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New Worcester Sports Centre Opened

The new University of Worcester Arena, which be the training base for Team GB to prepare for the 2016 Paralympics, has been formally opened.

The 2,000 seat facility has been built on the site of the former fruit and vegetable market in Hylton Road, and will be home to the Worcester Wolves basketball club.

Man Jailed For Murder After Facebook Threat

A man has been jailed for life for stabbing a man 171 times after posting on Facebook that he intended to kill someone.

21-year-old Daniel Turner was attacked in Riverside Park, Glenrothes on 18 October last year.

25-year-old Ewan Dow pleaded guilty to the murder and will serve 18-and-a-half years before he is eligible for parole.

ASA Ban Cycling Scotland TV Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a television ad by Cycling Scotland that showed a rider without a helmet.

Despite the wearing of a helmet not being a legal requirement, the ASA said that not wearing a helmet was "socially irresponsible".

The ASA said: "We understood that UK law did not require cyclists to wear helmets or cycle at least 0.5 metres from the kerb.

"However, under the Highway Code it was recommended as good practice for cyclists to wear helmets. Therefore, we considered that the scene featuring the cyclist on a road without wearing a helmet undermined the recommendations set out in the Highway Code.

"Furthermore, we were concerned that whilst the cyclist was more than 0.5 metres from the kerb, they appeared to be located more in the centre of the lane when the car behind overtook them and the car almost had to enter the right lane of traffic.

"Therefore, for those reasons we concluded the ad was socially irresponsible and likely to condone or encourage behaviour prejudicial to health and safety."


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