Tag Archives: Department for Transport

Life Sentences for Killer Drivers

Killer drivers face life behind bars after plans to increase maximum sentences received resounding support from families and campaigners. Ministers today confirmed that drivers who cause death by speeding, racing, or using a mobile phone could face sentences equivalent to … Continue reading

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Tamworth’s Rail Passengers to Get New Longer Trains with More Seats

Tamworth’s rail passengers who travel on the West Coast line between London Euston and Crewe will get new longer trains with more seats and more space as nearly £1 billion is invested in services on the West Midlands network. There … Continue reading

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Drones to be Registered and Users to Sit Safety Tests

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the government announced today (22 July 2017). Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will … Continue reading

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Conservative Controlled Council Gets £4.5m to Repair Potholes

Conservative Controlled Staffordshire County Council is to get £4½m of government funding to repair potholes. It was one of the larger individual awards included in a £168m package for local authorities in England announced on Friday and it is expected … Continue reading

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Christopher Pincher Questions Department of Transport on HS2 Phase Two

Tamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, submitted three written questions to the Secretary of State for Transport on HS2 Phase Two and it’s affects on Tamworth. Mr Pincher’s three questions were To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he … Continue reading

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Drug-Driver Test Set for Police Use

A testing kit to detect drugs in drivers has been approved for police use across the UK, the Home Office says. The kit will analyse a mouth swab for traces of cannabis.  Testing capability for other drugs is being developed.  … Continue reading

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