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South Wales Metro: Warning over toilet-less trams

The Paralympian says step-free access would make up for the lack of toilets on new trams in Wales.

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New figures reveal the poor state of railways across the country: at one stop, 80% of services fail to run on time

Extra police patrols are deployed to prevent more casualties on a 'smart motorway' stretch of the M1

More than 400 miles of seven motorways have been converted to smart motorways, where the hard shoulder is removed to create an extra lane of traffic and the speed limit can be lowered.

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  • Extinction Rebellion: 10 arrested at Dover protestVideo showed handful of protesters sitting and lying down in front of long line of cars on A20Ten people have been arrested during an Extinction Rebellion climate change protest in Dover aimed at ‚Äúblockading‚ÄĚ the port.Activists were reported to have glued themselves to streets and were told they could face arrest if they left a designated area. Continue reading...
  • For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan AlvaA new California law will finally give thousands of misclassified workers the rights and protections that everyone deservesHave you ever taken a ride using the Lyft app? There‚Äôs a chance I drove you.I‚Äôve worked in the gig economy for over four years, mostly as a Lyft driver. I started driving to make money during my hour-long commute to work. When I lost my full time job, Lyft became my primary source of income. Continue reading...
  • Thomas Cook: planes put on standby to rescue travellers as talks go to wire‚ÄėPressured‚Äô talks ongoing with multiple investors as government faces possible ¬£600m repatriation billAn emergency fleet of airlines is on standby to rescue 150,000 UK holidaymakers as talks continue between Thomas Cook and the government over a last-minute bailout.Sources described the negotiations to save the UK‚Äôs oldest travel agent as ‚Äúcomplex‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpressured‚ÄĚ as attempts to find ¬£200m in extra funds to prevent its collapse appeared increasingly fruitless. Continue reading...

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  • The real threat from China isn't Bruce Schneier writes that while many countries spy using the internet, the notion that China is going to spy on commuters using subway cars is unfounded. There are much more likely avenues for collecting intelligence

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