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  • Air India Express black boxes recovered at Kerala crash siteBoeing 737 crashed on landing in heavy rain, killing at least 18, including the two pilotsFlight data and cockpit voice recorders have been recovered from the wreckage of an Indian passenger aircraft that crashed in the southern state of Kerala.The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians from Dubai because of the Covid-19 pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut international airport in heavy rain near the city of Kozhikode, also known as Calicut. Continue reading...

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  • Government extends coronavirus support for buses and trams, as total funding tops £700 millionEngland’s bus and tram services will receive extra support worth up to £256 million to help them ramp up services ahead of expected increases in public transport use in September, the Government has announced. Bus services across the country will receive up to £218.4 million of support over the next eight weeks, with rolling funding at up to £27.3 million per week afterwards until a time when the funding is no longer needed. Alongside this, tram services have access from today to up to £37.4 million investment over 12 weeks, at a rate of up to £3.1 million a...

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  • Changes made to some Borders bus services to accommodate pupilsScottish Borders Council has confirmed the school transport arrangements that will be in place from Tuesday (August 11) to support the return of young people to school.
  • New funding package for English school transportNew funding for local authorities to ease pressure on public transport as children return in September   Education secretary Gavin Williamson said the investment means that more students will be able to travel on dedicated home to school and college transport, creating even more capacity where it is needed most   New dedicated school and college transport to get take thousands of students to school or college in England in the autumn term, education secretary Gavin Williamson announced today. To support the national priority for all children and young people to return to full-time ed...
  • Support extended for English buses and tramsBus and tram services in England will receive extra support worth up to £256m   Transport minister Baroness Vere said the new funding would ensure that sufficient service levels were available as the economy opens up and more people use public transport   England’s bus and tram services will receive extra support worth up to £256m to help them ramp up services ahead of expected increases in public transport use in September, the government has announced today. Bus services across the country will receive up to £218.4m of support over the next eight weeks, with rolling funding at up t...
  • Multi-million-pound boost to encourage environmentally friendly transportMORE park and ride spaces and electric vehicle points are set to be launched in Winchester as the city council has been awarded £5.65 million to to support lower carbon travel.

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