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Survey: Midlands traffic jams getting worse

Traffic jams in cities across the Midlands are getting worse Credit: Paul Zinken/DPA/Press Association Images

Traffic jams in cities across the Midlands are getting worse.

According to research by a satellite navigation company, congestion levels have worsened over the past year in Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham.

It found average journeys took almost 30 per cent longer than in free-flowing traffic.

V Festival 2015: Further acts announced

V Festival have announced more acts to be added to the line-up for this year's event.

170,000 people attended last year's V Festival across two sites. Credit: PA

Wretch 32 and The Charlatans, Sigma, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods, Lawson and Indiana.

Big name acts who have already been confirmed include Leicester rockers Kasabian- who are headliners, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Olly Murs and The Script.

The festival takes place at Weston Park in Staffordshire in August.

Leicester rockers Kasabian are headliners Credit: Yui Mok/PA

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Richard III discovery has sparked Leicester tourism boom

When the remains of King Richard were found buried in a car park, the city of Leicester became big news.

Since that day, it has worked hard to capitalise on the attention, with various tourist attractions and visitor centres, as well as this weeks series of events to mark the reburial. As a result, the city has seen a boom in tourism.

Rajiv Popat reports on the financial impact King Richard III has had on the region.

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