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A50 to be improved as part of £25billion investment

Plans to improve traffic in the Midlands will be announced today by the government as part of a £25billion national infrastructure investment.

The funds will go towards making the A50 in Staffordshire safer, and cut traffic back-log around Uttoxeter.

The Government says work on the road will start no later than 2016. and the funding will come from the insurance industry.

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Alexander: £25bn investment a 'vote of confidence'

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the £25 billion investment from insurance companies into British infrastructure projects was a "massive vote of confidence".

Speaking at the construction site of National Grid's London Power Tunnels, Mr Alexander said the investment was "more evidence we are rebuilding Britain."

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The Classic Motor Show celebrates its 30th year

Sixty-thousand motoring enthusiasts are set for the NEC in Birmingham this weekend, thirty years on since the first Classic Motor Show at the venue, back in 1984.

The event is now the biggest indoor exhibition of its kind in the UK, with 1,500 cars and 300 bikes on display.

A range of classic cars and bikes will on show over the three day event... Credit: Press Association Images

When the show opens its doors on Friday morning, the public can look forward to seeing both the old and the new, with cars from the early 20th century right through to the latest concept cars of today.

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