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16/01/2020 - Manchester

Manchester will tackle wintery weather with added grit this year after a fleet of new salt-spreaders were christened by a pun-tastic Twitter poll

Eight new gritters will hit the streets emblazoned with names suggested by the public, as part of a £960,000 investment in maintaining Manchester’s roads.

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16/01/2020 - Birmingham

Cars could be banned from Birmingham city centre for some journeys

Around 200,000 vehicles pass through the city centre every day, with 25% of all car journeys by residents covering less than a mile.

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15/01/2020

Newly qualified driver research: driving on motorways

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10/01/2020 - Manchester

New section of the Metrolink (tram) system to open soon

Trafford Park to The Trafford Centre, with a stop at the end of Third Avenue, is due to open in April 2020

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08/01/2020

Drivers ‘may be feeling effects of oil price rise’

"Prices at the pump have already increased by about a penny a litre," said Simon Williams, who tracks fuel prices for the company.

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08/01/2020 - Birmingham

Electric vehicles in the UK could be charged on the road without wires from as early as spring 2020.

Cars simply park over the electromagnetic pads, installed underground, to recharge without needing the somewhat unsightly charging points.

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03/01/2020 - Peterborough

Lucky escape for driver after petrol station crash on A1 in Peterborough

The force tweeted: “If you are going to try and park your car as close to the petrol pump as possible, make sure you know what side of your car the petrol goes in. Very lucky this was a damage only collision.”

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02/01/2020 - South London

Dutch reach

People may soon be encouraged to use the "Dutch reach" when opening their car doors

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02/01/2020 - Chelmsford

Recently qualified drivers

Currently, new drivers who have been behind the wheel for less than two years face stronger penalties for offences like using a mobile phone, but a whole range of restrictions could also be imposed.

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02/01/2020 - Bury St Edmunds

Driving permits and green cards

If you’re planning to drive in the EU as a holidaymaker or visitor, you will have to spend £5.50 on an international permit if we leave without a deal

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