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Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flights

Airline aims to ‘streamline health verification’ for travel as vaccinations begin Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney with Qantas investigating similar technology.As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to the potential resumption of international travel and how Australia could track whether potential visitors have been vaccinated. Continue reading...

MP calls for reopening of railway extension

AN MP has launched a campaign to look at reopening a railway to link a rural community to a main line.

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  • Air New Zealand to trial Covid vaccine passport on Sydney flightsAirline aims to ‘streamline health verification’ for travel as vaccinations begin Air New Zealand will trial a digital vaccine passport in April on flights between Auckland and Sydney with Qantas investigating similar technology.As vaccination begins in Australia, attention has turned to the potential resumption of international travel and how Australia could track whether potential visitors have been vaccinated. Continue reading...
  • Denver plane engine fire consistent with metal fatigue in fan blade, say investigatorsUS reveals preliminary results of inquiry into Pratt & Whitney engine fire that led to grounding of dozens of Boeing 777s around the worldMetal fatigue in the fan blades may have been behind the engine failure of a Boeing jet in Denver at the weekend, the US National Transportation Safety Board has said.The Pratt & Whitney engine caught fire shortly after take off on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200, during a flight from Denver to Honolulu, with 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard. Pilots issued a mayday call and returned to Denver. Continue reading...
  • Tunnel visions and the romance of the railways in Scotland | LettersReaders respond to an article by Ian Jack on proposals for a rail tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland and a long-lost railway lineIan Jack (A tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland? Fantasy has replaced British modesty, 19 February) mentioned “a vast munitions dump on the seabed” on the route of the proposed rail tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The dump lies in the Beaufort Dyke, a deep trench in the North Channel. I reported its presence nearly 30 years ago for BBC News. The Ministry of Defence originally told me that it had dumped munitions there since the end of...
  • Fifth HS2 protester leaves Euston tunnelLarch Maxey’s exit leaves four in tunnel, as judge grants possession order to HS2A fifth HS2 protester has voluntarily left the Euston tunnel, leaving four people still in occupation.The decision by Dr Larch Maxey came on the same day that a high court judge granted a possession order to HS2 for the site in London. Continue reading...

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  • Yodel cuts emissions by 25%UK independent parcel carrier Yodel has reduced its carbon emissions by 25% despite record growth over the last five years. The significant reduction can be attributed to Yodels 17m investment in its fleet and technology. Fleet improvements As part of its long-term commitment to more sustainable deliveries, Yodel has introduced a policy whereby all vehicles owned by the business must be three years old or younger. Thanks to this initiative, every Yodel vehicle is Low Emissions Zone (LEZ), Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), and Euro 6 compliant, meeting all Clean Air Zones (C...
  • Business support scheme to boost UK space industry has lift offThe up to 10-week Business Accelerator programme, delivered in partnership with business growth experts from Entrepreneurial Spark and The University of Strathclyde, offers free virtual sessions to help companies with their sights set on space to make progress. Businesses that may not have previously considered the opportunities presented by the space industry can also benefit. Pre-launch activity already involves a nationwide targeting of relevant businesses to alert them to the possibilities for growth. The scheme, getting under way in early March, aims to find entrepreneurs from a wide ra...
  • Government announces plan to scrap EU law, ensuring British drivers avoid 50 a year insurance hikeBritish drivers will avoid an estimated 50 a year increase in motor insurance costs as the government confirms it plans to do away with the controversial EU Vnuk law, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced. The Vnuk law requires a wider range of vehicles than those such as cars and motorbikes to be insured, including ones previously not requiring insurance, such as golf buggies, mobility scooters and quad bikes. The law also extends to vehicles on private land, meaning people with a ride-on lawnmower at home would require insurance where it would have previously not ...

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