Wednesday 13 September 2006 9.35am
You can get Megabus-like fares on National Express - I've travelled to Poole in Dorset for £1 several times and it's very easy to get those on the Manchester route too, it would seem. You need to use http://www.nationalexpress.com/save/funfares.cfm
to get the cheap fares.
Found absolutely loads of £1 fares on there to Derby for you, Jan!