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  • UK railways are heading into a perfect storm. Now is the time to nationalise them | Christian WolmarThese services are an essential part of the nation‚Äôs fabric, but still ministers fixate on cutting costs over providing a service‚ÄúSo, Mum/Dad, what are the railways for?‚ÄĚ That is the question the UK rail industry will be dreading hearing in a post-pandemic world. This is not quite the existential crisis rail faced in the aftermath of the extensive Beeching cuts to the network in the mid-1960s, but that‚Äôs cold comfort. There is a considerable risk that services are going to deteriorate massively in 2022, sending the sector into the kind of downward spiral that was last experienced in the 1970s ...
  • Roman town‚Äôs remains found below Northamptonshire field on HS2 routeFindings surpass experts‚Äô expectations after buildings, wells, coins and wide road discoveredA wealthy Roman trading town, whose inhabitants adorned themselves with jewellery and ate from fine pottery, has been discovered half a metre below the surface of a remote field in Northamptonshire.A 10-metre-wide Roman road, domestic and industrial buildings, more than 300 coins and at least four wells have been unearthed at the site, where 80 archaeologists have been working for the past 12 months. Continue reading...
  • Sadiq Khan warns London could become mired in gridlockLondon mayor urges people to make greener journeys as figures show fall in walking, cycling and use of public transportLondon could become mired in gridlock because of a shift towards driving as a means of transport during the Covid pandemic, the city‚Äôs mayor, Sadiq Khan has said, warning that it risks creating a new health crisis from increased pollution.While levels of walking and cycling have risen in the capital, the overall proportion of people making sustainable journeys has fallen as a result of the collapse in numbers using public transport. Continue reading...

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  • New France ruling aims to reduce energy use in transportA new French law sets the scene for recognising the health hazards of driving, and seeks to encourage people to reduce their overall mobility energy use. From March 1 the legislation will require that one of three statements be included in any car advertisements in France.

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