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Airport noise increases risk of heart disease, study suggests

The highest noise levels, particularly at night, are associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure and heart flutter, say scientsts

British Airways accused of 'degrading' work over possible outsourcing of jobs from Newcastle centre

Any deal would likely see the airline’s call centres in Newcastle and Manchester, which employ 1,400 people, outsourced to Capita

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Her Majesty the Queen names Great Western Railway IEP at London Paddington

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  • Airport noise increases risk of heart disease, study suggestsThe highest noise levels, particularly at night, are associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure and heart flutter, say scientsts
  • Oslo's car ban sounded simple enough. Then the backlash beganWhen Oslo decided to be the first European city to ban cars from its centre, businesses protested. So the city did the next best thing: it banned parkingOne day late last summer, in Frogner, a central neighbourhood of Oslo, Nils Sandberg received a note. “It simply stated that shortly, parking spaces in these streets would disappear and bicycle lanes would be built,” says Sandberg. He spoke to neighbours, and learned they had all received the same note. “This came as a total surprise and shock.” Continue reading...
  • Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist?Driverless cars appear unstoppable – except of course you can simply walk in front of one and force it to stop. Could this conundrum eventually mean a return to a dystopian world of segregated urban highways?Picture yourself cycling down a city street in the year 2035. You’re late for a meeting, but the road you must cross ahead has recently been designated an “Autonomous Vehicle-only” route, where platoons of driverless cars whizz past, mere centimetres apart from each other. You can’t ride across it, as cyclists and pedestrians have been banned for fear they would slow the driverless traffic...

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  • Beth West steps down as HS2 commercial director to join LandsecAnother top-level executive at HS2 has left the company with only months left until work begins delivering the £55m rail project. In an email sent around to staff at the company, commercial director Beth West announced that she would be leaving HS2 in the autumn after four-and-a-half years...
  • 'Great progress' made in rail sector skills delivery plan so far, NSAR revealsConsiderable progress has been made into delivering on key targets set out in the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan, the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) has today revealed. Launched by DfT and the wider industry in December 2016, the plan aims to support ambitious rail investment...
  • Plans for £125m Oxford station revamp unveiled Initial plans for a £125m revamp of Oxford station have this week been released by Oxford City Council. The design includes plans for a new building fronted by a public square inspired by King’s Cross station, as well as a multi-storey car park, bus interchange, hotel, new housing as...

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