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This is the horrific moment three cars travelling at “ridiculous” speeds on the A1 collide with a lorry and each other - and it was all caught on their own dash cams.
Boyfriend and girlfriend Tyrone Doran and Amy Ferguson were doing more than 100mph on their way home when stranger Farid Ferdosian decided to chase them down in his Mini Cooper.
A court heard witnesses formed the view they were racing on the A1 Western Bypass but a judge sentenced them on the basis they were not.
As Ferguson sped along the dual carriageway, a lorry indicated and began pulling out into the outside lane and because of her speed she could do nothing to avoid crashing into it.
Ferdosian’s Mini then also crashed into the HGV while Doran’s VW Bora hit the Mini, flipped over twice, knocked over a lamppost and came to rest on the embankment.
Despite leaving a scene of carnage, miraculously they all escaped with only minor injuries.

Thousands of food, music and comedy fans are set to head to the Northumberland coast for this weekend's North East Chilli Festival.
The festival in Meggies Burn Fields, South Beach, Blyth , opens at 5pm on Friday, July 13 and runs until 6pm on Sunday.
It is the festival's seventh year, although it has now moved from Seaton Delaval Hall to South Beach.
Highights include a chilli eating competition, food and drink stalls, music and caberet.
The World Cup final will be shown on a giant screen on Sunday afternoon.
“The festival keeps evolving and we want it to have as broad an appeal as possible,” said organiser Mark Deakin. “Our producers will still be demonstrating some amazing uses of chilli, but there’s also food to try from every corner of the planet. There are a great selection of drinks to enjoy and we’re really excited about our line-up of performers.”

The main focus of attention may have been on Newcastle and Gateshead with the launch of Great Exhibition of the North but now Northumberland is out to grab its well-deserved share of the spotlight.
On July 7, the county of stunning countryside and coastlines, culture and castles launches its own 56-day programme of free summer-infused events.
Great Northumberland , which will run until September, is to focus on its own assets in a celebration of arts, culture and heritage across the county which will also complement the Great Exhibition by offering visitors from outside the region even more to explore.
With the double celebration now stoking the party mood, how lucky are we in the North?
As Coun Cath Homer, cabinet member for culture, arts, tourism and leisure, says the North "is a diverse, exciting and beautiful place" and: "Northumberland truly is a great place to be this summer.”
So, sit back, relax and enjoy our a taster of what there is to look forward to.

Flames soar higher than nearby houses during a large fire in Seaton Delaval.
Footage filmed by residents shows smoke and flames billowing into the skies after mounds of scrapped cars were engulfed in the fire.
Spectators poured into the streets nearby as fire crews from West Hartford, Pegswood and Tyne and Wear tackled the blaze into the night.
In the video above, it shows a pillar of black smoke billowing into the sky just yards behind homes.
One eye witness said there had been a series of explosions at the site after the fire broke out.
At 7am on Monday, there was still one fire engine at the scene with firefighters continuing to use a pump to douse the fire.

A huge fire broke out a scrap yard metres away from homes in Seaton Delaval.
Five fire engines were called out to the blaze on Double Row in the Northumberland village at around 11pm on Monday.
Huge flames shot up into the sky as mounds of scrapped cars were engulfed in the fire.
Spectators poured into the streets nearby as fire crews from West Hartford, Pegswood and Tyne and Wear tackled the blaze into the night.
One photo shows a pillar of black smoke billowing into the sky just yards behind homes.
One eye witness said there had been a series of explosions at the site after the fire broke out.

The main focus of attention may have been on Newcastle and Gateshead with the launch of Great Exhibition of the North but now Northumberland is out to grab its well-deserved share of the spotlight.
On July 7, the county of stunning countryside and coastlines, culture and castles will be launching its own 56-day programme of free summer-infused events.
Great Northumberland , which will run until September, is to focus on its own assets in a celebration of arts, culture and heritage across the county which will also complement the Great Exhibition by offering visitors from outside the region even more to explore.
With the double celebration now stoking the party mood, how lucky are we in the North?
As Coun Cath Homer, cabinet member for culture, arts, tourism and leisure, says the North "is a diverse, exciting and beautiful place" and: "Northumberland truly is a great place to be this summer.”
So, sit back, relax and enjoy our a taster of what there is to look forward to.

Whenever the sun shines in the North East, Mrs Eats is always badgering me to head for a walk along the beach.
She loves nothing more than a Sunday stroll on the sand, while I love nothing more than my Sunday scran.
As a result, we’ve come to a bit of a compromise – we’ll head out for a walk in the morning, before tucking into a roast in the afternoon.
After an amble along the beach in South East Northumberland, I suggested we give The Hastings in Seaton Delaval – formerly The Hastings Arms – a go for some Sunday grub.
I’d heard rave reviews of their food, with claims of very generous portion sizes, while I had also been informed they boast a decent selection of good beers, too. With three real ales on offer, I happily supped away on a pint as we scanned the menu.
I have to admit I wasn’t sure there was anything better than black pudding – but how wrong I was. A black pudding and chorizo stack (£4.25), served in a peppercorn sauce as a starter, just makes both of those delicious items taste even better.



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