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  • The collapse of Monarch: inside the doomed airline in its last daysAs managers scrambled to save the firm, there were few clues anything was awry – it was even still holding recruitment daysIn the week running up to the collapse of Monarch Airlines, one crew member noticed that something was awry. The soap had run out on a flight back to Gatwick and a request to replenish supplies was left unanswered. A few days later, on Monday this week, Monarch was no more: almost 2,000 staff would be laid off and the travel plans of 860,000 passengers would be disrupted.Her concerns about toiletries aside, Shelley Matthews didn’t notice serious problems at the carrier, de...

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  • Bus Driver Launches 'Appalling' Tirade Against Disabled Passenger Trying To BoardA London bus driver has been filmed in a remarkable altercation with a disabled man trying to board her vehicle. Chris Stapleton, 60, told HuffPost UK the tirade was so abusive he is going to report it as a hate crime. He said: “What I was asking for here was that the wheelchair space be cleared, not that I absolutely had to get on the bus but I wanted her to fulfil her obligation to at least ask so I would have a chance.” Instead the driver gets increasingly irate, culminating with her calling him “ignorant and selfish”. Pointing to the wheelchair, she adds: “No ...

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  • CILT and RSA merger puts rail sector on the right trackThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), is pleased to announce the successful merger with the Railway Study Association (RSA), with effect from 6th October 2017. CILT and RSA will be joining forces to create an industry-leading forum for the rail sector, which will allow individuals and organisations to share best practice, knowledge and opinions relating to all aspects of the rail profession.  The merger will bring extra weight to CILT’s influence across the profession and RSA’s important and significant membership can join CILT. RSA members who become CILT...

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  • Griffiths: Future of northern transport hinges on HS2 links with NPRThe future of transport in the north will be defined by how HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) will work together, Paul Griffiths, managing director of HS2 Phase 2 has argued. During an informative address to delegates at the TransCityRail North conference in Manchester yesterday, Griffiths...
  • NR to start 'conscious shift' of spending away from large companiesNetwork Rail is not interested in taking a traditional approach to rationalising its supply chain, but rather wants to maintain the same number of suppliers in the industry whilst shifting spend away from bigger companies and into SMEs. Speaking at the TransCityRail (TCR) North conference...
  • Bring in the disruptors to drive rail innovation, NR tells suppliersA key decision-maker in Network Rail has called for a seismic shift in the way the rail industry approaches its supply chain and asked for “disruptors” in SMEs to be put at the forefront of projects in order to drive change and innovation. Speaking at the TransCityRail North...

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