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  • Top 10 railway walks in Britain, chosen by readersTrack down fascinating, family-friendly walking and cycling routes with our tipsters’ pick of rural and urban trailsMy favourite railway walk is along the Manifold Track, a narrow gauge railway in the Peak District that closed in 1934 and was probably one of the first railways to become a footpath, thanks to the foresight of Staffordshire Council. This is limestone country and full of interest. The mysterious River Manifold disappears underground completely in the summer just below the old halt at Wetton Mill and picturesque Thor’s cave overlooks the tiny track bed that winds its way up the va...

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  • DfT celebrated as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for WomenThe Department for Transport has been announced as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for its work on gender equality. Run by the charity Business in the Community, The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most high-profile listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace. The prestigious accolade was presented to DfT for its work to improve the recruitment of women, secure a more diverse talent pipeline and promote flexible working and an inclusive culture. Examples include: • mandating gender decoders to ensure the language in job adverts does...

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  • D&G Bus assists work on V-Stop automatic vehicle sanitisationRestoring customer confidence to a level that allows them to use coaches and buses in the same way that they did before COVID-19 is a key consideration presently. That has been one of the primary drivers of development of the V-Stop automatic cabin disinfection system. 
  • Volvo 9700 new generation launched into UK and IrelandVolvo has launched its new generation 9700 integral coach into the UK and Irish markets. It is built on established B11R running units and, says the manufacturer, “blends luxury, performance, practicality and flexibility for any operation.” 
  • Yellow Buses engages customer service training providerBournemouth-based Yellow Buses, and its Yellow Coaches arm, have worked with local company Simon Scarborough Associates to deliver what the operator calls “a bespoke package of customer service training” to drivers that will operate its summer leisure network. 

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