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Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety. The law change will be active from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with an … 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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First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one … Continue reading

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England’s Councils to Get New Powers to Tear Down Pointless Road Signs

New powers to tear down pointless road signs that are an eyesore and distract drivers will be given to councils from Friday 22 April 2016. The number of signs on our roads, more than doubled from 2.45 million in England … Continue reading

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Cash for Councils to Fill Almost 1 Million Potholes

Motorists and cyclists are set to benefit after the government today announced how £50 million of funding will repair nearly 1 million potholes across the country over the next 12 months. Over 100 councils in England will receive funding to … Continue reading

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Drivers Using Mobiles Could Face Bigger Fines and More Points

Motorists who use a mobile phone while driving could face tougher penalties if government plans are approved. The government is planning to increase fixed penalty fines from £100 to £150, as well as increasing the number of penalty points drivers … Continue reading

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HS2 Route Plans Changed in Staffordshire

Plans for the HS2 rail line route in Staffordshire have changed the company responsible for the project said. It has now been proposed to go under the A38, the West Coast Main Line and the South Staffordshire line, rather than … Continue reading

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