Sunday, 12 August 2012
- Minibus catches fire on motorwayThe main motorway in the south of Scotland was closed for a time after a mini-bus caught fire at the side of the road.
- Increase in 20mph road casualtiesThe number of people killed or injured on Britain's roads in 20mph zones rose by 24% in 2011, it has emerged.
- Girl badly hurt in road collisionA young girl is seriously ill in hospital after she was injured by a car that left the road and hit her as she walked along the street.Related StoriesPrisoner gets apology from ombudsman over attack inquiryPolice name woman whose burnt body was found in Chippenham supermarket car parkMan sought over two Manchester murdersPolice apologise for mistakes in the search for Tia SharpAn injustice that won't go away
- 20MPH zone road crash casualties rise 24%Road casualties in 20mph zones increased by almost a uarter in 2011, according to official figures.Related StoriesBritish winner scoops £148m lottery jackpotUK ticket-holder comes forward to claim £148 million Euromillions jacketChildren as young as eight 'loaning pocket money to cash-strapped parents'Lottery chiefs wait for UK ticket-holder of £148 million Euromillions jacket to come forwardSoldier shot in Afghanistan 'was a fine young man'
- Transport fears as Paralympics tickets sales surgeLondon's transport supremo has warned that Olympic success so far could spell trouble ahead, saying he is "very concerned" about the Paralympic Games period, as fans scramble for the last remaining tickets.
- HS2 route should be moved to M40 corridor, says high speed rail expert Mark Bostock, the engineer who drew up the route of the Channel Tunnel rail link 20 years ago, said the Government is disregarding many of the lessons from the high-speed train link between Dover and London. Mr Bostock has devised a new route for HS2 that he says would safeguard the Chilterns, connect with Heathrow Airport and save the taxpayer several billion pounds.
- Virgin prepares for legal fight over West CoastSir Richard Branson's Virgin Trains will push for a judicial review if the Department for Transport awards the 14-year franchise to FirstGroup this week as expected, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
- How Britain won the global car war For Europe's beleaguered car makers, news of vast losses at Peugeot and, to the dismay of the French political class, the closure of one of its flagship plants, was an all too familiar story. It's partly a "Made at Peugeot" problem, but the company's travails are also part of a deeper malaise at the heart of the Continental auto industry
- London 2012 Olympics: Sexism row over 'BMWs for the boys'A row has broken out after Britain's female rowing gold medallists said a dozen male colleagues were given cars while none were awarded to women in the squad.
- London 2012 Olympics: Airports prepare for mass post-games exodusLondon's airports are bracing themselves as 200,000 people a day are expected to leave the capital after the end of the games.
- West Coast rail changes trackTHE £6 billion West Coast Mainline rail franchise looks set to change hands, with a final decision due from Transport Secretary Justine Greening as early as this week.
- Record sell-out Paralympics could spell traffic gridlock for London, transport chief warnsTransport for London’s commissioner Peter Hendy warned that staging the world second biggest sporting event just as the new school year begins in September could cause travel chaos.
This is Money
- Thousands of rail passengers to be hit by 10 PER CENT increase on season ticketsFor example someone commuting from Brighton to London on the train would see an increase of more than £400 a year, from £4,020 now to £4,422.
Bristol Evening Post
- rebjo published Overnight roadworks for M5/M4 near BristolOvernight roadworks will close part of the M5 and M4 next week.
London Evening Standard
- Last looking to cycling futureAnnie Last finished eighth in the London 2012 Olympic Games cross-country mountain bike event at Hadleigh Farm before looking to an immediate future on the dirt tracks, rather than in medicine.
- Heathrow prepares for post-Olympics exodus with 116,000 people leaving on MondayHeathrow is gearing up to deal with one of the busiest days in its history on Monday as 116,000 people are due to leave the UK.Following the end of the Olympic Games in London, thousands of athletes, team personnel and spectators will return to their homes around the world. Queues and crowds are expected at Heathrow as thousands plan to leave London on Monday (Getty) There is a special Games terminal at the west London airport, with about 6,000 athletes set to use this on Monday alone.To improve the flow of passengers at Heathrow, sportsmen are being given the chance to check-in their bags at ...
