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GIP and 3i frontrunners to buy Edinburgh Airport

The asset, valued at £400m-£600m, has also attracted the interest of JP Morgan, which is understood to have sent representatives from its infrastructure fund to the Scottish capital last month to sound out potential partners. Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter has ruled himself out of bidding in the first round, although he has left the door open to involvement at a later stage through his Souter Investments vehicle.

Vauxhall fears rise as GM sees red

THE scale of losses at Vauxhall and Opel will be revealed when parent company General Motors reports fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

Corporate Olympic ticket packages costing £20,000 will let fans use VIP lanes in violation of rules

Rich businessmen are being offered the chance to 'buy' access to VIP road lanes during the London Olympics for £20,000 a head, an undercover investigation has revealed.

David Cameron and Prince Andrew visit new Ilford Crossrail academy

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, both men separately visited Crossrail’s new £13million Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA), in Lugg Approach, Ilford.

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  • Transport minister Keith Brown shuns rail for chaffeur-driven carHE URGES drivers to leave their car behind and use public transport – but prefers the ministerial limo himself.Official figures show transport minister Keith Brown has travelled by train just four times since being appointed a year ago, while making 226 journeys by chauffeur-driven government car.

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  • GIP and 3i frontrunners to buy Edinburgh AirportThe asset, valued at £400m-£600m, has also attracted the interest of JP Morgan, which is understood to have sent representatives from its infrastructure fund to the Scottish capital last month to sound out potential partners. Stagecoach boss Sir Brian Souter has ruled himself out of bidding in the first round, although he has left the door open to involvement at a later stage through his Souter Investments vehicle.

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  • Vauxhall fears rise as GM sees redTHE scale of losses at Vauxhall and Opel will be revealed when parent company General Motors reports fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

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  • Airport™s future securedDURHAM Tees Valley Airport has a new owner.
  • Boris Johnson pushing for control of London's suburban railwaysMayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on the government to hand over control of the capital's suburban railways to City Hall. But with the mayoral election looming in May, his opponents say he's had years to do this. Under the proposals train companies such as Southeastern, whose franchise comes up for renewal in 2014, would be integrated into Transport for London. Mr Johnson claims this would save millions of pounds and give passengers more reliable and frequent services, safer and cleaner stations, more staff and simpler fares
  • David Cameron and Prince Andrew visit new Ilford Crossrail academyAs part of National Apprenticeship Week, both men separately visited Crossrail’s new £13million Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA), in Lugg Approach, Ilford.
  • Commuters say 'good riddance' to UK's worst rail operator"Sorry this card arrived late, this was due to overrunning engineering works on this pen." This was just one of the many farewell messages from Brentwood's frustrated, angry and out-of-pocket commuters as they signed off to the outgoing National Express East Anglia (NXEA), shown to be the worst rail operator in the UK in a recent survey.
  • Police car crash closes roadA crash involving a police car closed a road for more than three hours this afternoon.

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