Alorry carrying hundreds of teddy bears has been involved in a major accident involving four HGVs on the A14 in Cambridgeshire. The crash happened at junction 31 for Girton and the road was closed for several hours between there and junction 36 for Nine Mile Hill. Two of the lorry drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. All lanes are now reopened according to Highways England and neither driver is thought to have suffered serious injuries said Cambridgeshire Police.
The Bears here at Jammy Toast are quite an intelligent lot. They can be very inquisitive and are often curious about anything new going on. Luckily, this has never led to any serious trouble unlike the trouble Farmer, Tom Hamilton has found himself in because of his collie dog. Don the Collie caused chaos when he drove a tractor onto a motorway while his owner was distracted tending to lambs. The four-year-old dog leapt into the mini farm vehicle and shot off across a field when he leant against the controls. The tractor smashed through a fence and across the motorway before crashing into the central reservation. Shocked drivers managed to avoid Don and the machine as police sped to the scene on the M74 in Scotland. Luckily for everyone, Don was unhurt and reunited with his relieved owner, a sheep farmer for 54 years.
At first glance driver Safer Hassan’s personalised numberplate looks harmless enough however the 370H55V plate has now been banned by authorities after it was deemed offensive. It is when the plate is turned upside down that the swear word becomes more obvious and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has said it must now be swapped within 30 days before it becomes invalid. Mr Hassan, who has been driving with the plate on his Lamborghini for months, believes the state has over-reacted in outlawing it.
Ihave written about the cars we have had here at Jammy Toast previously but today I am doing so with sadness. One of the biggest fun cars we ever had was the Land Rover Defender. We took that car everywhere on the road and off it. We would occasionally drive it down into Wales filled with dogs and the places it couldn’t access weren’t really worth accessing. The sadness comes in the news that this year will be the last year that Land Rover is to make the Defender. It is to be retired after being made for nearly 70 years.
We have said previously that here at the Bear Sanctuary we sometimes get as much enjoyment out of television adverts as we do out of the programmes. We have previously stated how much we enjoy the More Than Freeman and Fosters advertising campaigns. Now we have another favourite with the Traffic Wardens from T-Mobile.
I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a little car rally the other week and met some really interesting people including a guy who had owned his car for nearly 50 years, I couldn’t believe it, this guy was 86 years old and his car was in mint condition you could literally eat your dinner off the engine it was that sparkly. Its hard to believe that someone could care for a car for that long, most people only have theirs a few years and move onto the next. This car rally had everything from Rolls Royce to a lovely little Porsche all lovingly cared for by their owners.
Razzi is a happy Bear today. It doesn’t take much to keep him contented, but for some time now there has been something missing from his little life. You see, there is nothing he loves more than helping people pass their driving tests but that has been ruined for him by the Fiat 500 we have had to drive around in. There is no little seat in the back for him to sit in, out of everyone’s way and with it being a two-door car every time someone has to climb in our out of the rear, Razzi gets roughed up.
We would like to wish the Jaguar E-Type a very happy birthday for today. The iconic British sports car was first produced in 1961 which means it is now 50 years-old. To mark the anniversary over 50 E-Types are being driven through London today. Although it was in production for just 14 years, the E-Type is regarded by many as being one of the world’s most beautiful cars. Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the car as a classic of 1960s motoring. It proved to be a great success for Jaguar with more than 70,000 E-Types sold during its lifespan.
Today we would like to congratulate Amie Louise on her driving ability. She passed her test just over 12 months ago but unfortunately wrote off her first car after having a tyre blowout on the motorway. Luckily, she was unharmed in the accident! She has managed to get herself another car and is now to be seen zooming around in her little Ford KA. However, she has not been able to get the hang of reverse parking it.
For years whenever we have gone out in the car for a journey involving motorways, we always liked to play Spot-The-Eddie. For those not in the know, this is a game where the first one to spot an Eddie Stobart truck was the winner. It was a simple game but one that helped pass away the hours as we travelled onward towards our destination. Therefore, it was with much sadness today that we learned that the man who built the Eddie Stobart lorry empire and ran it for more than 30 years has died from heart problems at the age of only 56.
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