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  • Port Talbot steelworks owner confirms plan to cut up to 1,000 UK jobsTata Steel is to make nearly one in eight of its British workforce redundantPort Talbot steelworks owner Tata Steel has confirmed it is to cut up to 1,000 jobs in the UK, as part of wider cost reduction plans.The job losses are part of a plan that would cost 3,000 jobs across Europe. About 1,600 jobs would go at plants in the Netherlands, with another 350 elsewhere around the world. Continue reading...
  • West coast train services to be rebranded with Avanti logoVirgin Trains’ new operators to rename service ‘ready and fit for the future’ AvantiThe trains, the staff and the entire management team may be staying the same, but passengers on intercity west coast mainline services will next month no longer be boarding a Virgin train but riding on a rebranded, “ready and fit for the future”, Avanti.The name Avanti, according to new operators FirstGroup and Trenitalia, “embodies progress and forward movement”, and is Italian for “forward” and “let’s go”. Continue reading...

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  • TfL awards funding to community groupsTfL has awarded more than 400,000 of grants to 60 community and not-for-profit groups that encourage local people to walk and cycle more. The winning projects target a range of traditionally underrepresented groups such as people with physical disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers, and children with Down's Syndrome, enabling them to feel confident while walking and cycling in London. Walking and Cycling Grants London aims to encourage more people to walk and cycle, addressing the barriers that prevent people from getting active and helping to make London a more sustainable, inclus...
  • Taxis and buses used to track potholesTaxis, buses and even delivery vans could soon join the fight against potholes. They are the scourge of roads and motorists, with Flintshire council alone left with 4,000 and a 4m repair bill last year. But special monitoring technology being developed at the University of South Wales (USW) could help to find potholes before they get worse. It works through a dashboard device that collects real-time data. While sat-navs give the driver a profile of the road ahead, the small device records the profile of the road surface. The system collects details of the smallest change in road vi...
  • The world's best airline for 2020 revealedThe worlds best airlines for 2020 have been named, with Air New Zealand taking the top spot. It beat previous winner Singapore Airlines in AirlineRatings.coms Airline Excellence Awards, with All Nippon Airways, Qantas and Cathay Pacific rounding out the top five. Judged by seven editors from AirlineRatings.com, the awards are based on 12 key criteria including fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment rating, product offerings, and staff relations. This is the sixth time Air New Zealand has won this award, reclaiming it from Singapore Airlines. Airline Ratings E...

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  • New trains on Ipswich to Cambridge routeGreater Anglia introduced new, longer passenger trains into service yesterday (Nov 26) on the busiest regional route. One of the new Swiss-built trains is now operational on the line between Ipswich, Bury St Edmund and Cambridge, which carries over one million passenger journeys a year. One...

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