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The hub, due to open later this year, will house about 40 specialists in the Here East campus on the Olympic Park in east London.

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  • Travis Kalanick's future as Uber CEO under threatCab company has approved recommendations to fight sexual harassment in firm, which some say is caused by the chief executive’s management styleThe future of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is hanging in the balance after the embattled cab company’s board voted to adopt a portfolio of recommendations to fight sexual harassment in the firm. Uber said its board had unanimously approved recommendations – which stem from a report prepared by former US attorney general Eric Holder after a sprawling, multi-month investigation into Uber’s cultures and practices – but declined to reveal what they were until a...

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  • Charges for diesel cars in Leeds city centre by 2022?A LEADING academic who advises Leeds City Council on vehicle emissions and air quality believes it will be at least another five years before diesel car owners face the prospect of paying to drive in Leeds city centre.

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  • Yorkshire Airport has record breaking year for cargo (IMAGE SOURCE: Logistics Business) Yorkshire’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) recorded its busiest ever year for cargo in 2016. A 113 per cent increase on 2015 figures saw the airport handle the most freight since it opened, with 9,625 tonnes passing through it last year. Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “The growth we have enjoyed throughout 2016 is further evidence that the cargo operation at Doncaster Sheffield Airport is growing an international reputation as the UK’s most freighter friendly airport.   “Working with ou...
  • Top prize for new tram line as Metrolink boss receives special awardJust months after it opened, the transformational new Metrolink line through the heart of Manchester city centre has scooped its first industry award. The Metrolink Second City Crossing – linking St Peter’s Square with Victoria Station – picked up the ‘Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation’ award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport ‘North West Region Awards for Education & Excellence’. And the man responsible for delivering the new line, former Metrolink Director Peter Cushing, was honoured with the ‘Services to th...

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  • Collapsing coal commodity continues to drive down rail freight activityThe total amount of rail freight moved in the last year fell by 3% to 17.2 billion net kilometres compared to 2015-16, with four out of seven commodities recording a decrease, according to the latest data from the ORR. However, campaigners have praised increases in construction and domestic...
  • Freight leaders urge government to review decision to leave EU customs unionFreight leaders have today urged the new government to review its decision to leave the EU customs union following the uncertainty following the general election last week. Though the Conservatives won the most seats of any party, it failed to retain its majority, and today the Freight Transport...
  • NR awards �9m contract to deliver Cornwall capacity enhancements Design, engineering and management consultancy Atkins has today been awarded a contract worth £9m to upgrade the signalling capability in the south of Cornwall. The planned works form part of the Cornwall Capacity Enabling Scheme for Network Rail, and Atkins will now take responsibility...
  • RMT calls for urgent talks after Grayling retains job at DfT Transport secretary Chris Grayling has held on to his position in the cabinet as Theresa May reshuffled her cabinet following the Tory’s disappointing election result last week. Though the Conservatives remain the biggest party in the Commons, Labour made a number of key gains to stop May...

  • Chris Grayling faces new call for safety talks Chris Grayling has returned to the cabinet as transport secretary following the General Election. His name is included in a list issued by No 10 Downing Street yesterday (Sunday), and the announcement has been greeted by an immediate call from the RMT for urgent talks with him over rail �cuts, safety and services�. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: �Despite their protests in the past everyone knows that Government ministers have been calling the shots on the axing of the guards.�

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