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The airline suspends sales for a week in response to the airport's cap on passenger numbers.

394 schemes to benefit from £5.7bn city transport fund

The Department for Transport (DfT) has detailed how £5.7bn of government funding will be divided up between seven city regions to be spent on a total of 394 sustainable transport schemes over the next five years.

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  • Large tortoise on the track stops Norwich to Stansted trainsAnimal that halted services for more than an hour had a damaged shell and was apparently escaped from local wildlife centreA large tortoise on the track caused trains to come to a halt in south-eastern England, a rail company informed travellers on Monday.Greater Anglia rail tweeted that trains between Norwich and Stansted airport were stopped for more than an hour due to a “giant tortoise”. Continue reading...
  • British Airways suspends Heathrow short-haul ticket sales – reportDomestic and European flights withdrawn from sale until next Monday as airlines deal with airport’s passenger cap British Airways has reportedly suspended selling short-haul tickets from Heathrow for at least a week.Tens of thousands of flights have already been cancelled this summer as the industry struggles to cope with the demand for air travel amid staffing shortages. Continue reading...

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  • Deadline approaches for Mayor to spell out terms of TfL funding deal The Mayor of London is considering a long-term funding offer to Transport for London from the government, and although no details have been released, it is reported to be worth around �3.6 billion. An early decision is crucial because the latest in a series of short-term settlements to keep TfL going will expire in one day from now, while the RMT is urgently demanding details if a forthcoming strike is to be averted.

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  • Chiltern Railways investigates HVO fuelChiltern is the last purely diesel-operated railway into London, and with government funding for electrification unlikely to be available in the immediate future, it is looking to reduce its carbon footprint.

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