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Thameslink's performance targets were downgraded across nearly every category from last year. The targets are set by the government's department for transport.

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  • Car cloning: innocent UK motorists get fines as scams accelerateIf a criminal breaks the law in a car with the same number plates as yours, you could be treated as liableOn Wednesday, Bouchaib Moussaid's £8,000 Kia Sportage car was all set to be sold at auction by bailiffs. The care worker, who lives in St Albans in Hertfordshire, and his extended family have spent the last few weeks trying to stop the sale.Moussaid is one of a growing number of people who have had their car cloned. Continue reading...

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  • Airline starts weighing passengers at the gateFinnair's new project at Helsinki airport is weighing volunteer passengers at the gate, along with their hand luggage. The pilot scheme is to help the airline better calculate accurate weights of passengers and baggage being loaded onto the plane.


  • GWR battery train test runs to start this spring The long-running battery train project on Great Western Railway is set to move forward this spring, when trial operation begins on a branch line in west London. GWR took over the development of battery units based on former London Underground trains when their innovator Vivarail went into administration at the end of 2022. The tests on the Greenford branch will involve a short length of conductor rail at West Ealing station which is used to charge the batteries and is only live when a train is over it.

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  • Derestricting e-bikes and UK lawThere’s a thriving business in tech that allows e-bikes to be derestricted. However, once an electric bicycle exceeds the power limits set out in UK regulations, it becomes a motorcycle in the eyes of the law. That means that when you’re stopped by the police, you can be charged with riding an unlicensed and uninsured motorbike. The resulting penalty points… The post Derestricting e-bikes and UK law appeared first on ETA.

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