Thursday 12 December 2019

£1m Lamborghini fire

The billionaire founder of Foxtons estate agents is suing a leading garage that serviced his £1m Lamborghini - after the car blew up while his son was driving it.

Property tycoon Jon Hunt claims the wrong type of spark plug was fitted to his Lamborghini Miura SV by the garage that serviced it last year.

His son had driven less than a mile from the Lamborghini London garage when it exploded in flames.

Mr Hunt's son was not hurt, but the rare 1971 supercar, which was worth almost £1m and was the world's fastest road car when it was first built, was reduced to a fire-blackened wreck on the A40 in Acton.

Vinyl record

Annual sales of vinyl albums have soared past the million mark for the first time in 18 years in the UK - buoyed by veteran rock act Pink Floyd.

The format has been undergoing a renaissance, with sales gradually increasing in recent years, and it has now hit the seven-figure mark for the first time since 1996 - only 11 months into the year.

Floyd's first new release for 20 years, 'The Endless River', helped the figures sail over one million as it topped the chart, according to new figures released by the music industry. Its vinyl sales of 6,000 in just a week are also the highest of any album since 1997.

Play on

A goalkeeper played on after suffering a suspected broken neck in a collision with a team-mate.

Laura Wareham suffered the injury after only 15 minutes of Newcastle United Women's FA Women's Premier League North match against Bradford City after she and defender Kate Brooks combined to stop a Bradford forward scoring.

Archers branch out

Characters from long-running rural soap 'The Archers' are to appear in a first-of-its-kind spin-off drama as BBC Radio 4 broadcasts Ambridge's Christmas show.

The cast will appear in a 90-minute dramatisation of the Noel Coward production 'Blithe Spirit' on St Stephen's Day, after regular listeners have heard the build-up during regular editions of the programme, according to the BBC.

Irish Independent

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