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Girls Injured In Glasgow Crash

Two girls have been injured after being hit by a car in Glasgow. The girls, aged 12 and 13, were struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee while crossing Tollcross Road in Glasgow's east end at around 10.10pm on Tuesday. The 13-year-old girl received serious injuries and her friend sustained minor head and face injuries. The driver of the car remained unhurt.

Woman Raped In West Yorkshire

A 35-year-old woman has been raped in what police have described as a "secluded area" in West Yorkshire. The woman was dragged by the suspect into a white lorry loaded with metal off Healey Road in Ossett, near Wakefield. After the attack, he drove the woman to Dale Street, where he let her out. A police spokesman said: "At 3.15am on Sunday the woman flagged down a police patrol in Owl Lane in Gawthorpe, and said she had been attacked." The suspect is described as 25 - 35 years of age, 5ft 8in tall with straggly ginger and blonde highlighted hair.

Man Dies in Lorry Collision

A lorry driver has died after a collision on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border. The crash involving two lorries on the M40 happened between junctions six and five of the north and south carriageways when one of the lorries shed its load. The man was declared at the scene.

New Swindon Rail Terminal To Cut Congestion

A new rail terminal that will help to tackle local congestion and substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions was opened by Transport Minister Andrew Adonis today. Trains from the Keypoint Swindon rail terminal will transport around 23,000 vehicles each year from the Honda factory to the Channel Tunnel, meaning almost 3,000 fewer transporters on the roads. This will not only help to reduce congestion on key local routes, it will also cut local CO2 emissions.


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'Train' paedophile gang jailed
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09 August 2013
Woman Dies After Being Hit By A Lorry On M3
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