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Coronavirus: Ministers 'looking at ways to relax travel quarantine rule'

The government is looking at ways to relax the 14-day quarantine rule for people entering the UK over coming months, BBC Newsnight has learnt. From Monday, most people arriving by plane, ferry or train - including UK nationals - must self-isolate.

Northern leaders unite to urge sustained investment in rail

The North’s political and business leaders say a phased 20-year pipeline of rail investment would support the North’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and unlock future potential.

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  • Critics round on No 10 over 'ridiculous' rules for 14-day quarantineExclusive: Opponents claim exemptions to rules could mean great economic pain for little public health benefitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine imposed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, under draft plans to be laid before parliament.The Guardian understands that about a fifth of people are expected to receive a spot-check to ensure that they are staying at the address or addresses they have provided...

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  • Cumbrian Coast line back on trackTrains have begun running on the Cumbrian Coast line again after three successive storms forced the railway to close earlier this year.
  • Rail organisations join to call for supplier capacity to be examined in North and Midlands Rail Plans Representatives from rail suppliers across the UK have united to respond to the National Infrastructure Commission’s inquiry on developing an integrated rail plan for the Midlands and North of England. In their combined response, Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL), Rail Forum Midlands...
  • Ł65m to help keep Wales' railway running The Welsh Government announced yesterday (May 31st) it intends to spend up to £65m over the next 6 months to guarantee train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that rely on the train to travel. An ‘Emergency Measures...

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  • Ł2·7bn plan for transport links to Toton HS2 hubUK: A Ł2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport.

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