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  • Highways England rebrand accused of being an 'offensive' waste of 7mExclusive: National Highways name sparks anger in Wales, which looks after its own roadsThe government is planning to spend an estimated 7m to rebrand Highways England as National Highways, just five years after its last multimillion-pound rebranding.The change of name, which is understood to have been forced on the agency's leadership by the Department for Transport, has bemused observers.
  • Former tree of the year felled in Warwickshire to make way for HS2Locals say loss of 250-year-old pear tree in Cubbington is 'absolutely devastating'. Residents have spoken of their “utter devastation” after a 250-year-old pear tree in Warwickshire, a famous local landmark and England's tree of the year in 2015, was felled to make way for the HS2 rail line.The tree, thought to be the second-oldest wild pear tree in the country, had become a focal point in the protest against HS2, a high-speed rail line that will connect London and Birmingham, and which protesters say will cause huge environmental damage.
  • Ministers threaten to take direct control of Transport for LondonGovernment accused of making punitive demands in rescue funding talks. The government has been accused of demanding “punitive” conditions to agree a funding deal with Transport for London.
  • Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globeState of Global Air report says indoor air quality causing two-thirds of the deaths and affecting health in the wombAir pollution last year caused the premature death of nearly half a million babies in their first month of life, with most of the infants being in the developing world, data shows.Exposure to airborne pollutants is harmful also for babies in the womb. It can cause a premature birth or low birth weight. Both of these factors are associated with higher infant mortality. Continue reading...

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  • Is your HGV ready to cross the border?As part of its plans to help hauliers and HGV drivers understand if they are carrying the rightdocumentation, the UK government is developing a new web service. Check anHGV is Ready to Cross the Border has been set upfor the Roll on Roll off (RoRo) FreightIndustry. For the end of the transition period, the Service will be introduced for RoRo freightleaving GB for the EU and will help ensure that only vehicles carrying the correct customsand import/export documentation for the EUs import controls travel to the ports. Following a public consultati...

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  • Bombardier signs 248m Arriva deal A train maintenance contract has been agreed between Bombardier Transportation and Arriva CrossCountry which is worth 248 million over three years. It follows a new award to Arriva by the government.

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