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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The bus station now fenced off as work begins

Bus station scheme means fewer places for blue badge holders

Wigan’s blue badge holders are set to face months of parking misery as yellow lines replace disabled bays during a multi-million overhaul of the borough’s public transport services.

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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.

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UPDATE: M6 reopens after collision near Leyland

UPDATE: M6 reopens after collision near Leyland

Two lanes of the M6 in Lancashire, which were closed following a collision involving an HGV this morning, have now reopened.

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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.

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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.
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End of the road for bus station as multi-million pound work starts

End of the road for bus station as multi-million pound work starts

Wigan bus station has closed and work has started on a £15.7m redevelopment project. The final bus service at the Hallgate facility took place on Sunday (July 31).

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Will Patterson

Greens: Diesel ban ‘not good enough’

The leader of Wigan’s Green Party says the government’s plans to scrap petrol and diesel cars are “simply not good enough”.

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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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There is a lane closure on the M6 northbound between junctions 27 and 28. Image courtesy of Highways England

Delays on M6 after lane closure

A collision on the northbound carriageway of the M6 through Lancashire is causing delays.
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Adam Bridge

Viaduct work set to cause disruption

Work is due to begin this week on major structural work on Adam Bridge, near to the busy Saddle junction, with motorists warned of possible delays for several weeks.

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