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Bradford's Clean Air Zone delayed until Spring 2022

Theintroduction of the Clean Air Zonein Bradford has been delayed until Spring 2022.

More funding needed to fix 'wear and tear' of drivers using Surrey roads for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Councillor Rebecca Paul said the issue was not just about Surrey residents

Thursday, 23 December 2021

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  • The future of railThis briefing provides an overview of the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, the Government's White Paper on rail reform, and some of the key challenges ahead for the railway in Great Britain, along with an explanation of the arrangements the Government has put in place to ensure services continued to run during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing also provides an overview of the current system and how the railway in Great Britain has been structured over the last 30 years.

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  • Moving the deckchairs on Scotlands ferry programme before the storm hits [Subscription]n Scottish government circles, Im told, it is known as Project Neptune the moniker consultants at EY have attached to their advice to ministers on what to do about the organisational clutter that is failing to deliver reliable ferry services for many of Scotlands island communities. Neptune was the Roman god of the seas. It is also the furthest known planet from the Sun, an icy world that has been visited by mankind, or at least one of its satellites, only once by Voyager 2, in 1989.
  • Wizz Air takes Gatwick airport slots off NorwegianWizz Air, which is taking on Ryanair and easyJet in the discount European short-haul market, has won take-off rights at Gatwick in a move that is likely to fire up an era of cut-throat competition at Britains second airport.

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  • Automotive output falls 28.7 per cent despite EV boostThe UK automotive output declined 28.7 per cent in November to 75,756 units produced. According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released today, both domestic and overseas markets plunged, going down 18.8 and 30.4 per cent respectively. These are incredibly worrying figures, underscoring the severity of situation facing the automotive [...] The post Automotive output falls 28.7 per cent despite EV boost appeared first on CityAM.
  • Brits will have to pay for entry to the EU from 2022: Bloc to demand cash and pre-approval as post-Brexit trips to Europe are no longer for freeBrits will have to start paying €7 per person and pre-register their details in order to enter the European Union from next year. Reports had surfaced in various European media in recent weeks that access to all Schengen EU countries would come at a cost from 2022, and when approached by City A.M. this morning, [...] The post Brits will have to pay for entry to the EU from 2022: Bloc to demand cash and pre-approval as post-Brexit trips to Europe are no longer for free appeared first on CityAM.

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