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Whoops! Whose car was that?

News editor Andy Darlington has had a bad day.

He reversed his editor’s car into the managing director’s car.

And it was just after editor Don Hale, of the Matlock Mercury, was feeling very smug for having a full tank of petrol, (see our earlier story here).

He explained: “My colleague Marcus Edwards and I were going out on a “big job” in the editor’s car – three fire engines had been called to a “huge” chip shop fire in Bakewell.

“Then, as I was reversing and Marcus was directing me, there was a crunch as the vehicles ‘were in collision with each other!’.

“After the apologies, we began to drive to Bakewell, when we saw a fire engine returning to Matlock. A quick call to control on the mobile, and we found the tiny pan fire was out. We turned round and came back.

“Innit marvlas!”

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