplane.”

Ms Evans added that although Bradley was not wearing a seatbelt a the time of the crash “the level of damage to his vehicle was such that it may not have made any difference to the outcome.”

Miss Evans concluded that Bradley died as a result of a road traffic collision.

In the days that followed Bradley’s death in January his family described him as: “The kindest, most loving person, who could light up a room with his energy and smile and his contagious laugh.”

They added: “He had a massive character, full of life, charming and funny.

“He leaves behind his beloved fiance, son, his mum and stepdad, his dad, and two devoted sisters.”

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More than 1,000 UK breeding pigs flown to China

More than 1,000 breeding pigs from a Northamptonshire farm made the 7,000-mile journey to China last week.

The pigs from Bridge House Farm, 2020 National Pig Awards Indoor Producer of the Year, were transported on behalf of Canadian breeding company Genesus, the largest independent producer of purebred swine globally, with registered populations of Landrace, Yorkshire and Duroc pigs.

A total of 1,030 purebred breeding pigs made the journey from Stansted Airport (STN) to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) in a Boeing 747-8F aircraft on Tuesday, April 27.

Bridge House Farm, Genesus’ first UK partner, sent it first shipment of 700 breeding pigs to China last June, the first of its scale from the UK in nearly 10 years.

In an interview for Pig World, Charlie Thompson, who is the sixth generation to run Bridge House Farm, said achieving Export Health Certification for export to China has been a long, complex process, with stringent health testing, as well as the physical logistics.

There are three isolation periods, starting with 30 days on the farm, followed by a further 30 days on a separate site before leaving the UK, then 45 days in quarantine on arrival in China.

The Thompsons converted two poultry buildings to provide a purpose-built 1200-place straw-based quarantine facility separate from the main farm.

The farm uses technology to drive breeding improvements. Pigs are weighed and electronically ID-tagged at birth, enabling extremely detailed data to be collected about the pigs from the start. A custom-made software package records the pigs’ performance, which informs what and how much they are fed based on their gender and breed.

Mr Thompson said the use of technology was integral to securing the China trade. “I would not have wanted to do everything we have done without the EID technology we have developed,” he said.

Thompson China Pig montage

The China market has taken on added importance this year, with live exports to the EU not possible due to the new requirement for border control posts at EU ports from the start of this year. In a BBC interview earlier this year,[1] he highlighted how it was easier to send pigs to China than Europe.

Demand for breeding stock remains strong in China as it continues to rebuild its pig herd in response to its African swine fever outbreak, which is continuing to cause problems.

The 14-hour journey from the UK to China was split up with a stopover in Kazakhstan, during which the pigs had their food and water supplies freshened.

The transport, conducted by Intradco Global, saw its new Pig Lift in action for the first time. This is a truck that has been custom converted to enable the pigs to safely and comfortably move from their transport lorry to their crates.

The front and back are adjustable in height, meaning it can be tailored to suit the varying levels of both the lorry and the crates, meaning the pigs don’t have to navigate steep ramps.

Intradco Global said it utilises decades of experience and innovative practical solutions to transport animals safely and efficiently, creating and monitoring controlled environmental conditions including air circulation, humidity and temperature.

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Police hunt e-scooter rider after three-year-old boy is seriously injured in pavement hit-and-run 

A three-year-old child has been left with serious injuries after being struck by an e-scooter in a pavement hit and run.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the little boy was hurt in a collision in Feltham in west London.

He had been walking along a pavement on the High Street in Feltham with his grandmother at around 6pm on Saturday 17 April, when he was struck from behind by a person riding an electronic scooter.

The rider fell from the scooter on impact, but re-mounted and rode away without stopping at the scene.

The child was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where he was found to have suffered two broken collarbones. He has since been discharged.

Police have asked for anyone who was in the area of the High Street and Manor Lane in Feltham at the time in question to contact them.

They have also asked anyone who knows the identity of the rider or who may have dashcam footage of the incident to get in touch with Scotland Yard.

E-scooters are legal to buy but cannot be ridden legally on UK roads, pavements, cycle lanes or footpaths.

The only place an e-scooter can be legally used is on private land with the permission of the land owner.

Those caught could face a £300 fine, points on their driving licence if they have their scooter seized.

But despite this thousands of e-scooters are being ridden on roads and pavements across the country.

In July 2019, TV presenter, Emily Hartridge, died when she lost control of the e-scooter she was riding and was thrown into the path of a lorry.

Recent figures have also revealed that hundreds of crimes including robberies and assaults have been carried out by people riding e-scooters.

