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Yorkshire mayors join forces with others across north calling on Grant Shapps to commit to Northern Powerhouse Rail

Yorkshire mayors have joined forces with others across the north of England calling on the Government to commit to Northern Powerhouse Rail and warning they are at risk of “exacerbating the north-south divide” if they do not invest.

How engineers restored the abandoned Dartmoor railway line in just nine months

For the first time in nearly 50 years, regular passenger services will run on the formerly-abandoned Dartmoor Line, connecting Okehampton to Exeter.

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  • Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projectsCritics see the awful business of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration value. As Star Trek's iconic Captain James T Kirk, he voyaged the universe for the good of humanity. The nonagenarian actor William Shatner's brief, real-life thrill ride off the planet today, however, is much less about advancing the species as promoting the fortunes of Blue Origin, the private space company owned by the Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos that's taking him there.

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  • EasyJet set to fly into winter with £1bn losses [subscription]The short-haul European carrier, a big player at British airports such as Gatwick, Manchester and Luton, is experiencing a pick-up in passenger demand to winter sunspots such as the Canaries — capacity is up 140 per cent for half term. It also claimed that there has been a return of appetite for city breaks and of business passengers.

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