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  • May and Johnson under pressure as Heathrow expansion vote loomsTheresa May is facing a fresh crisis after her international trade minister quit in protest at the proposed expansion of Heathrow days before a crunch vote on the issue.
  • Vandalism or art? Graffiti artists' deaths reignite debaten the side of a railway bridge over Barrington Road in Brixton, south London, are the last three tags painted by Harrison Scott-Hood, 23, Alberto Fresneda Carrasco, 19, and Jack Gilbert, 23 – “Lover”, “Trip” and “‘Kbag”. They are likely to stay there for some time, as a poignant memorial to the three young men whose bodies were found 350 yards down the track on Monday morning. All three had been hit by a train.
  • Trump threatens car tariffs after EU sets up Ł2.5bn of levies on USDonald Trump has threatened to widen the mounting trade dispute between US and the EU by imposing tariffs on European cars, after Brussels made good on its threat of retaliatory levies on American products including bourbon whiskey, Levi’s jeans and Harley-Davidson motorbikes.

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  • Why the rail industry needs more womenAnesha Rachel Malhan, one of the learners at the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), discusses her experience as the only woman at her 20-person course and advocates greater gender diversity for the benefit of the whole industry. Doing a course at the NCHSR is not always easy, but I...
  • Expansion of rail 'only viable option' to grow UK citiesThe expansion of rail is the “only viable option” to grow UK cities and allow them to achieve their economic potential, a new report has found. The Urban Transport Group (UTG), an organisation which represents the UK’s largest urban transport authorities, released a report on...
  • Thousands of SMEs to benefit from rail contract changesNetwork Rail will be changing contract terms between subcontractors and suppliers in an effort to benefit thousands of small medium enterprises around the country. The publicly-financed organisation will now require suppliers to commit to subcontractors within 28 days, as well as removing the...
  • Up to 200 jobs at risk in Alstom Pendolino cutsAs many as 200 staff members could lose their jobs as one of the UK’s major train manufacturers looks to cut costs in its maintenance of the well-known Pendolino trains. Alstom maintains the famous trains at five sites around the UK, including Wolverhampton, but in an effort to make...

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