‘Belter of a sale’ as latest Cheffins vintage auction grosses over £1.3m

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Lyons Lorry

Hosted at the firm’s sale ground in Sutton, near Ely, on the 24th April, the auction grossed over £1.3m as this major event drew collectors and enthusiasts from across the UK along with overseas purchasers bidding online

The tractor section saw an 80 per cent sale rate of the 250 tractors entered, with later classic examples achieving some of the highest prices on the day. The top price paid was £40,736 for a 1979 County 1174 which was originally from Stansted Airport, had 705 hours on the clock, and was sold to a buyer from the West Country, this was followed by a 1989 Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee which sold for £31,088 and a well-presented 1974 Massey Ferguson 1200 which made for £25,728. In addition, a 1968 Roadless 115 made £19,296 and a 1988 Ford 7810 sold for £17,688. The post-war tractors also saw some strong prices, such as a 1952 Fordson E27N Major with a Selene 4WD conversion which made £16,112.

The commercial vehicle section also saw some strong bidding with one the last remaining J Lyons & Co tea lorries still in existence selling for £26,800. Built in 1927 and with only two owners from new, the lorry has been a multiple winner at the London to Brighton run and was sold to a private UK-based buyer. Similarly, a one owner from new 1957 Series 1 Land Rover, needing full restoration, sold for £16,616, and among the earlier examples, a 1909 Merryweather/Pope Hartford fire engine in need of renovation sold for £19,296 whilst a 1939 Marshall RC road roller made £23,369. And proving the appetite for the restoration market, a 1978 Volvo F86 tractor unit for spares sold for £11,148.

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Land Rover Series 1

Of the 30 vintage motorcycles on offer, only two were left unsold. The leading lot in the motorcycle section was a 1952 499cc Vincent Comet which had been fully restored and sold for £17,280. This was followed by £11,340 for a AJS 7R based racer and £7,776 for a 1925 Douglas EW. In addition, two pre-war Norton restoration projects sold for £3,672 and £2,484 respectively.

The sale also included a series of unusual collectors’ items including an ex-Trinity Hall punt which was originally used by famous Cambridge punting company, Scudamores, before being sold to the college which made £3,290 and was sold to a private online bidder based in London.

Bill King, Chairman, Cheffins says: “This was an absolute belter of a sale, with a crowd of eager, lockdown-freed buyers bidding both online and at the sale ground. We saw buyers old and new from across the UK all flocking to Cheffins for a slice of normality on a sunny day, and with cash in the bank following lockdown, there was lively bidding across all sections of the auction.

“We can see from the results that the later classic tractors continue to be in vogue, with some heady prices paid for the best and most well-kept examples from the 1970s and 1980s. However, we did also have some particularly fantastic earlier tractors on offer, with an immaculate Fordson E27N ensuring that not all attention was on the modern classics.

“And in addition, lockdown clearly also fed the appetite of the two-wheeled fraternity with some serious prices paid within the motorcycle section, leaving only two examples unsold of the 30 on offer.

“It was heartening to see some level of normality back at the sale ground, with bidders back in force and keen for a day out. We were pleased that everyone adhered to the social distancing measures which were put in place and we were able to deliver a fantastic auction whilst still ensuring all of our buyers and staff were kept safe.

“We hope to continue to be able to offer live bidding at the Cheffins sales, as long as government guidelines allow, and are looking forward to welcoming people back for the July sale.”

The sale allowed traditional live bidding for tractors, vehicles and motorcycles, with other parts of the sale being offered as a timed online auction.

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County 1174

The next Cheffins Vintage sale will take place on the 24th July, at Cheffins Machinery Sale Ground, Sutton, Ely, CB6 2QT.

Sends patrols near London Jersey

Sends patrols near London Jersey

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London on Wednesday announced the deployment of two patrol vessels near Jersey, following French threats of retaliation against the United Kingdom in the post-Brexit conflict between the two countries over fishing in the Channel Islands. On Thursday, about fifty French fishing boats protested in front of the island.

The United Kingdom announced on Wednesday 5 May that it would send two British naval patrol vessels near Jersey, located on the English Channel. France has indicated that it could reduce the supply of electricity to the island[1], In the context of the post-Brexit conflict over fishing between London and Paris.

France on Tuesday threatened retaliation against Britain following new conditions imposed by British authorities on French fishermen off the Channel Islands. He denounced the terms as contrary to the trade agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom following Brexit.

Since Thursday morning, fifty French fishing boats have gathered in front of Saint-Helier, the capital of the Anglo-Norman island of Jersey, with some blocking the port to protest the fishing conditions imposed on French sailors.

