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Lorry falls into water at Bristol harbour

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A lorry has fallen into the harbour in Bristol city centre. Emergency services were called to the scene early on Thursday after the HGV ended up partially submerged in the water, with the cab perched on the dock. Dav...

Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries

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Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to ...

‘You would have failed’: Keir Starmer hits fence in mock lorry driving test – video

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Keir Starmer failed a mock driving test after hitting a small fence as he reversed a lorry on a track in Oldham on Tuesday. Immediately after striking the object, an instructor sitting next to Starmer told him: 'You w...

Just 20 UK visas issued to foreign lorry drivers, government admits

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Just 20 UK visas have been issued to HGV drivers from abroad who took up the emergency offer of employment to avoid empty shelves in the run-up to Christmas, a senior minister has admitted. Oliver Dowden, the Conserva...

The lesson of the fuel crisis? Hell hath no fury like a lorry driver scorned

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I remember the last petrol crisis, in 2000, although when I say “remember” I mean I was there – I have very clear visuals of sitting on the top deck of a 52 bus, wondering why people minded so much when it was only pe...

EU lorry drivers will not help Britain ease its fuel crisis, union says

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HGV drivers from the European Union will not come to the UK on short-term contracts to ease the fuel crisis under government proposals announced at the weekend due to poor working conditions in the industry, a union o...

European lorry drivers ‘will not want to come to UK’, warn haulage chiefs

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The government’s emergency programme to issue temporary visas to thousands of lorry drivers is far too little to resolve Britain’s supply-chain crisis and is unlikely to attract them to the UK, haulage chiefs have war...

10 days to save Christmas: shops warn of disruption due to lack of lorry drivers

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Significant disruption to Christmas is “inevitable” unless the government fixes an acute shortage of lorry drivers in the next 10 days, the UK retail industry body has warned, as queues formed at petrol stations and o...

Booksellers warn over Christmas supplies amid UK lorry driver shortage

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Publishers and retailers have warned of potential delays on Christmas books as the shortage of lorry drivers affects deliveries. Waterstones, the UK’s biggest high street bookseller, said it had upped stocks of books ...

Lorry driver shortage: strike threat at two firms increases supply chain fears

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The threat of strike action by lorry drivers at two firms supplying the construction industry and convenience stores has raised the prospect of further disruption this autumn amid Britain’s worst supply chain meltdown...

Our lorry drivers deserve respect

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Although current shortages have highlighted poor pay and conditions for goods vehicle drivers, it is not a new problem (“Food, beer, toys, medical kit… why are we running out of everything?”, Focus). In the 1990s, aft...

Serious collision involving lorry, minibus and car shuts part of M25

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A serious collision involving a lorry, a minibus and a car has closed a section of the M25, with multiple ambulances and air ambulances deployed to the scene. The details of those injured have not yet been released, b...

Tesco offers lorry drivers £1,000 signing-on fee due to shortage

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Tesco is offering a £1,000 signing-on fee for lorry drivers who join the company before the end of September, as it scrambles to overcome a desperate shortage of workers that has led to gaps on supermarket shelves. Th...

UK lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

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Lorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains. Hauliers are proposing ...

Lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

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Lorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains. Hauliers are proposing ...

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