The habitat of these Gang-Gang Cockatoos is in danger (and not to mention the kangaroos, goannas, bats and countless others) - my city council has announced that there are plans to destroy 19ha of pristine bushland. 

Yes - 19 hectares. Why? For a new freeway.

There are plans to build a new carriageway near to my house in Greenleigh, New South Wales, and in doing so, will destroy untouched native bushland and will endanger countless species of wildlife and their habitat. I love where I live, and cannot stand to see such an awful plan go ahead. If you only do one good thing today, help us. 

Please, sign the petition and help the residents of Queanbeyan save one of our most beautiful features.

It’s official…. This years obligatory Christmas Lego build is going to be awesome! I can also confirm from carrying this along a duel carriageway that it weighs the same as the actual Death Star! #nevergrowup

(source: @ 10dec14)

As 7,000 police prepare to end China’s largest political protests in decades, protesters in Hong Kong vow to continue their battle for democracy

...”Getting arrested is counterproductive,” said Alex Kwok, a 50-year-old lifeguard and protester who said he would withdraw to fight another day. “Resistance is not a one-off event.”

Many others chose to stay, promising to remain until police dragged them away from the camp, which straddles a major carriageway beside Hong Kong’s government headquarters.

"I am prepared for tomorrow’s clearance. I plan to sit down and get arrested," said Jimmy Lai, a local media tycoon who has thrown his full weight behind the protests.

Connie Yuen a 27-year-old artist and protester, said the fight for democracy would continue.

"It is important not to despair even though we are disappointed. We knew from day one that the protests would eventually come to an end but we have still tried our best," she said. "We may not succeed immediately but we must keep trying. We cannot bow down to an unjust political system."

Roadworks to begin on the A5 in Milton Keynes

Roadworks to begin on the A5 in Milton Keynes

The Government has announced it is replacing sections of worn-out carriageway on the A5 southbound in Milton Keynes.

Beginning on Wednesday (10/12) for two nights, work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am.

The A5 southbound will be closed during this time to safely complete the works and traffic will be diverted along the A422 Monks Way, V6 Grafton Street, Bletcham Way, Watling Street and…

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On the road to Delhi we saw up ahead a truck with a oversize box covering most of the carriageway. The little white car went to undertake it but the truck moved left and almost took his roof off, then the little white car went to pass it on the right and the truck moved back across to avoid a cow. I wish I had it on video to show you.

Three women taken to Hospital following RTC in Sutton Coldfield. 

Emergency services were called to Kingsbury Road in Sutton Coldfield, at around 7:20AM this morning (17/12), to report a road traffic collision. 

On arrival, crews found a car that had left the carriageway and had been in collision with a tree.

Four of the five occupants were out of the car but a woman was trapped inside.

Firefighters from Erdington and Sutton Coldfield Fire Station worked alongside Paramedics to safely extricate her from the car. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital after suffering leg and shoulder injuries and a suspected pelvic injury.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “The trapped woman, who was a rear seat passenger in the car, was treated for leg and shoulder injuries and a suspected pelvic injury. She was fully immobilised and safely extricated from the car before being conveyed to the major trauma centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Two further passengers were also treated at the scene for injuries. One woman was treated for facial injuries and a second woman was treated for an arm injury. Both patients were conveyed to Good Hope Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

No one else was injured in this incident.”

The road was closed whilst officers conducted a scene investigation and recovered the vehicle. 

Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.

(Image: Erdington Fire Station) 

Police appeal for more witnesses to collision which killed 12-year-old girl

Police appeal for more witnesses to collision which killed 12-year-old girl

Police are appealing for more witnesses after to the fatal road traffic collision which killed a 12-year-old girl last week.

On Thursday 11 December at 5.15pm, a black Volkswagen Golf was travelling northbound along the dual carriageway in Marlborough Street, V8, in Netherfield.

A 12-year-old girl was crossing the road when the vehicle collided with her.

The ambulance service attended, but the…

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Sorry sir, you've definitely taken a wrong turn: French rickshaw driver ends ... - Daily Mail

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Sorry sir, you’ve definitely taken a wrong turn: French rickshaw driver ends …
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A confused Frenchman looking to return home took a wrong turn on his rickshaw - and ended up travelling down a dual-carriageway. The cyclist was trying to find his way to Newhaven to catch a ferry across the channel. But he ended up navigating his way …

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