Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur believes that Marcus Ericsson made a “huge step forward” this year, despite dropping him for 2019. The Swede will move over to IndyCar for next season, but Vasseur believes that he brought the best out of team-mate Charles Leclerc. “I think he [Charles] did a very good job also because Marcus was improving,” Vasseur said. “If you consider Marcus compared to last year, I think he made a huge step forward. “First when he hit the track in Melbourne (Australia) he was six kilos lighter than last year and from the beginning he did a step forward compared to last year. “Even the last part of the season now he is consistently in the same lap time as Charles. “He was in front of Charles in Sao Paulo (Brazil), just behind in Austin (USA) and it was very helpful for Charles also to have someone as a reference like Marcus.” Leclerc has made the move to the front of the field, joining Ferrari, with Kimi … [Read more...] about Vasseur: Ericsson made ‘huge step forward’ in 2018
PUBLISHED: 11:52 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 16 December 2018 Sabrina Johnson “I’m sort of lost for words really, your family, your friends could be on the A11 tonight -there’s quite a bit of traffic out there.” RPU Reedy shares his message. Image: Norfolk Constabulary Archant A Norfolk police officer has been left ‘lost for words’ after a road rage incident escalated into 112mph race along the A11 in near freezing conditions. Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing officer, RPU Reedy was on duty on Saturday night when he clocked the cars doing 112mph in the outside lane of the A11 between Attleborough and Wymondham.The officer gave chase and was able to stop one of the drivers but the other ‘slipped the net’ and drove off into the night.Following the incident, RPU Reedy, who regularly shares vlog posts explaining the work of the county’s roads policing team said he had been left ‘lost for … [Read more...] about WATCH: Norfolk police officer left lost for words after clocking two cars racing at 112mph on A11
PUBLISHED: 12:37 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 16 December 2018 Police are investigating after a man was found dead at Lidl in King's Lynn Picture: Ian Burt Archant © 2012 Police are investigating after a man was found dead at a supermarket. Officers were called to Lidl, near King’s Lynn’s town centre at around 11.30am today, following what was described as concern for the safety of a man in a car. An ambulance was also sent to the scene.Norfolk police said a man had been found deceased in a car.Enquries into the death are ongoing but it is not believed to be suspicious at this stage. Forensic officers are set to examine the vehicle. A police spokesman said: “The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a seal has been put in place at the location whilst initial enquiries are carried out.” … [Read more...] about Police investgating after man found dead at Lidl in King’s Lynn
MOTORISTS can enjoy toll-free journeys between south Wales and south-west England from tomorrow, when the Severn bridges' charges are scrapped. The abolition means drivers can travel across the border free of charge for the first time in 52 years on the M4 and M8 crossings. Iconic landmarks, the Severn Crossings have been used by more than 25 million vehicles each year. But the tolls have been removed as they're seen as an economic and symbolic barrier to Wales’ future prosperity, according to a government announcement. Historian Anne Rainsbury told the BBC: "Monday will be a very historic day. "It'll be the first time you can cross the Severn Estuary for free." Charges on the original Severn Crossing started in 1966, when the fee stood at two shillings and sixpence - the equivalent of 12.5p in decimal currency today. They were then introduced on the second crossing - renamed the Prince of Wales Bridge in April this year - when it opened three decades later in 1996. Motorists … [Read more...] about Severn Bridges toll crossing to be scrapped TOMORROW saving drivers £1,400-a-year
DUBAI/ADEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Weeks of U.N. shuttle diplomacy and Western pressure delivered a breakthrough in Yemen peace efforts when the warring parties last week agreed to cease fighting in a contested Red Sea port city and withdraw forces. The challenge lies in securing an orderly troop withdrawal from Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis facing starvation, amid deep mistrust among the parties. At the same time, the United Nations must prepare for critical discussions on a wider truce and a framework for political negotiations to end the conflict. The nearly four-year-old war, which has killed tens of thousands of people, pits the Iran-aligned Houthi group against other Yemeni factions fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition trying to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis, who ousted Hadi’s administration from the capital Sanaa in 2014, and their coalition foes are due to start implementing the Hodeidah ceasefire on Tuesday. Coalition … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER-Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?