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.

The cars most likely to be written off

Top 10 cars most likely to have been written off revealed

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

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Airport travel

BA and easyJet passengers could pay £25 charge for flight delay complaints

It could cost airline passengers £25 for making a complaint, following the introduction of new aviation rules.

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CCTV footage shows the gang on the tracks

British Transport Police issue warning after train ‘jumps in the air’

British Transport Police have issued a warning after a gang placed wooden planks across a railway line and watched a train smash into them.

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Man killed in Lutterworth crash named by police

A man who died after a collision in Lutterworth has been named by police.

Call for more action on drink-driving as fatality figures stagnate

Call for more action on drink-driving as fatality figures stagnate

Road safety charities and motoring groups have called on the Government to do more to address drink-driving after the latest figures showed that drink-related fatalities have not fallen since 2010.

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Real tracks. Real trains. Real life. #realitycheck

Police release sickening CCTV footage to keep people off railway lines

British Transport Police have released sickening CCTV footage to serve as a warning to young people over trespassing on railway lines.

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DVLA report massive drop in revenue

DVLA reports £93m lost revenue following ditching of tax disks

The RAC has raised concerns over the reduction in revenue to the DVLA following the abolition of paper tax disks last year.

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Gretton is one of the villages which will be affected

Councillors to do ‘everything in their power’ to save Gretton to Harborough bus service

Councillors have pledged to do ‘everything in their power’ to help people affected by the loss of the Centrebus Number 67 from Gretton to Market Harborough.

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There are more vehicles covering more miles on British roads than ever before

Road to traffic hell as congestion levels reach record high

For anyone who spends much time behind the wheel it might seem obvious but now government statistics have proved that Britain’s roads are getting busier.

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Mercury transiting across the face of the Sun on 7 May 2003 (Photo: SSPL/Getty Images)

Skywatchers can see Mercury transit across the Sun

The solar system’s smallest and most remarkable planet, Mercury, will cross the face of the sun on May 9 – offering a great opportunity for people in many places across the world to see it.

Joann Pollock complaining that drivers have no idea how to act when passing horses on the road. Lucy Corroon (7) on Halle; Lauren Hamilton on Merlin; Sophie Corroon (10) on Coco. NNL-160428-110627001

Horse road safety campaign gathers momentum

A campaign to make drivers more aware of issues around the safety of horses and riders on the roads is gathering momentum, as petrol pump advertising for the British Horse Society’s Dead Slow campaign is rolled out across major supermarkets.

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One option is to increase the number of tracks between Kettering and Kilby Bridge Junction just to the south of Leicester from two to four.

East Midlands Trains considers increasing number of tracks between Kettering and Market Harborough

Rail users travelling from Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby and Market Harborough could see an increased service if a new plan by East Midlands Trains is given the go-ahead.

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Busy scenes at the network rail exhibition in the indoor market.

New Market Harborough station plans go on display

More than 400 people viewed the outline plans for a redesigned Market Harborough station, at an exhibition at the weekend.

The inspection taking place

Anything but ‘plane’ sailing in Lutterworth

After the recent storms, a four-wheel drive cherry-picker was needed to pick a way across the Lutterworth roundabout and allow the Whittle Trust to carry-out a routine check of the Whittle jet replica.

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A14 CRASH: Driver pulled free by motorists after serious crash involving five cars and two lorries

Five people have been injured in a multi-vehicle crash on the A14 on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border.

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Market Harborough Train Station. NNL-150302-191925001

Open day for people to view Harborough railway station improvements

Passengers and residents in Market Harborough will get the chance to view the planned improvements for the town’s railway station on Saturday.

M1 roadworks taken from the bridge at Watford Gap services. NNL-150303-115701001

Brace yourself drivers! New roadworks on M1 start next week...and the 50mph speed limit is back

Drivers using the M1 are facing more than a year of delays as new roadworks are set to begin next week, along with the return of the 50mph speed limit.

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Market Harborough Train Station. NNL-150302-191852001

Multi-million pound revamp set for Market Harborough station

Major plans for tens of millions of pounds worth of improvements to Market Harborough station have been put forward by Network Rail.

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