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Drop rail franchise system for head-to-head competition to slash fares, says Adam Smith Institute

Rail fares for British passengers could be slashed if the franchise system was dropped in favour of head-to-head competition, a leading thinktank has argued.

HS2 hit with legal claim from American engineering giant Bechtel over Old Oak Common contract

HS2 has been hit with a legal claim by American engineering giant Bechtel after it failed to secure a £1bn contract to build Old Oak Common station.

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  • City's biggest bus firm fails to apply for fund to help cut pollutionGLASGOW’S biggest bus company is ignoring an £8 million Scottish Governmentfund to help stop toxic exhaust fumes polluting city streets. First Bus has failed to apply for grants from the fund to clean up bus exhausts, despite the lethal dangers that air pollution poses to public health.

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