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....The news will raise further doubts over the electrification of the TransPennine route between Manchester and Leeds, which was also described as “paused” in 2015, but had been seen as a critical part of the “northern powerhouse”. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, told the Commons in a written statement that the Hitachi trains – ordered in a deal first announced in 2009 – meant electrification was no longer needed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The UK risks being marginalised after Brexit if it does not revitalise its infrastructure to engage with the huge markets developing in central Asia. But the UK government’s recent transport investment strategy virtually ignores the greatest infrastructure programme the world has ever seen. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. With manufacturers facing higher costs for energy, ingredients, transport and packaging costs, he predicted more shrinkflation to come. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....90. There is, of course, public transport. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “We have recently agreed seven devolution deals worth £4. 8bn, giving local leaders extra money and powers to create jobs, boost skills, build homes and improve local transport. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....If it is bad news for communities whose railways will never reach the improved level of service promised, it also marks a moment where the dial is turning down of investment in the UK’s rail network. Escaping much scrutiny, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, also last week issued 2017’s version of a document that in 2012 heralded what the Conservatives vaunted as the “biggest investment in rail since Victorian times”: a draft of Network Rail’s £38bn five-year plan and the basis for a 2015 manifesto listing a string of transport goodies for the regions – not least the Northern Powerhouse. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar. Proponents claim autonomous vehicles (AVs) can solve the problems we currently experience on the road: traffic will be safer, less congested and cleaner, there will be more car and ride-sharing, reduced labour costs in freight transport, and greater mobility and social participation among the disabled and elderly. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....HS2 circumvented the cap by placing a number of highly paid staff on gardening leave, continuing to pay them for several months although they were no longer working, on top of the maximum payouts. A source close to Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said the minister was furious at a breach that again raised questions over HS2’s financial management. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Pensions only generate income when they are realised, usually at the end of employment. Until then they cannot contribute to the family budget in order to pay for food, housing, transport and all the other expenses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Ian SeatonSwansea. The problems of rural transport are particularly frustrating for communities that still have stations, but where hardly any trains stop. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Shrinking sweets? 'You're not imagining it,' ONS tells shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 11:30:41 AM
....”. With manufacturers facing higher costs for energy, ingredients, transport and packaging costs, he predicted more shrinkflation to come. ...
The UK ignores China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road plan at its peril | Colin Cram image
....The UK risks being marginalised after Brexit if it does not revitalise its infrastructure to engage with the huge markets developing in central Asia. But the UK government’s recent transport investment strategy virtually ignores the greatest infrastructure programme the world has ever seen. ...
Second home owners are destroying rural economies | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:05:00 PM
.... Ian SeatonSwansea. The problems of rural transport are particularly frustrating for communities that still have stations, but where hardly any trains stop. ...
Full speed ahead for train builders as minister pulls plug on electrification image
....If it is bad news for communities whose railways will never reach the improved level of service promised, it also marks a moment where the dial is turning down of investment in the UK’s rail network. Escaping much scrutiny, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, also last week issued 2017’s version of a document that in 2012 heralded what the Conservatives vaunted as the “biggest investment in rail since Victorian times”: a draft of Network Rail’s £38bn five-year plan and the basis for a 2015 manifesto listing a string of transport goodies for the regions – not least the Northern Powerhouse. ...
The government has got it wrong on pensions | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 05:14:02 PM
.... Pensions only generate income when they are realised, usually at the end of employment. Until then they cannot contribute to the family budget in order to pay for food, housing, transport and all the other expenses. ...
Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:21:48 AM
....The news will raise further doubts over the electrification of the TransPennine route between Manchester and Leeds, which was also described as “paused” in 2015, but had been seen as a critical part of the “northern powerhouse”. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, told the Commons in a written statement that the Hitachi trains – ordered in a deal first announced in 2009 – meant electrification was no longer needed. ...
HS2 cost concerns as NAO uncovers £2.7m in redundancy payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 02:41:26 PM
....HS2 circumvented the cap by placing a number of highly paid staff on gardening leave, continuing to pay them for several months although they were no longer working, on top of the maximum payouts. A source close to Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said the minister was furious at a breach that again raised questions over HS2’s financial management. ...
Incomes in south-east of England 'are 25% higher than in West Midlands' image
.... “We have recently agreed seven devolution deals worth £4. 8bn, giving local leaders extra money and powers to create jobs, boost skills, build homes and improve local transport. ...
Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar. Proponents claim autonomous vehicles (AVs) can solve the problems we currently experience on the road: traffic will be safer, less congested and cleaner, there will be more car and ride-sharing, reduced labour costs in freight transport, and greater mobility and social participation among the disabled and elderly. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
....7bn. Railway experts look to smaller-scale upgrades of track and junctions and wonder how many won’t be built as the HS2 mega-project dominates transport spending for the next decade. ...
Are these the cheapest countries for expat living? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 04:00:00 PM
.... Property is cheap as well, with rent costing 70 per cent less on average than in Britain. If you are retired, Mexico holds even more appeal, as all residents over the age of 60 get an INAPAM (Instituto Nacional para las Personas Adultas Mayores) senior discount card, giving you between 5 per cent and 50 per cent off everything from healthcare, transport, hotels and the cinema. ...
HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 08:08:45 AM
....The TUC has signed a framework agreement to guarantee high employment standards and to “maximise the potential benefits of HS2 to the UK supply chain”. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, also published a bill to prioritise phase 2a of HS2, which involves speeding up construction work between Birmingham and Crewe, and confirmed the precise route for phase2b, which will run north via Manchester and Leeds. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
....“It’s a mixture of both uncertainty, and where we might end up; and also the real risk that at the end of it we don’t have the same trading relationship,” she said. Reeves added that the new committee – whose other members yet to be chosen – would be likely to hold an investigation into Britain’s future relationship with Euratom, the EU-linked body that governs, among other things, the safe transport of nuclear materials. ...
Let’s move to Ballycastle, County Antrim: ‘It’s all Game Of Thrones’ image
.... The heart of the Causeway coastal route, between Belfast and Londonderry. Public transport is slow. ...
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How can the Southern rail fiasco be solved? Look to John Lewis | David Boyle image
. Hours before the deadline set by the courts in the judicial review case brought by the Association of British Commuters, transport secretary Chris Grayling has made his decision. ...
Pay-per-mile road tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson economics prize image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 09:00:17 PM
. A graduate transport planner has won a £250,000 prize for a plan to improve Britain’s ailing roads with a proposal to scrap fuel and vehicle taxes and replace them with a pay-per-mile charging scheme. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
....Night flights from Heathrow will continue until the airport is expanded, the government has confirmed, as it published new rules to encourage quieter aircraft across London’s three biggest airports. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said efforts to reduce the total noise permitted from flights at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted showed the government was taking the issue very seriously, but residents’ groups said the proposals were “business as usual”. ...
Uber’s practices are morally unacceptable – but a boycott won’t help | Hannah Lownsbrough image
....In April, we launched a website called Why Everyone Hates Uber, documenting Uber’s global pattern of driver mistreatment, corporate bullying and legal transgressions. After pressure from SumOfUs members and Progress Alberta, this week the Canadian city of Edmonton voted against partnering with Uber to replace public transportation with the ride-sharing app. ...
Berlin’s not perfect, but Samsung is right: it’s more fun than London | Musa Okwonga image
.... No rail replacement bus services were arranged: people were simply expected to trek home with the aid of suddenly exorbitant taxi fares. For one of the most expensive transport systems in the world, there didn’t seem to be much bang for your buck. ...
Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’ image
....The fine handed down by the Department for Transport (DfT) effectively means the government holds GTR partly responsible for the past two years of cancellations and delays on Southern, but accepts its arguments that industrial action and unusual levels of staff sickness were the major reasons for failing to run an adequate service. The announcement comes on the final day of a high court-imposed deadline for Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, to respond to GTR’s claim of “force majeure”, prompted by legal action from the Association of British Commuters, which was seeking a judicial review of ministers’ handling of the franchise. ...
Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 05:40:20 PM
....Ibec says they could be crippling for businesses that rely heavily on cross-border production and trade. About a third of milk from cows in Northern Ireland is transported across the border for production into butter, cheese and infant formula. ...
The U-turn generation: have British teenagers stopped learning to drive? image
.... “Sometimes the lessons can become sporadic because they run out,” he says. “But they get through it because you can’t rely on public transport round here. ...
Gig economy workers on their jobs: 'They do exercise control over us' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:57:45 AM
....As she is on a contract, she gets basic sick pay but it can be difficult to claim. After each period off work, it’s necessary to have a “back to work” interview at the care company’s head office which is more than 10 miles away with no direct public transport. ...
UK households binned 300,000 tonnes of clothing in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 09:38:16 AM
....The volume of clothes bought rose by nearly 200,000 tonnes to 1. 13 million tonnes in 2016, causing 26 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from production to disposal and putting clothing fourth after housing, transport and food in terms of its impact on the environment, according to new research by the government’s waste advisory body Wrap. ...
