Friday, 20 November 2015

New Get Me There bus ticket will let you travel with more than 30 different operators across Greater Manchester

Manchester Evening News
Millions of passengers can now use one electronic ticket on all buses to get around Greater Manchester.

A new smart ticketing system has been launched across the majority of bus companies. The scheme, part of the Get Me There project, will be one of the largest outside London.

It’s the result of collaboration between more than 30 bus operators with Greater Manchester Travelcards Ltd and Transport for Greater Manchester.

Furious backlash after Tesco Stretford caught throwing away unsold children's bikes

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Charities and social media users have hit out at Tesco for scrapping unsold bikes rather than giving them to charity.

As revealed by the MEN Tesco Extra in Stretford was caught out when an agency delivery driver noticed a skip full of cycles including children’s bikes and BMXs.

Now they have been blasted by community groups for not finding a more deserving home for the barely-used push bikes

Manchester would struggle to cope with Paris-style terror attack because of cuts, says Police Federation chief

Manchester Evening News
Manchester would struggle to cope with a Paris-style terror attack if proposed government cuts go ahead, a senior police figure has warned.

Planned budget reductions will hinder the ability of the police to foil terror attacks or cope with them if they happen, according to Inspector Ian Hanson.

The scale of the current and proposed cuts - which could see GMP with less than 4,000 officers by 2019 - means neighbourhood units, long regarded as off-limits, are now also being reduced to find the necessary savings.