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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been accused by MPs of evading scrutiny over his department's £33m Brexit payout to Eurotunnel, after another minister took his place in the Commons. Health Secretary Matt Hancock responded to questions about Friday's settlement.

Time we taxed cars in proportion to how polluting they are - Lilian Greenwood MP & Neil Parish MP [Subscription]

Gone are the days when policy development could be siloed, with each government department responsible for its own small niche. The government faces significant environmental challenges, from improving the quality of the air we breathe to reducing CO2 emissions, ensuring clean growth — but it cannot overcome these acting through one department alone.

Siemens named UK's best rail firm ahead of opening Goole train factory

Siemens Mobility has been named UK Rail Business of the Year

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  • Stadler to build 71 trains for Wales and Borders railwayTransport for Wales (TfW) has awarded a contract to build 71 new trains for the Wales & Borders railway franchise. The contract is to deliver 36 three-car CityLink tram trains, the same model which debuted in Sheffield last year; and 35 FLIRT units for TfW Rail Services, with a mix of...
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