On Wednesday, Dmitry Rockoff, chairman of the Normandy Regional Fisheries Committee, promised that this was not a question of blocking Saint-Helier, but “a sign of opportunity.” “There is no question of attacking (…) showing himself, showing that the fishermen are determined, supporting what is being demanded, and then the words coming from the minister are very bad comments anyway,” he told the AFP.


After talking to Jersey’s representatives about the hypothesis of a French siege, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed his “unwavering support” for the island. He also outlined the “urgent need to increase tensions”, a spokesman for the British president said. “As a precaution, the UK will send two patrol vessels to monitor the situation,” the spokesman added.

French Maritime Minister Anne Girard expressed her “disgust” on Tuesday when she learned that the island of Jersey had been granted licenses with unilateral conditions, including a restriction on French fishermen access to its waters.

As for Paris, the United Kingdom on Friday released a list of 41 French vessels, 344 of which have been approved for fishing in Jersey waters, but the list includes new requirements that have not been “consolidated, discussed or announced before” 1 as part of the Brexit Treaty between London and BrusselsThere is Last January.

“In the (post-Brexit) agreement, there are retaliatory measures and we are ready to use them,” he declared before the National Assembly, “for example, the transfer of electricity by cable under-sailor to Jersey.”

The island, home to 108,000 people, imports 95% of its electricity from France, according to data from energy expert S&P Global Plots.

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Britain sends warships to French fishermen

The British government is sending two marine patrol ships to the shores of Jersey to monitor the situation after a heated debate with France over fisheries regulations in the waters of the region. The island, which has vast self-governing powers off the coast of Normandy, is not part of the United Kingdom but is one of the outermost territories of the British Crown.

The municipality of Jersey recently introduced a new fishing licensing system, citing the Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). On this basis, French fishing vessels could obtain a fishing license in the area if they could demonstrate that they were active in the waters around Jersey in the past.

However, according to the French authorities, the Jersey government had not previously consulted the European Union and thus the ruling was invalid under the Technical Assistance Act.

Annick GirardanThe French government’s Minister of Maritime Affairs, in response to the heated debate, made a barely tacit indication this week that France could cut off the electricity supply to Jersey. Jersey receives 95 percent of its electricity from France on three submarine cables.

About a hundred French fishing boats were reported to have protested in the Jersey port on Thursday, although the organizers did not consider a blockade of the port. However, the British government announced on Wednesday night that two Royal Navy patrol ships would also be at the site, with the aim of monitoring a display of French fishing vessels.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that London had piloted two ships called Severn (pictured) and Tamar stationed in the port of Portsmouth in southern England to the island of Jersey. The patrol class is 90.5 meters long, with artillery and short-range air defense equipment among their weapons on board.

Rangers’ Union Bears ultras group put up anti-SNP banners on election day

RANGERS supporters’ group the Union Bears have been out and about early this morning as Scotland goes to the polls.

The Gers[1]‘ ultras grouping have been sharing images on their social media this morning of a series of anti-independence and SNP banners at various locations in and around Glasgow aimed to catch voters’ attention on polling day.

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A banner on a bridge over the M8 gets the Union Bears message across


A banner on a bridge over the M8 gets the Union Bears message across

They make no secret of their support for the union – and their opposition to an independent Scotland and first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

One banner, on a bridge over the M8, read: “14 years of failure – SNP out.”

Another said: “Recovery not referendum.”

A fourth, over the Kingston Bridge, read: “Vote Tactically, SNP out.”

Another Union Bears banner placed this morning


Another Union Bears banner placed this morning
A banner reads: "SNP - Solving No Problems"


A banner reads: “SNP – Solving No Problems”
A banner stretching across the Kingston Bridge


A banner stretching across the Kingston Bridge

Whether the banners have the desired effect remains to be seen – last month the ultras group suffered a fan backlash after slating cops with graffiti.[3]

The controversial Gers[4] fan group posted a picture of ‘ACAB’ spray-painted in blue, white and red at the side of a disposed lorry.

But the UB sparked criticism from their fellow fans for hammering cops who were trying to avoid more Covid-flouting chaos this weekend.

The Union Bears accused Police Scotland of ‘unprecedented intimidation’[5] after officers made home visits to Old Firm fans ahead of a derby at Celtic Park.

Supporters were warned to stay away from the stadium[6] after thousands of flouted lockdown rules earlier this month to celebrate Gers’ title win at Ibrox and Glasgow’s George Square.

Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers at the Scottish Sun football page[7]

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