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Parking battles

By The Whisperer

With many years in the coach and bus industry, The Whisperer keeps his ear to the ground for all the latest tit-bits and gossip. Tell him what’s going on in your part of the world: e-mail him via

Parking can be a nightmare. The Whisperer recalls a certain parking incident that managed to bring every single Reading bus to a halt [routeone/Whisperer/25 April], and now he reads in First’s latest issue of The Word, that Channel 5 will be broadcasting a four-part ‘docuseries on 22 August called Britain’s Parking Hell. The Whisperer was shocked to read the statistic which followed: Across the UK there are 38m cars competing for eight million parking spaces. Is this why people park in bus lanes?