BORIS Johnsons transport adviser was questioned by Georgian police after he hit a pedestrian at the end of a char- ity motorcycle ride. Kulveer Ranger was taking part in a 2,500 mile ride from London to Tblisi, the capital of Georgia, when he collided with the man, who ended up with a broken leg. Mr Ranger was only allowed to leave the country after Stephen Norris, the former Tory mayoral candidate, called a contact in Georgia who asked i t s p r e s i d e n t , M i k h e i l Saakashvili, to allow him to return. Mr Ranger said he does not remember much of the inci- dent in a road in Tblisi last month but he himself ended up with bruised ribs and was taken to hospital on a stretcher. He was questioned by the authorities and had his pass- port was taken for 10 days by the Georgian transport police. He then informed the British embassy in Tbilisi that he was staying in the country without possessing his passport. Mr Ranger today said: There were a lot of wit- nesses and anyone would tell you that I swerved to avoid him and it was a very unfortunate accident. London Lite Thursday, 24 September 2009 Boris transport gururunsover a pedestrian Adviserprobedaftermotorbikecrash A BRITISH surgeon saved a dying patient by giving him an artificial heart and injecting him with stem cells to rebuild the damaged muscle in a procedure believed to be a world first. Professor Stephen Westaby, from Oxfords John Radcliffe Hospital, led the team that operated on Ioannis Manolopoulos in Greece. Mr Manolopoulos, who is recovering after the operation two weeks ago, said he felt very lucky. He has suffered two heart attacks. by mark blunden Britdoc inheart opfirst Clean-up after fish found dead A cleAn-up is under way after hundreds of fish were found dead in a waterway. environment Agency staff are removing 88,000 gallons of water from cippenham pond and chalvey Ditch in Slough. They think detergent was dumped upstream. Fast cyclists face a bump in road SpeeD bumps have been laid in a bid to slow speeding cyclists on a busy london road. Islington council introduced 14 bumps along a 250m stretch of the car-free backstreet Douglas Road South. Residents had complained about the cyclists. Tblisi rider: transport adviser Kulveer Ranger index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html