Lavinia Akyurt, 42, of Hartlepool at the time of the offences, now of Southsea, Hampshire, smuggled cigarettes and tobacco into the UK through London Stansted, Durham Tees Valley, and Gatwick airports.
’Tis Spring come out to ramble the hilly brakes around.” AE Housman. ’Tis Spring indeed and round my way, since we don’t have many hilly brakes, it’s the riverside footpaths and the marshland tracks which bring in the ramblers.
The conversation turned to trainspotters. Not real trainspotters: those people you may have seen on railway platforms like Reading or Swindon, tearfully noting down the numbers of engines or types of carriages. I’m talking about the people who exhibit similar characteristics but in other areas of life, writes Martin Newell.