Edward Stobart dies

Edward Stobart, who turned the family trucking company into one of Britain's best-known brands as his distinctive green and white lorries thundered along the country's motorways, has died at the age of 56. The company said in a statement: “It is with great sadness and regret that Stobart Group shares the news that Edward Stobart, son of Eddie Stobart, passed away at 8.10am [yesterday] morning.”