On the 21st October 1996 a massive disater occured
Above the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, and overlaid a natural spring. a period of heavy rain led to a build-up of water within a tip which caused it to suddenly slide downhill as a slurry.
It killed 116 children and 28 adults as it engulfed Pantglas Junior School and other buildings.
The tip was the responsibility of the National Coal Board (NCB), and the subsequent inquiry placed the blame for the disaster on the organisation and nine named employees.
This was the start of the career of John Humphrys - as he was there to catalogue it
In 2009, EU Regulation (CE) n°1072/2009 was introduced.
Genuine single market in all goods and services across the EU and reduce in the percentage of “empty running” by vehicles on EU roads, reducing the costs of transport, reduce total vehicle journeys and pollution
The legislation scrapped the requirement for drivers to return to their home countries with an unladen vehicle.
All drivers/vehicles can now do up to three ‘cabotages’ in a period of seven days after their initial international delivery.