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‘E-highways’ could slash UK road freight emissions, says study

The UK could eliminate the majority of the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on “e-highways” across the country, a report by government-funded academics suggests.

Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

The aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will transform the way we live, work and travel in the UK, the AA says.

It predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel because people have learned during the crisis to use home-working technology.

The implications are profound for commuters and for government finances.


Hello Folks, your members might be interested in this event:

THE CHESHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, 1904-07 Edited by Craig Horner Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, volume 156

To celebrate the publication of this volume, the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire are holding a launch:

                Date:  Monday 27 January 2020

                Time:  6.30-8.00pm    (formalities to begin at 7.00pm)

                Venue: 70 Oxford St (formerly ‘The Cornerhouse’), Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH

Would you mind publicizing it amongst your members. Thanks.

Ten speedy facts about motorways

The M1 – Britain’s first full-length motorway – has turned 50 this year. Its first section, which ran from St Albans to Rugby, opened in December 1959. To mark the half-centenary of this iconic road, connecting North with South, we’ve pulled together some fascinating facts about Britain’s motorways to get your mind racing. Not to be read whilst driving![26864_PANUK_NLT_46_WAL_ACT_0-3Months_ChildreninNeed2019]-20191112-[bbcradio4_tenspeedyfactsaboutbritainsmotorways_factual]

Paul McCartney’s psychedelic Wings tour bus rediscovered

Almost 50 years ago, Sir Paul McCartney and his band Wings decided to decorate an open-top bus in psychedelic colours to take them on tour across Europe.

He converted the double-decker for his post-Beatles band and their families, with the seats on the upper deck replaced by mattresses and bean bags.

Now, after being found in Spain, the Wings Over Europe bus is back in the UK and is to be sold at auction.


Reunited with vintage police car after 33 years

(The police car is now in Swansea Bus Museum.)

The former owner of a vintage police car has got back behind the wheel of his “beloved” vehicle after 33 years.

Brian Gough, 82, paid £50 for a 1951 black Wolseley in 1974, and donated it to South Wales Police’s museum in 1986.

After moving around museums for 30 years, it went on display at Swansea Bus Museum where Mr Gough climbed into the driver’s seat once again . . .