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Report blasts more expensive, unreliable routes outside London that have cut people off from communities and essential services. Britain's bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapporteur on human rights. Many people in Britain had lost jobs and benefits, been forced to give up on education, or been cut off from communities and healthcare as bus services grew more expensive, unreliable, and dysfunctional after the 1985 reform

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  • UK bus privatisation breached basic rights, says ex-UN rapporteurReport blasts more expensive, unreliable routes outside London that have cut people off from communities and essential services. Britain's bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapporteur on human rights. Many people in Britain had lost jobs and benefits, been forced to give up on education, or been cut off from communities and healthcare as bus services grew more expensive, unreliable, and dysfunctional after the 1985 reform

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  • £56 million recovery package to support light railLight rail operators will receive £56 million in financial support to help longer-term viability and self-sustainability as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.   Rt Hon Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, said: “As restrictions are lifted and passengers return, the light rail sector is important in helping local economic recovery, thereby supporting the government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda.   “To encourage passengers back, light rail services should be as available as they were prior to the pandemic. Without support, however, it may not be ...

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  • Bristol Airport expansion inquiry beginsThe public inquiry into Bristol Airport's expansion proposal begins today, with the airport hoping to overturn North Somerset Council's decision to refuse the expansion plans last year.

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