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A6 won’t fully re-open until the end of August – but a section will open tomorrow

The A6 won’t fully re-open until the end of August, after damage to the carriageway leading to a railway bridge was found to be worse than expected.

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M1 junction 19 drone photography in Catthorpe and surrounding area.
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Remodelled Catthorpe Interchange officially open

A £191 million remodelling of Catthorpe Interchange was officially opened yesterday (Thursday March 16).

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A6 Closure: Between Rothwell and Desborough, 
The safety of the road bridge over the River Ise has been compromised due to the foundations on the approach to the bridge proper being undermined. The compacted material used to build the foundations have shifted and surveys showed that there were voids and cracks within them. 
Northamptonshire Highways are digging out the old material and then replacing it to form a solid base for the road surface. 
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Repair work on A6 over River Ise complete - but road cannot re-open yet

Work on the first damaged stretch of the A6 Rothwell-Desborough bypass is complete but the road cannot re-open just yet, says Northants County Council.

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A6 Closure: Between Rothwell and Desborough, 
The safety of the road bridge over the River Ise has been compromised due to the foundations on the approach to the bridge proper being undermined. The compacted material used to build the foundations have shifted and surveys showed that there were voids and cracks within them. 
Northamptonshire Highways are digging out the old material and then replacing it to form a solid base for the road surface. 
Thursday February 2nd 2017 NNL-170202-184600009

County council seeking national funding to help pay for A6 repairs

Northants County Council says it is seeking national funding to help pay for repairs to the A6 Rothwell-Desborough bypass.

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A6 Closure: Between Rothwell and Desborough, 
The safety of the road bridge over the River Ise has been compromised due to the foundations on the approach to the bridge proper being undermined. The compacted material used to build the foundations have shifted and surveys showed that there were voids and cracks within them. 
Northamptonshire Highways are digging out the old material and then replacing it to form a solid base for the road surface. 
Thursday February 2nd 2017 NNL-170202-184600009

A6 to remain closed until at least the end of April

The A6 Rothwell Desborough bypass will remain closed until at least the end of April.

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The A6 closure is to be extended this weekend for more inspections

A6 closure between Desborough and A14 to be extended this weekend

The A6 closure is to be extended this weekend for more inspections.

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Northamptonshire Highways are digging out the old material and then replacing it to form a solid base for the road surface

A6 closure: I’ve never seen anything like this in 15 years!

Underground holes as big as king-sized beds forced the sudden closure of the seven-mile stretch of the A6 south-east of Market Harborough, contractors have revealed.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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The 747 bus service. Photo courtesy of http://beltoninrutland.co.uk

Harborough district bus service saved for a year

A bus service in the Harborough district that was set to be axed has now been saved - for a year.

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Justice Secretary  Liz Truss and Alan Mak

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Number of driving bans handed out by courts falls by 62%

One of the aims of the Drive For Justice campaign is to lobby for greater use of driving bans given out when sentencing and longer bans for those who kill or seriously injure on the roads.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

Key road safety charities back our Drive for Justice campaign

There is a backlash from families who have lost loved ones to road crashes that justice is not done with lenient sentences compounding their grief.

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Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed.

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Roadworks: progress at Tollbar Island and Junction 19 of M1 improvements set to be completed

Highways England says it has made “major progress” on multi-million pound road projects which affect motorists in Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

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Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight

On Monday night there will be an incredible supermoon – when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for almost 70 years.

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Taurid meteor shower to bring fireballs to UK skies this weekend

Taurid meteor shower to bring ‘fireballs’ to UK skies this weekend

Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Mixed news for motorists this week as the cost of fuel has remained largely the same this week, with unleaded petrol still at 111.3 pence per litre.

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Cost of living - fuel prices on the rise

Consumers are facing bad news at the pumps as the cost of fuel rose this week, with unleaded petrol now at 111 pence per litre - 0.5p per litre more expensive than the price seven days ago.

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The cars most likely to be written off

Top 10 cars most likely to have been written off revealed

Car history site Mycarcheck.com has released data revealing the 10 cars most likely to have been written off.

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