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Chris Grayling cancels ferry contracts at £50m cost to taxpayers

The ferry contracts signed to ensure critical imports could reach the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been cancelled, costing taxpayers a further £50m.

Friends of the Earth to appeal against Heathrow judgment

Campaigners argued a third runway was inconsistent with Paris climate agreement

Scotland’s free bus travel ‘increases happiness for older people’

Free bus travel for the over-60s has made them happier and more active, according to the first study into its health impact.

Legal challenge against Heathrow quashed

A High Court challenge by campaigners against the government’s decision to approve plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport was rejected by judges yesterday.

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  • Sackings due on ferry delays - LettersYOU were kind enough to publish my letter of August 18 last year regarding the two new ferries for Calmac. Your article indicating that they are to be not only "delayed indefinitely" but the total cost is still unknown over and above the £97m contracted price is more than alarming

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  • Legal challenge against Heathrow quashedA High Court challenge by campaigners against the government’s decision to approve plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport was rejected by judges yesterday.

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  • £14m Peak District rail freight extension unveiled A £14m rail freight extension in the Peak District has been unveiled by Network Rail to boost construction productivity and take lorries off the road. A disused council tip has been transformed by Network Rail into 430 new metres of railway sidings in Buxton so longer freight trains can...
  • London Overground workers prepare for further strike action over 'insulting' pay freezeLondon Overground workers are to stage another walkout over a pay freeze which “effectively means a slide into poverty pay,” the RMT has announced. Members of the union will walk out for 24 hours on 16 May, their second set of industrial action following a 48-hour walk-out in early...

Aviation Industry

  • FAA's drone program sees medical service startupsWith less than 18 months of FAA's Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) left to run, officials involved are hopeful the effort will result in a framework of repeatable processes for approving complex drone operations in US national airspace.
  • UK High Court rejects Heathrow third-runway challengeThe UK High Court has dismissed five legal challenges against the government's plans to add a third runway at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Qantas names new senior execsQantas has revealed further significant moves in its senior leadership ranks, including the appointment of a new head of its international unit.
  • Editorial: Sustainability is also good for industry growthWhen it comes to sustainability, this industry is a good citizen. Airports and airlines worldwide, large and small, are doing incredible things to reduce waste, convert to solar and electric power, reduce their carbon and emissions footprints, and actively engage in wildlife and earth-sustaining projects. read more
  • Boeing boosts liquidity against MAX costsBoeing has secured up to $5 billion in new debt and credit to cushion its balance sheet as costs rise related to the grounded 737 MAX. read more
  • 2019 SITA IT baggage report sees progress Tracking keeps mishandling rate steady as checked baggage numbers rise More bags are being checked in, but mishandled rates are remaining stable, showing the impact of improved bag-tracking throughout the passenger journey. read more

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