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Roads privatisation ahead? (latest news)

The Prime Minister has announced a feasibility study into new ownership and financing models for the national roads system, as part of a comprehensive review of the UK's infrastructure.

"We need to look at innovative approaches to the funding of our national roads to increase investment to reduce congestion," he said, during a major speech at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Michelin report rates Scottish B & Bs (latest news)

Scottish Bed and Breakfasts shine in the latest edition of the MICHELIN guide 'Main Cities of Europe', published last week. Seven out of the ten B & Bs mentioned in the guide are located in Scotland.

The 'Main Cities of Europe' guide is intended for business travellers and tourists visiting leading European cities. It features a wealth of useful information, including city maps showing the exact location of hotels and restaurants, key words for defining each establishment’s style, practical information about each city (sites to visit, tips for getting around town, etc) and key tourist information.

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Record UK tourism spend last year (latest news)

Expenditure by tourists in the UK reached a record £125 billion in 2011, according to a new report by the Tourism Alliance.

This result, which is £16 billion higher than the previous record, comes on the back of a 14% growth in domestic tourism and a new VisitEngland survey of day visitors which indicates that expenditure on daytrips is now almost £54 billion per annum.

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Driving while using a smartphone just isn't smart (latest news)

Using smartphones for social networking while behind the wheel is more dangerous than drink driving, according to research by the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists). Despite this, eight percent of drivers admit to using smartphones for email and social networking while driving.

The research also reveals that 24% of 17 - 24 year old drivers – a group already at higher risk of being in a crash – admit to using smartphones for email and social networking while driving.

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Record sales for Volkswagen Group (latest news)

The Volkswagen Group has reported record vehicle sales, sales revenue and earnings in 2011 and is confident about its prospects for 2012. According to the Group's financial results, published on Monday, sales revenue was up 25.6% to €159.3 billion in 2011.

From a vehicle sales point of view, group deliveries climbed 14.7% percent to 8.3 million and the Volkswagen Group’s global share of the passenger car market rose from 11.3% to 12.3%.

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