It’s a testing time for BA passengers who lost out in IT chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 06:00:06 AM
....However, the BA stance may not be correct, as the Consumer Rights Act may give you – and others – a route to compensation. Since October 2016 transport operators have come under the auspices of the act, which appears to give passengers the right to seek consequential losses if the service received fell way below the standard expected. ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
.... “Part of our vision is to create a neighbourhood centre that provides long-needed community services. The region’s failure to continue to invest in our transportation infrastructure alongside growth has led to congestion and delay. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....”. The transport department has claimed Heathrow expansion would be a major boost for the UK economy and jobs, underlining a commitment to keeping the UK “open for business”. ...
Bank of England: pay figures will fuel raging interest rate debate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 09:10:15 AM
....One hopes Swannell’s replacement, Archie Norman, who takes over on 1 September, is prepared for what is to come. London’s black cabs have been voted in the past as the best-recognised design in London transport, proving more popular than the Routemaster bus and the Tube map. ...
Hamburg counts the cost of two nights of violence, looting and destruction image
....When Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and other world leaders boarded their planes at the end of a two-day summit in Hamburg on Saturday, they left behind a bruised and beaten city whose historic identity had been shaken to the core. Two nights of rioting, looting and transport chaos left many residents asking why their government had decided to hold the annual summit of leading economies in a densely populated city with such a strong tradition of counter-cultural protest. ...
After Andrew Tyrie: the race to become the Commons’ new inquisitor general image
.... A member of the committee in the last parliament, Hammond had previously worked in the City for 20 years. As a former transport minister, he would want to see the government’s proposed increased spending on infrastructure benefiting all parts of the country. ...
UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid image
....StrategicFit, an energy consultancy, thinks a single electric car could earn its owner £1,000-£2,000 a year for helping the grid, depending on where it were located and how often it were plugged in. Jesse Norman, a transport minister, said: “Electric vehicles are already helping thousands of motorists cut their fuel costs, and now there is an extra financial incentive for motorists to go green. ...
France to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 01:20:06 PM
....France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced. The announcement comes a day after Volvo said it would only make fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019 onwards, a decision hailed as the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine’s dominance of motor transport after more than a century. ...
Jeremy Corbyn attacks use of zero-hours contracts at Glastonbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 02:01:38 PM
....“All but a core crew of litter pickers were advised that there was no further work available after Friday (June 30). Those who weren’t able to leave the site over the weekend were given further meals, plus assistance with travel to nearby towns with public transport links. ...
All Volvo cars to be electric or hybrid from 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 09:25:25 AM
....Although globally coal still accounts for about 40% of electricity generation and gas around 21%, countries such as the UK now source a significant amount of power from low carbon sources, such as renewables and nuclear. A quarter of UK carbon emissions are from road transport. ...
Public sector pay cap is matter for future budgets, says Grayling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:56:11 AM
. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has dampened hopes of an imminent lifting of the 1% public sector pay cap for teachers, police and prison officers, saying the issue was a matter for future budgets. ...
F1 tech for babies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:04:53 PM
. Formula 1 technology has had an impact in many other sectors, from aeronautics to cycling, public transport to data analytics, but now Williams has come up with a hi-tech carrier for critically ill new-born babies. ...
Baby Dove adverts criticised over breastfeeding stance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 03:53:30 PM
.... Who wants to see a picture of a crying baby for goodness sake?". In England and Wales, it is illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport. ...
Britons booking breaks online to get same protection as package holidays image
....The Association of British Travel Agents holiday habits report 2016 found more than three-quarters of UK consumers now booked their vacation online. “Atol was set up for good reason – we go on holiday to relax, not worry about ‘what ifs’,” said the transport minister John Hayes. ...
George Osborne came within weeks of scrapping the penny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
....Korski continued to focus on technology as a means of improving people’s lives after leaving government at the same time as Cameron, and set up a company called Public to showcase the work of startups hoping to transform public services. On Friday he will return to Downing Street to present the ideas of 10 chosen companies that aim to make things more efficient for people in healthcare, transport, education and so on. ...
Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers over single market vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 09:33:48 PM
.... . Daniel Zeichner quit as shadow transport minister to take part in the vote. ...
Southern rail crisis: Grayling given two weeks to make ruling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:29:06 PM
. The high court has given the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, two weeks to make a critical, long-delayed ruling over the Southern rail crisis. ...
House prices will NEVER crash and just keep rising, predicts ex-Bank of England economist  image
.... Home ownership among young people is likely to keep on falling, after first-time buyers struggle to afford sky-high prices, the professor warned. Better transport links used to mean more land was available for housing, but this is no longer the case, said Mr Mils. ...
