The car carrying Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the day he was murdered bore a number plate which became eerily significant four years on. The prince was shot in his car in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914, which in turn triggered a series of events leading to the First World War.Ferdinand had survived an assassination attempt earlier that same day, escaping a bomb, but was shot when he went to visit some of the men who were injured in hospital.He and his wife Sophia travelled in a car bearing the number plate "AIII 118", which some have read as the date the eventual Armistice was signed.:: Armistice Day: 'Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn'Pulling the digits apart differently can be interpreted as 11 11 18. The Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918.Sky's royal commentator Alistair Bruce tweeted: "Thinking of irony that car in which Archduke Frank Ferdinand was shot in #Sarajevo (catalyst to #1WW) bore number plate 'A111118' - Armistice 11 11 18 #spooky."However it is important … [Read more...] about ‘A II II 18’: Franz Ferdinand’s prophetic number plate
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PUBLISHED: 17:44 31 October 2018 Christine Cunningham Simon Oakley, who owns Stratton Quick Fit in Long Stratton, is one of four men who went on trial on October 16 in connection with the break-ins. Picture: Staff photographer Archant Norfolk 2018 A Norfolk garage owner who supplied false number plates for a “prolific” regional gang who burgled more than 200 homes has been convicted. Simon Oakley, 45, who owns Stratton Quickfit in Long Stratton, was convicted of conspiracy to commit burglary along with James Pateman, 55, of Wollens Brook, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and his brother Thomas Pateman, 54, of Fen Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, who were both convicted of handling stolen goods.All have been warned that they face jail.The jury at Norwich Crown Court is still considering verdicts for a fourth defendant Ammir Kohanzad, from London, who runs a jewellery store in Hatton Garden and is also charged with handling stolen goods. The court has … [Read more...] about Garage owner convicted after supplying false number plates for ‘prolific’ burglary gang
A pro-Brexit number plate is one of hundreds that have been vetoed by the DVLA, as new ‘68’ registrations cause headaches for authorities. More than 400 letter and number combinations have fallen foul of the DVLA’s guidelines which ban registrations it feels “may cause offence, embarrassment or are in poor taste." The number plate: ‘EU68 BAD’ will not be seen on the streets of Britain, or indeed continental Europe, after it was decided not to be made available for circulation. With more than five million personalised number plates sold by the DVLA in the last 30 years, motorists often get creative when trying to spell out words or phrases. The Shakespeare-inspired number plates ‘2 BE and ‘Not 2B’ were last seen on an Aston Martin and Range Rover parked in a driveway in Chelsea. They are believed to be owned by a property developer and his wife. Businessman Afzal Kahn bought the number plate F1 a record breaking … [Read more...] about Pro-Brexit number plate among hundreds banned by DVLA
PUBLISHED: 17:26 22 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 22 July 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter If successful, the pilot could be rolled out further to replace volunteers with handheld speed guns Picture: ARCHANT A panel holding Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner to account have urged him to pursue plans to widen a scheme featuring new speed cameras with automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore said the scheme was a good idea but there currently was not any capacity in the force to roll it out further Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNANPR cameras are triggered by a speeding vehicle, and records the registration number, time, date and speed of an offending vehicle.Warning letters are then sent automatically to the address that vehicle is registered to.A three month trial of the new kit began on April 2 in Spexhall, near Halesworth, organised by police, county council and Spexhall Parish Council.The … [Read more...] about Could Spexhall automatic number plate speed camera pilot be rolled out further in Suffolk?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 13, 2018, 2:17 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Drivers in Dubai may soon be using digital number plates as part of plans to help alert emergency services when accidents occur. The city will become the first in the world to test the system, which is called Tag2Connect and has been developed by the its Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The system, which is to be trialled at the end of this year, will see vehicles fitted with smart plates with digital screens that are equipped with GPS, transmitters and a microprocessor instead of the traditional metal plates. The technology was demonstrated at the Future Cities Show in Dubai earlier this week. Sultan Abdullah Al Marzouqi, director of the vehicle licensing department at the RTA, said the new plates would also enable messages to be displayed – for example flashing if someone tries to steal the plate. He told the … [Read more...] about Dubai to test digital car number plates