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24/01/2020

Ipswich theory test centre: relocation

The first day of testing at the new site will be 4 February 2020.

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22/01/2020 - Manchester

Mum caught drink-driving in £75k Porsche

A mum who was caught drink-driving behind the wheel of her Porsche sobbed in court as she said a ban will stop her from taking her children to see their terminally-ill dad.

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21/01/2020

Bad weather driving test cancellations

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21/01/2020

Using a phone could cost drivers £900

Drivers caught using a hand-held phone face having their insurance cover withdrawn or at best, paying nearly three times more

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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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