Bank of England: Wales facing cost of living 'squeeze' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 08:53:51 AM
....The visit was organised by Citizens Cymru Wales. Issues raised included affordable housing, the living wage, mortgages, poverty and transport. ...
Banks should disclose lending to companies with carbon-related risks, says report image
....”. The recommendations were intended to be adopted by all companies, however there was extra guidance given to the financial sector, as well sectors likely to be most affected by climate change or the transition to a lower carbon economy – energy, transportation, construction and agriculture, food, and forestry. ...
Stagecoach says it has overpaid for East Coast rail contract as profitability plunges image
....The difficulties facing Virgin East Coast, 90% owned by Stagecoach and 10% by Virgin, prompted renewed calls for nationalisation of the railways. The transport group said it expected to renegotiate its £412m-a-year contract with the Department for Transport in the light of state-owned Network Rail’s failure to deliver infrastructure upgrades and an expected delay in the arrival of new trains. ...
Have you factored in these costs of moving abroad? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 04:53:00 PM
....If you aren’t taking your entire household with you, many removals companies offer ‘shared’ shipping options, where your possessions share a container with those of other customers heading to the same destination. This is available for both sea and air transport and allows you to significantly cut your costs, as you aren’t paying extra for empty space you’re not moving. ...
Co-op Bank abandons sale talks as it edges towards rescue deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 05:25:23 PM
....While a number of potential bidders had originally been cited as interested in the bank – such as Virgin Money – it is thought that only one had remained until recently. That bid was from a consortium including Al Faisal Holding, a Qatari conglomerate with interests ranging from hotels to transport, in a deal coordinated by Interritus, an investment fund. ...
Hard Brexit could halt Heathrow expansion plans, says Lord Adonis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 12:32:00 PM
....Adonis was joined by leaders from the British Chambers of Commerce, the CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses in calling on politicians to ensure infrastructure projects were not delayed. They set out a timetable for decisive action on a total of 12 schemes across transport, energy, digital and water sectors, all of which have been agreed in principle by government but could yet languish. ...
Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
.... The DfT subsequently found the money in January. Gibb suggested that parts of Southern would be better operated by Transport for London – an anathema to the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, who blocked plans by his predecessor for parts of national rail franchises to come under Labour-run London control. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The playbook is simple: take a public service and build a private, app-powered version of it. The most obvious examples are Uber and Lyft, which aspire not merely to eliminate the taxi industry, but to replace public transportation. ...
Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’ image
....The fracking industry said the closure would increase the UK’s reliance on Qatari LNG imports, which it said had proved to be politically risky, although there is no evidence yet that the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Gulf state, whose neighbours have severed diplomatic ties, has interrupted UK supplies. Ken Cronin, the chief executive of the onshore gas and oil industry trade body UKOOG, said: “The solution for the UK in the medium term cannot be to transport gas across oceans and continents. ...
Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
....First MTR will take over the franchise from Stagecoach on 20 August, during a period of major disruption on South Western, with fewer trains running during the upgrade of its London Waterloo terminus. The transport minister Paul Maynard said: “This multimillion-pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South West passengers and the British economy. ...
Co-op Bank in advanced talks to secure hundreds of millions for rescue image
.... It did not name its suitors – which at one time were thought to include Virgin Money – although earlier this month a Qatari conglomerate was said to be interested. Al Faisal Holding, a Qatari conglomerate with interests ranging from hotels to transport, was cited as a bidder for the bank in a deal being coordinated by Interritus, an investment firm that owns a stake in Austrian bank Kommunalkredit. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....But what action should a driverless car be programmed to take when it sees a cyclist or a pedestrian in its path? And what happens if people crossing roads learn they can simply walk in front of AVs which will be forced to brake?. Robin Hickman, a reader in transport and city planning at University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning, believes this makes driverless cars “unworkable” on busy urban streets. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....”. Dr Nick Reed, academy director at transport research group TRL, said Apple was smart to focus on technology rather than going head-to-head with car manufacturers. ...
Waymo ditches futuristic self-driving bubble car for … a minivan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 10:39:29 AM
. When Google unveiled its brand new self-driving car prototype in May 2014 it looked like a shot at a new type of public transport system filled with pod-like autonomous cars. ...
UK household spending falls for first time since 2013 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 04:30:17 AM
....Squeezed British households have cut back their spending for the first time in almost four years, according to figures that underscore the pressures from rising prices and political uncertainty. Visa, the credit and debit card processing business, said its vast database of spending patterns shows there was a drop in spending across a broad range of categories last month, including clothing, household goods, food and transport. ...
