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Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

Entertainment
By Emily Mee, news reporter Steve Coogan will not face a lengthy driving ban after he told a court it would stop him filming a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character.The actor was caught driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone near his East Sussex home - adding three points to the nine already on his licence for previous offences. But rather than facing an automatic six-month driving ban, Coogan will only serve two months - as he argued he would be forced to cancel a travelogue series for the BBC.In the series, which will be filmed in October, the actor will drive around the UK meeting people.Coogan told a magistrates court: "I'm producing a travelogue follow-on TV series where I'm basically driving around Britain. ...
Hands-free mobiles should be banned while driving, say MPs

Hands-free mobiles should be banned while driving, say MPs

Technology
Hands-free mobile phones should be banned while driving, MPs have said.Using hand-held phones while driving is already banned, with a maximum punishment of six penalty points and a £200 fine - up from three points and £100. But MPs in the Commons transport select committee say hands-free versions can be just as dangerous.The committee said that the law gives the "misleading impression" that hands-free mobiles are safe while driving, despite them creating "the same risks of a collision".The cross-party committee admitted criminalising hands-free phone use and enforcing the ban would be challenging, but added: "This does not mean that we should not do it". Advertisement The government should explore options a
Louise Redknapp blames Jamie ‘trauma’ of divorce for driving through red light

Louise Redknapp blames Jamie ‘trauma’ of divorce for driving through red light

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Jamie Redknapp's ex-wife Louise Redknapp was charged in court today for running a red light and failing to give details of the driver.The Strictly Come Dancing star blamed the "personal trauma" of her divorce from the former footballer for skipping the traffic light which was red at the time.Louise, 44, was driving her £31,000 Range Rover at the time and has been fined £666 for failing to stop in Wandsworth, South West London, at 9.34am on November 2 last year.The mum admitted the offence at a previous hearing back in May but her sentencing was adjourned until today so that she could give personal evidence. “She expresses her full remorse and extends her apology to the court”Louise's lawyerWhile she didn't attend court in the flesh, Louise apologised through her lawyer.Rebecca Penfold, def
Twitch streamers banned for dangerous driving

Twitch streamers banned for dangerous driving

Technology
Many people see Twitch as the go-to place to show off their gaming talents.The practice of live streaming, or broadcasting your play session in real time, is what the website is known for.Beyond gaming, the site is also home to another kind of streamer, with its "Just Chatting" category filled with personalities sitting at their computers and talking about their day.So-called "IRL streaming" - derived from the internet jargon "in real life" - has become a popular pastime for many, with personalities like Pokimane and Loltyler1 amassing millions of followers through their regular real-life streams.But some have taken this further, often filming their entire day while out and about in the real world, with some streamers keeping the...