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Nearly seven million adults planning UK bank holiday weekend break

The proportion of Britons planning an overnight UK trip during the August bank holiday weekend has risen by more than a third compared with last year, new figures show.

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KFC's Chicken AM

Chicken wings? KFC join the jet set with first UK airport restaurant at Manchester T3

KFC has joined the jet set! This week KFC and HMSHost International opened its very first airport restaurant – and is now serving up finger lickin’ chicken in the departures lounge of Manchester Airport’s Terminal Three – creating 50 new jobs.
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One for the, er, road

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way

Transport

Steep climb in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behavior

The number of passengers arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at UK airports increased by 50% in the last year, new figures reveal.

Transport

Parking mad - Bungling council slammed for only resurfacing middle of residential street to save money

Bungling council workers have been blasted by residents after they only resurfaced the MIDDLE of their road in a bid to save cash.

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Rail fares have increased twice as much as pay since 2010

Rail fares have risen twice as much as wages since 2010

Rail fares have increased twice as much as pay since 2010, according to new research ahead of news on how much prices will go up next year.

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XH558 flew for the last time in 2015

Public offered chance to have names written on Vulcan bomber

The owners of the last airworthy Vulcan bomber are giving supporters the opportunity to have their names written on the wings of the aircraft as they continue work towards getting it back on public view.

Transport
Driving test examiners could be given body cameras

Driving test examiners may use body cameras after attacks by failed candidates

Driving test examiners could be given body cameras following a spate of attacks by failed candidates.

Transport
Complaints about parking charges more than doubled in the last year

Complaints about parking charges more than doubled in the last year

Complaints about parking charges more than doubled in the last year according to the latest figures released by consumer advice website, Resolver.

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More than two-thirds of drivers shun parking spaces which require payment by phone

70% of motorists avoid pay-by-phone parking, poll shows

More than two-thirds of drivers shun parking spaces which require payment by phone, a study has found.
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Dozens of Sabden residents demonstrate outside County Hall, Preston, in May 2016 after their one and only bus service was axed.

£1m. bus boost is just the ticket for Sabden folk

A £1m. cash boost to the bus network has been welcomed by Sabden villagers who were left without regular public transport.

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Workers are facing commuter hell because of increased journey times

Union reports 'commuter hell' due to longer journey times

Workers are facing commuter hell because of increased journey times if they travel by road, rail or bus, according to a new report.

Transport
Large "tunnels" covering stretches of motorway to protect locals from dangerous levels of pollution are being considered by Highways England

Tunnels over motorways could be used as barrier to pollution

Motorways could be covered by tunnels to protect communities from dangerous levels of pollution, Highways England has announced.

Transport

Wrong-way driver caught on camera moments before M6 motorway crash

A driver has been captured on dash-cam footage travelling in the wrong direction along a motorway - moments before a serious crash involving two other vehicles.
Transport

Jay Kay’s old Lamborighini put up for sale at £550,000

A special edition Lamborghini originally owned by Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay and used in one of his music videos has been put up for sale for £550,000.
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Mobile phone use by drivers

Concerns that lack of traffic police officers will undermine mobile phone use crackdown

The crackdown on illegal mobile phone use by drivers risks being undermined by a lack of dedicated traffic police officers, motoring experts have warned.

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Get out of one's way

More than 100,000 over-90's still hold driving licences

More than 100,000 people aged 90 or over still hold driving licences, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show.
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A 255 million fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution

New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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County Councillor, Andrew Snowden, lead member for highways and transport.

Bus services: Councillors debating where £1m injection most needed

Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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