Carlisle News & Star
- Thieves target car engine parts in Carlisle A resident spotted a teenage thief lying under a neighbour™s van, apparently trying to cut off its exhaust.
- No injuries after caravan jackknifes on rural road12.15pm update: Nobody was seriously injured after a car towing a caravan crashed on the A1 Great North Road in Stibbington this morning (Saturday).
- Complaint against pothole in Peterborough roadA concerned resident has criticised the council after saying they have failed to deal with a pothole for over a year.
- Metro keeps track of seaside safetyA NORTH East transport firm has teamed up with lifeguards to launch a major beach-safety campaign.
Other Regional Press
- Get in the saddle and hit the roadsCYCLISTS from Hartlepool are encouraging people to join them and “get out on to the open road”.
- ˜Wall of death™ wows visitors to Northampton cycle festBicycle riders defied gravity at Becket’s park on Saturday to entertain visitors to an open air cycling event.
- Update: Female pedestrian dies after collision on the A12 near ColchesterA PEDESTRIAN died after colliding with a car as she tried to cross the A12 in Essex.
- Skipper abandons ship off Aberdeen coastA SKIPPER today told of the dramatic moment he decided to abandon ship 47 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.
- New threat to Bombardier earnings: Challenger jetsThis time, however, the worry isn't about the company's fading regional airliner business, but its dependable, high-end business jet division, specifically its stalwart Challenger line.
- BA may buy key stake in American Airlines to block DeltaBritish Airways' parent company is considering buying a small stake in American Airlines to prevent it from being taken over by Delta and turning into a global rival.
Other News Sources
- Revised bus timetables for Brighton and Hove Revised bus timetables have been announced.
- CAA updates guidlines on unmanned aircraftThe UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today published revised guidance on operating unmanned aircraft in UK airspace. The advice updates existing guidelines on the safety requirements that have to be met before the CAA will issue permission for unmanned aircraft to be used in UK airspace. The guidance is published as CAP 722 (Edition 5) on the CAA website www.caa.co.uk/cap772
- Search for UK's best young driverMercedes-Benz has announced plans to find the country's best young driver through a new and different driving competition. Updated on 10/08/2012 15:52:29. © RAC breakdown cover and car insurance.
- Cruise lines turn back the tide on waste to landfill The cruise ship industry has created waves with a new sustainability drive opting for refurbishment over landfill.
- Calor declines move to biodiesel on risk to reliability Calor has decided against switching 30% of its vehicles to biodiesel fuel after a review found that the move would impact on the reliability of the company's transport operations.
- News in Brief - August 2012Passenger services have been restored between Salta and General GÃ¼emes on the metre-gauge Belgrano network in northwest Argentina, operated by federal agency Sofse with ex-FEVE DMUs. Demand for the single service operating in each direction on weekdays has been such that an increase in frequency is now being contemplated. A UIC working group is drafting recommendations to eliminate the need for passport stamps for railway staff regularly crossing the external borders of the Schengen area. An identity card was approved last December, and the next step will be the ratification by the European ...
- Airport Authority Hong Kong Welcomes Issuance of Study Brief for Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) said it welcomes the issuance of the Study Brief for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of expanding Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) into a three-...
Road casualties in 20mph zones increased by almost a uarter in 2011, according to official figures.Related StoriesBritish winner scoops £148m lottery jackpotUK ticket-holder comes forward to claim £148 million Euromillions jacketChildren as young as eight 'loaning pocket money to cash-strapped parents'Lottery chiefs wait for UK ticket-holder of £148 million Euromillions jacket to come forwardSoldier shot in Afghanistan 'was a fine young man'
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Trains will push for a judicial review if the Department for Transport awards the 14-year franchise to FirstGroup this week as expected, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.
A row has broken out after Britain's female rowing gold medallists said a dozen male colleagues were given cars while none were awarded to women in the squad.
Transport for London’s commissioner Peter Hendy warned that staging the world second biggest sporting event just as the new school year begins in September could cause travel chaos.
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