If hard Brexit is dead, the odds on a chaotic one have shortened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
....Reality has not proved so apocalyptic. Despite the diplomatic crisis facing Doha last week, the country’s vast shipments of frozen gas to Britain are unlikely to be affected – although transport costs may rise modestly. ...
Five-minute guide to following your football team image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 12:01:00 AM
....BIG MATCH COSTS. These figures do not take into account match day extras, such as transport, programmes and refreshments, which can really add up. ...
As we wave goodbye to cash, ATMs have had to get a whole lot smarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 05:59:18 AM
.... In Europe, the number of installed ATMs has been declining by 6% a year since 2010, while in Australia withdrawals have fallen by 22% over the past five years. Contactless cards have encouraged us to “wave and pay” on transport systems and at coffee shops, convenience stores etc, making cash almost entirely redundant for some. ...
Qatar and the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:51:11 AM
.... And for Qatar, trade means liquefied natural gas (LNG). Natural gas makes up about 29% of the UK's fuel imports and of that, about 29% is in the form of LNG, transported in double-hulled, temperature-controlled ships, such as the distinctive "Dinosaur Egg Carriers". ...
Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:29:15 PM
....Nearly a third of the UK’s gas imports are from the tiny Gulf state, the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), which it ships to Europe and Asia, including to its three biggest customers: JapanIndia and South Korea. Qatar’s transport links were severed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and several other countries on Monday over Doha’s alleged funding of extremist groups. ...
Co-op Bank draws interest from Qatar conglomerate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 03:30:28 PM
....A Qatar-based company has been identified as part of a consortium interested in making a bid for the troubled Co-operative Bank. Al Faisal Holding, a Qatari conglomerate with interests ranging from hotels to transport, was cited as a bidder for the hedge fund-owned bank in a deal being co-ordinated by Interritus. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....There’s a long list of investments that governments could and should be making. There is strengthening infrastructure, such as transport and communications; there is investment in education; there is investment in families, particularly putting measures in place that free women from having to make the choice between raising a family and work. ...
Qantas executive says Qataris won't be allowed on flights via Dubai after UAE ban image
....OpsGroup, an industry flight operations service, said it had advised airlines of a series of restrictions on Qatari nationals, including a ban on transit through the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The transit restrictions follow from the cutting of all transport links with Qatar as part of the coordinated action. ...
Still waiting  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:34 PM
....The report says that for the sixth year in a row, education has had a declining proportion of the overall overseas aid budget. Health continues to take a much bigger slice of aid budgets - with aid support for transport now matching the amount donated for education. ...
How many boxes? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 11:02:23 PM
.... . "It was the biggest move we've ever done," says Martin Corr, the managing director of rock and roll transport firm Sound Moves. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
.... There has not been a fatal crash of a domestic airliner in the US for eight years. But it may represent low-hanging fruit, since a bill authored by House transportation and infrastructure committee chairman Bill Shuster has already laid the groundwork. ...
British Airways says IT chaos was caused by human error image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 05:58:37 PM
....". But the BBC's transport correspondent, Richard Westcott, has spoken to IT experts who are sceptical that a power surge could wreak such havoc on the data centres. ...
Air pollution fears see demand for diesel cars fall by fifth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 04:36:46 PM
....2m vehicles in the UK. Areeba Hamid, a transport campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said buyers were responding to negative sentiment around diesel. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
....Of course, the problems in the NHS are only the most publicised of the obstacles facing the public sector generally. There are also looming crises in the pensions business, as well as goodness knows how many problems facing this country’s schools and its transport infrastructure. ...
Splendid isolation? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 12:02:19 AM
....". It also has truly excellent transport links. ...
Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars image
....“If you’re in DC and you have this Hyperlane connecting the DC metro area, you can now fly out of the Baltimore-Washington international airport much more easily,” Barrs said of Hyperlane’s theoretical capability, adding that battling through road traffic and spotty public transit options to reach BWI from the southern end of the Washington DC area can take a long time. “This creates additional transportation options. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
....Just as remarkable is who is going on strike. In the past, miners and transport workers made up the biggest number. ...
Let’s move to… Dorchester-on-Thames: ‘A little utopia’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 03:29:28 PM
....Rob Ballantyne “Three (!) pubs to choose from, which is pretty good for a small village. Gripes: not brilliantly connected by public transport. ...
Revealed: chocolate and drinks shrink since Brexit vote with no price drop image
....The port’s representatives added that “given the massive amount of passenger traffic that runs through the port, the French police would not be able to deal with all the exceptions”. The British transport officials present were also told that “if customs controls would be reintroduced, the port of Dublin would need an estimated three hectares of land dedicated for customs”. ...

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