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Covid vaccine passport may not be ready as travel restarts [subscription]

The government is struggling to find a way of letting British holidaymakers prove they have been vaccinated when foreign travel resumes in less than a fortnight.

Just the ticket Bus services return to public control

MPs Andrew Gwynne and Jonathan Reynolds, both heavily involved in the Campaign for Better Buses, are confident passengers will get a better deal when Greater Manchester services are taken back under public control.

Axing HS2’s eastern leg will lead to supply chain job cuts

Suppliers working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have warned of widespread job losses if the eastern leg of the line is axed or mothballed in the upcoming Integrated Rail Plan.

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  • Carbon offsets used by major airlines based on flawed system, warn expertsGuardian investigation finds carbon credits generated by forest protection schemes are based on flawed system
  • HS2 workers to exhume 3,000 bodies in Buckinghamshire churchyardArchaeologists say findings at Old St Mary's church in Stoke Mandeville will shed light on life dating back to Norman timesHS2 contractors are planning to disinter 3,000 bodies discovered in a churchyard in Buckinghamshire that lies in the path of the new high-speed rail link.Archaeologists excavating a site at Old St Mary's church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, which was built shortly after the Norman conquest in AD1080, discovered the ancient burial site in the churchyard.
  • Pension funds urged to help UK reach net zero climate goalsCampaigners say many investments still high carbon and call on firms to sign green pensions charterPension funds must set a target of net zero emissions for their investments if the UK is to meet its climate goals, influential figures in climate activism have urged.Many people are unaware of whether their pensions funds are invested in fossil fuels or high-carbon activities, and even companies that have publicly committed to reaching net zero emissions may have pension fund investments that are still wedded to high-carbon businesses.

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  • Porterbrook to develop dedicated freight strategyUK: Rolling stock leasing and management company Porterbrook has appointed of Mark Wyborn as its new Head of Freight Commercial, with responsibility for developing its first dedicated freight strategy and building ‘strong commercial partnerships’ with existing freight operators, new market entrants and Network Rail.

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