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Rolls-Royce to fly electric planes ‘next year’ [subscription]

The race to develop electric planes has speeded up with plans by Rolls-Royce to create the fastest zero-emission aircraft in the world.

Heathrow breaks through 80m passenger mark as it plans for expansion

A record-breaking 80m passengers travelled through Heathrow last year as the airport reaped the rewards of larger planes and an increase in bookings.

Furious councillors call for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to explain rail 'mess'

AN INFLUENTIAL panel of West Yorkshire politicians has called on Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to explain why improvements to the region’s rail service are not being made.

Local MP Ruth Cadbury says expansion will mean more cars being used

Ruth Cadbury MP has questioned Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over his determination to pursue expansion at Heathrow without it being conditional on additional rail access to the airport from the South and West.

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