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A dairy truck accidentally spilled milk on UK streets, and a cop started a punny affair!

Written by Shreya Das | New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2018 9:31 pm[1]

When the phrase ‘no point crying over spilled milk’ comes to life. (Source: PC Dave Wise/ Twitter)

Winning hearts with quirky tweets has become a trend on the Internet. Be it relatable references from popular TV and Netflix shows or hit dialogues from Bollywood films, it doesn’t take too much time to grab attention. Not just Mumbai Police and Bengaluru Police, but cops all around the globe have upped their social media game.

And now, a policeman from London joined the brigade and wowed Tweeple with his punny thoughts. Recently, a dairy truck loaded with carts of milk toppled, and dribbled milk all over Gloucester Road in the British Capital. Social media was full of images of the spillage but one particular tweet by a cop stole the show — way more than the actual traffic news update posted by the Gloucestershire Police’s traffic wing Force Control Room.

Spillage on Over Roundabout, #Gloucester.

Road currently blocked due to lorry shedding its milk load. @Tri_Force on scene and clean-up will be done as soon as possible pic.twitter.com/24wphedS94[2][3][4] — Force Control Room (@GlosPolice_FCR) March 15, 2018[5]

While giving traffic updates after the accident on Twitter, Police Constable Dave Wise wrote[6], “no point crying over spilled milk,” to ask people to avoid the road.

#TrafficAlert #TrafficNews[7][8] No point crying over spilled milk!

A40 #Gloucester – expect delays. pic.twitter.com/gNvGk12h4t[9][10] — PC Dave Wise (@CopThatCooks) March 15, 2018[11]

Tweeple loved his sense of humour and lauded him for cleverly using the idiom. His tweet soon went viral and garnered more than 1700 likes, at the time of writing.

Soon, other Twitter users too used the opportunity to show off their ‘pun’ game.

Your puns are criminal ?. — Scott McGready (@ScottMcGready) March 15, 2018[12]

Mooo – ve along please, sir. Nothing to see here.

— Philip Morris (@PhilipJMorris) March 15, 2018[13]

It’s actually a deliberate trap. The police are on the lookout for a cereal killer. — Martin (@StarlingMoss) March 16, 2018[14]

Bet the driver was in shock seeing that going passed-your-eyes ( pasteurised)

— Blondie :0) (@blondechick_0) March 16, 2018[15]

That’s going to end on a sour note??? — US Two ? (@rhaig55) March 15, 2018[16]

If you get lost just take the Milky Way ???? — Todd Howard (@tncuniversity) March 16, 2018[17]

I dairy to find a better headline than that. ?

— Jackie ? (@jackieXcoffee) March 16, 2018[18]

And of course, there were many memes and jokes that gave a funny twist to the sorry event.

Now all you need is a lorry carrying cereal to leave its back doors open — Jasmine Y (@stoleyaunicorn) March 15, 2018[19]

#meow #meow #meow oh we’ll have a slurp of that #lappingitup #Wilma[20][21][22][23][24] — @SunkMoggies (@sunkmoggies) March 15, 2018[25]

Imagine how many cows were milked in the makin of this video lol

— ?Berta????? (@SmyRoberta) March 16, 2018[26]

A very large rice pudding? — J.Lee (@lee88828880) March 16, 2018[27]

pic.twitter.com/4uwTmdqPx9[28] — potato friez (@potato_friez) March 16, 2018[29]

Now to wait for a cookie truck to overturn! pic.twitter.com/c4IUExwdWL[30]

— Very Stable Genius Krysti ???? (@TheRuntSquad) March 16, 2018[31]

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Reading Half Marathon: Road closures and transport diversions

A NUMBER of roads around the town will be closed while the Sage Reading Half Marathon takes place on Sunday. The organisers have worked with Reading Borough Council to manage traffic throughout the day, to ensure the race can take place in safety, while minimising the disruption to residents and other road users. The first closures will be in place around Green Park from 7am, with more rolling road closures from 9am and 9.30am, with the majority of closures being in place from 9.45am.

Roads will begin to reopen from 11.30am, with every road expected to be open by 4pm.
A FREE shuttle bus will ferry runners and spectators to and from Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium between 7am and 2.30pm. A taxi service offering a flat rate of GBP10 will operate between the station and the stadium, with designated taxi pick-up points at both locations.

RUNNERS travelling into Reading by train are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries before they travel by calling 08457 48 49 50 or visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk.
READING Buses’ services will be diverted, delayed or cancelled while the race is taking place. The company will be running three FREE shuttle services from 6.30am until 4pm: the M1 station to Stadium shuttle; the M2 Shinfield Park shuttle; and the M3 Mereoak Park and Ride shuttle.

Reading Buses Marketing and Communications Manager Jake Osman said: “Disruption to service is inevitable before, during and after the race, but this popular event is extremely important to the town and we are pleased to be able to support this fantastic race as well as enjoy a good relationship with the organisers. “In all cases, we ask that everyone travelling on the day is patient and gives themselves extra time if they need to get somewhere. “For information on all the disruption to services, customers are advised to visit www.reading-buses.co.uk which lists the diversions or cancellations on a route-by-route basis to make it easy to find out what is happening with your service.

