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Plans for UK-Germany high speed rail services shelved due to ‘significantly changed economic environment’

Germany’s state rail operator has shelved plans for international high-speed services between London, Cologne and Frankfurt due to “changes” in the “economic environment”, The Independent has learned.

Traffic noise revealed as new urban killer [subscription]

Traffic noise has become one of the UK’s most significant urban health threats, increasing the prevalence of heart disease, stroke and even diabetes, according to new research from universities, including Oxford and Imperial College, London.

Rail chaos affecting passengers' health, work and family lives, says consumer watchdog

Forget feelings of frustration around crowded, delayed and cancelled trains – a survey by consumer watchdog Which? has found that the recent timetable chaos has had a much more detrimental impact on passengers' work, health and family lives.

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