Virgin don't help themselves

A Virgin advert in the Conservative Party Conference brochure claimed an average journey time of just over two hours for the journey between the Capital and the Second City.

Perhaps a tad embarrassing as the usual journey time is actually 81 minutes - a time already considered poor by many of the region's great and good as it is only eight minutes faster than the service was 30 years ago.

Of course Virgin's PR boo-boo did little to reasure the local business community who are already feeling unloved.

Thanks to The Fact Compiler for this.