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Extra cash for counties to repair potholes in roads

Roads in south Northants and Oxfordshire are to benefit from a share of £1.2 billion to pay for pothole repairs.

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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 aftermath of the crash and fire. Picture courtesy of OPU Warwickshire

UPDATE: Five people escape injury after M40 vehicle fire

Five people were lucky to escape serious injury following a crash on the southbound M40 this morning (Monday January 9) which left a car and van on fire.

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Pilot draws Christmas tree over Northampton and Milton Keynes

PICTURE: Pilot ‘draws’ Christmas tree over Northampton and Milton Keynes

A creative pilot was clearly in the Christmas spirit when he ‘drew’ a Christmas tree with his flight path around Northampton and Milton Keynes which also took in Buckingham, Banbury, Daventry and Rugby.

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Calls for lower speed limit on ‘rat run’ road

Campaigners want a 20mph limit on Astrop Road

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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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Two drivers seriously injured after three car crash near Brackley

Two drivers were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a three-car crash.

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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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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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Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash on the M40 yesterday

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision on the M40 in Oxfordshire which resulted in a woman being seriously injured.

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Landlords of Gaydon pub seek compensation for roadworks woes

Landlords at a country pub say they have been “hitting brick walls” in trying to claim compensation due to a significant drop in takings during major roadworks on a nearby motorway.

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Bus services between Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon to change from next week

Several bus services in and around Banbury are to be changed following a review.

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Workman killed in collision on M1 yesterday

A workman has died after a collision on the M1 yesterday, police have confirmed.

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Cable repairs onthe railway line between London Marylebone and Birmingham .

Railway between Birmingham and London Marylebone reopens after repairs

The railway between Birmingham and London Marylebone which serves Leamington, Warwick and Banbury, reopened to passengers this morning after extensive repairs following a cable fire.

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Celebrate Banbury’s historic waterway at Sunday’s canal day

Dozens of narrowboats will make a fantastic sight at a celebration of Banbury’s 238-year-old canal on Sunday.

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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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