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A HIGH speed rail investment linking Bradford to Leeds and Manchester is critical to improving connections between UK nations, says the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

British Airways could face potential 800 million lawsuit over 2018 data breach

British Airways (BA) could face a potential 800 million lawsuit over a 2018 data breach.

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  • Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic rated the worst airlines at dealing with refunds in 2020Delaying and even refusing refunds for cancelled flights due to lockdown results in ‘abysmally low’ customer service scores in Which? surveyRyanair and Virgin Atlantic have been rated the worst airlines for customer service by people who tried to get a refund after their flight was cancelled.Both airlines scored “abysmally low” in a survey conducted by Which? Travel, with eight out of 10 customers saying they were dissatisfied with the refund service they received after their flight was cancelled in 2020. Continue reading...
  • Boris Johnson's bike ride: a 'storm in a teacup' or 'eroding public confidence'?The PM’s Sunday cycle across London has provoked mixed reactions among the public, police and politiciansCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s cycle ride to the Olympic Park on Sunday has provoked the full gamut of responses, from those praising his desire to keep fit on two wheels, to others simply wondering how he found the time when they haven’t washed their hair since schools closed.The incident also resulted in some interesting thought experiments, as politicians, senior police officers – and everyone else – struggled to answer two key questions: is s...

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  • HS2's Community and Environment Fund help Amersham FC rebuild clubhouse Football club, Amersham Town FC has rebuilt part of their clubhouse using funds from the HS2 Community and Environment Fund as well as the Football Stadia Improvement Fund.The HS2 Community and Environment Fund is a programme that allows communities that have been disrupted by construction to apply for funding for projects.The voluntary and community sectors are the main targets that are eligible for the funding and applications can be made through the HS2 fund's website.

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  • Rolls-Royce and UK Space Agency launch first ever study into nuclear-powered space explorationThe UK Space Agency and Rolls-Royce are joining forces for a unique study into how nuclear power and technologies could be used as part of space exploration. This new research contract will see planetary scientists work together to explore the game-changing potential of nuclear power as a more plentiful source of energy, capable of making possible deeper space exploration in the decades to come.
  • Heathrow passenger numbers drop by millionsPassenger numbers at Heathrow dropped by almost three-quarters in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the airport said. Just 22.1 million people travelled through the airport last year, down 58.8 million on the previous 12 months. In December, numbers fell by 82.9% to 1.1 million, amid a new Covid strain. It was announced last week that all travellers to the UK will have to test negative for coronavirus before they can enter the country. Passengers arriving by boat, train or plane, including UK nationals, will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the country of depar...
  • TfL investment to create up to 2,000 much-needed new cycle parking spaces across LondonTransport for London (TfL) has awarded funding of more than 1million to create up to 2,000 much-needed new cycle parking spaces across the capital, providing a further boost to the Mayors bold Streetspace programme of measures to boost walking and cycling. Enabling more Londoners to cycle safely is more important than ever. While the current coronavirus rules state that people must stay at home unless there is a reasonable excuse, it is vital that as many of these journeys as possible are made by walking, cycling and public transport rather than by car. This will help to cut con...
  • Ringtons tea saves 100K road miles with Port of Tyne’s green logistics servicePort of Tyne has been re-appointed as a port centric warehousing and logistics service provider by tea and coffee specialist, Ringtons. Best known for delivering high quality tea and biscuits to doorsteps across the North East, family owned Ringtons has been using the coastal feeder service from Felixstowe to Port of Tyne to transport hundreds of containers of tea. Ringtons then use the Port of Tynes warehousing services for processing tea before delivery of the goods to its Longbenton factory in Newcastle. In switching from road haulage to shipping, each of the 200 containe...

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  • Eastern leg of HS2 is critical, government told The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is telling the government that improving transport connections for its region is critical to improving ties between the nations of the United Kingdom, and that these connections include HS2 to Leeds.

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  • If driverless cars seem too good to be true, perhaps they areDriverless car evangelists rarely acknowledge that the transport Elysium they foresee is possible now and with todays technology. After all, what the world needs is fewer cars, not fewer drivers. Were losing count of all the benefits being promised of driverless cars. Motorists are being teased with visions of driverless cars as luxurious and relaxing private retreats clever enough The post If driverless cars seem too good to be true, perhaps they are appeared first on ETA.

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