"We were inches from certain death": Family-of-four"s lucky escape as their car explodes seconds after they dive out of burning car

'We were inches from certain death': Family-of-four's lucky escape as their car explodes seconds after they dive out of burning car Stuart and Luesa Tasker rescued their daughters with seconds to spareFord Escort burst into a fireball without warning in LincolnshireBaby Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through the whole ordeal By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 20 February 2013 A young family escaped their burning car with seconds to spare when it burst into flames while they were driving then exploded seconds later. Stuart Tasker, 26, and his wife Luesa, 23, were travelling back from a friend’s house in Lincolnshire with their young children Amili, two, and 11-week-old Ayda-Mai when they began to smell burning. Tattoo artist Mr Tasker today described the terrifying ordeal, which his newborn daughter Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through

Tim Sands: Woodland retreat featured on Channel 4"s Amazing Spaces torched by arsonists causing 25,000 of damage

Amazing Space razed to the ground: Woodland retreat featured in Channel 4 series torched by arsonistsTim Sands spent 7,000 life savings on building which has now been torchedIt featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in December last yearExpensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to the teacher's grandad were also destroyed in the blaze . Torched: Arsonists have destroyed a woodland retreat built by teacher Tim Sands using his 7,000 life savings Happier times: The building was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, on Channel 4, in December last year But it has now been torched to the ground, taking with it both expensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to his grandad when Mr Sands first moved to the Lake District. The wooden building, built with the help of friends, was uninsured, and the blaze is thought to have caused around 25,000 worth of damage.

Burma plane crash: Couple"s dramatic escape from wreckage of fatal smash

'I saw flames and knew we didn't have much time to get out': Couple's dramatic escape from wreckage of fatal Burmese plane crash Air Bagan plane crashed in a paddy field in heavy fog on Christmas Day British family survive but three Burmese die in tragedy – including child, 11Australian Anna Bartsch, 31, and her boyfriend recall 'rollercoaster' ride | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 26 December 2012 A couple who survived a Christmas Day aircraft crash in Burma that killed three people today recalled their dramatic escape as the carrier apologised for its worst accident since it started flying. Air Bagan officials found the plane's two black boxes and are investigating what went wrong, but have so far blamed heavy fog for the crash into a rice paddy field where the plane burst into flames

M60 crash: Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance

Grandmother, 53, left lying in motorway fast lane for an hour waiting for ambulance to take her to hospital after car crash Jan Arbabi and husband Ramin crashed on the M60 in Greater ManchesterRamin could only pull his wife from the wreckage into the fast laneAn ambulance was called but had no spinal board to move Mrs Arbabi She lay in the road for nearly an hour before being moved to hospital | UPDATED: 17:22 GMT, 19 December 2012 An injured grandmother lay drifting in and out of consciousness on a freezing motorway fast lane for nearly an hour waiting to be taken to hospital following an horrific car crash. Jan Arbabi, 53, was pulled from the wreckage by her husband Ramin after the couple's Peugeot 207 span into the central reservation, flipped over and rolled on the M60 in Greater Manchester

M1 Crash: The "140mph death race" that killed two

The '140mph death race': Two killed in 2.30am crash on M1… then friends in a following car brawl with survivors at the roadside Police bail a man after arresting him in connection with the crash Two young men killed and four injured in early-morning BMW crash Witnesses claim BMWs were racing at high speed before death smash Police confirm driver and passenger aged 22 and 24 were from east London M25, A414 and A41 suffered gridlock as five junctions are closedThree of the injured victims of the collision had to be cut free by firefighters | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 4 December 2012 A brawl broke out on a motorway after a ‘140mph race’ that left two dead and six injured. A witness reported seeing two black BMWs speeding along the M1 moments before one clipped the central reservation and bounced off a bridge into the path of the other

Oldham gas explosion: Andrew Partington admits to manslaughter of 2-year-old Jamie Heaton

Unemployed father of six, 27, admits cutting gas pipes in his home which killed two-year-old boy in massive explosion Andrew Partington cut pipes in his terrace house and let it fill up with gas overnightJamie Heaton, two, was watching TV next door while he mother did housework when he was killed by the blastThe devastating explosion caused 1m of damage to houses in the areaPartington suffered 40 per cent burns and was left in a comaHe appeared at court today via video link from jail | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 28 November 2012 An unemployed father of six today admitted to killing a two-year-old boy after causing a massive explosion when he cut the gas pipes in his house. Andrew Partington, 27, today appeared at Manchester Crown Court over the manslaughter of neighbour Jamie Heaton, who was watching TV at his home next door in Shaw, Oldham. Partington, who suffered 40 per cent burns and a broken back in the explosion, allowed his house to fill with gas overnight