“We also advise customers to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-the-minute information. “Whilst we can plan for the road closures, we do ask people to keep in mind that if roads are re-opened later than planned then diversions may continue until buses can return to their normal routes – and we will advise customers through social media.” The full road-closure list can be found below:

Wincanton : FUSO ECanter

KAWASAKI, Japan, March 16 — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. issued the following news release:MFTBC Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer under Daimler Trucks, has today handed over the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck in series production, the FUSO eCanter, to UK customers in London.The three customers to operate the all-new FUSO eCanter in the UK are delivery firm DPD, flour milling giant Hovis and logistics business Wincanton PLC. Especially engineered for urban distribution systems, the eCanter will play an important part of these companies’ environmentally-friendly credentials.Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of MFTBC and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia: “After our launches in New York, Tokyo and Berlin, we are proud to hand over the all-electric eCanter to visionary customers in London today. As an emission-free and quiet alternative to conventional trucks, the eCanter is the ideal solution for sustainable urban delivery.

But we do not stop here. Having access to Daimler’s vast global network, we are committed to cooperate with and support local governments in building an E-ecosystem including necessary infrastructure to facilitate the growth of environmentally friendly distribution systems. We are excited to be able to work with cities such as London as they work to create a greener and more sustainable urban environment in the UK”Mike Belk, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz & FUSO Trucks UK said “Today is a historic day for London’s transport operators.

Fully electric trucks are no longer science fiction we at Daimler are already manufacturing them under the FUSO brand and now we’re putting them into operation with well-known customers. We’re pleased to build on our relationships with DPD, Hovis and Wincanton in this way, as they clearly believe the FUSO eCanter is a viable proposition for their urban distribution business.”Jesse Norman, Transport Minister of the Central Government: “Emissions from heavy goods vehicles represent one of the biggest environmental challenges we face in the transport sector. Daimler’s development of vehicles that can operate with zero emissions in urban areas, reducing pollution and noise, represents an exciting prospect.”Customers opting for a green alternative in delivering their goodsBetween them, DPD, Hovis and Wincanton will operate several eCanter trucks in their fleets for deliveries in and around London.

The companies have each shown their commitment to sustainable fleet operations by investing in the vehicles, and each is looking forward to reductions in operational costs, not to mention noise and emissions.DPD is an international delivery business distributing 4.8 million parcels per day in over 200 countries worldwide. In the UK, DPD employs over 6,000 people and operates 2,340 vehicles in its fleet. The logistics business is going to operate one FUSO eCanter for the first two years.Hovis is a baking and flour milling business headquartered in High Wycombe, employing around 3,200 people at bakeries, flour mills and distribution centres in the UK.

Its milling business processes over 800,000 tons of wheat per year, supplying flour to craft and industrial bakers across the UK and Ireland. Hovis will run two vehicles initially.Wincanton PLC is Britain’s largest logistics firm with approximately 17,500 employees at more than 200 sites. It will add five FUSO eCanter trucks to its fleet of 3,600 vehicles, and the company aims to develop a UK-wide sustainable road transport and distribution system.The FUSO eCanter A journey towards electrificationWith years of extensive development and over 90,000 kilometers of thorough testing in Europe and Japan, the eCanter is the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production.

The eCanter was developed by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and is produced in Tramagal, Portugal for the European and US markets and in Kawasaki, Japan for customers in Japan. Following its global launch in New York in September 2017, the first eCanter vehicles were committed for delivery to companies such as UPS in the US, Yamato and 7-Eleven in Japan, and DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser in Germany.The eCanter has a GVW of 7.49 tons and a payload of up to 4.5 tons depending on body and use case. Powered by six high-voltage lithium-ion batteries with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each, the electric drivetrain with a permanent-magnet-motor delivers 129 kW (180hp) via a single-gear transmission in the rear axle.

A single charge allows effective operating ranges of over 100km, which is more than enough for inner-city distribution. With the emission-free eCanter, customers not only contribute in shaping a sustainable urban environment, but are able to reduce their operational costs by up to 1,000 Euro for every 10,000 kilometres they use the vehicles, compared to conventional diesel trucks.FUSO has a long history in the development of alternative drivetrains. The Canter Eco-Hybrid has been in production since 2005, offering customers a light-duty truck with a hybrid drivetrain.

At the International Motor Show (IAA) 2010 for commercial vehicles in Germany, FUSO presented the Canter E-CELL, a prototype of an electric Canter. This was followed by extensive customer testing in Portugal and Germany between 2014 and 2017.In 2017, MFTBC launched E-FUSO, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses. Over the course of the next years, FUSO is committed to incrementally electrifying its entire product portfolio depending on feasibility and technological advancements.

Here, Daimler’s vast pool of resources and know-how in the electrification of vehicles comes to the fore.Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd at a GlanceMercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd is the sales and marketing organization responsible for all Daimler truck products in the UK, including Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Canter. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd registered 8,385 new trucks. Mercedes-Benz registrations grew by 9 percent year-on-year, totaling 7,561 trucks.

The company’s total market share for 2017 was 18.6 percent – with Mercedes-Benz the second biggest truck brand in the UK.FUSO at a GlanceFUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5 49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.E-FUSO at a GlanceE-FUSO is the all-electric product brand of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC).

With vast experience in the development of alternative drivetrains, MFTBC is committed to release all-electric versions of its entire product portfolio including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses. In 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso became the first global OEM to launch an all-electric, series-produced light-duty truck: the eCanter.MFTBC at a GlanceBased in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2016, the company sold a total of 130,000 vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses under the FUSO brand, with 89.29 percent of its shares owned by Daimler AG and10.71 percent by various Mitsubishi group companies.

MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks division of Daimler AG.(C) 2018 Targeted News Service, source News Service