Troubled bus company withdraws Sheffield school service

Sarah Marshall has reported that a bus service which transports children to a Sheffield secondary school will run for the last time tomorrow, it was confirmed today. Brightbus who operate the 785 bus service, which runs from Bents Green to Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fulwood Road, Endcliffe, told The Star service will be…

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Strikes put brakes on car makers

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Alex Ralph has reported car manufacturing fell 18.2% in the UK last month compared with a year ago, according to the industry trade association, after strike action at BMW. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said output fell to 122,116 in April, citing the later Easter bank holiday weekend which reduced the number of…

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Bus company boss says city heading for traffic chaos

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Matt Oliver has reported that the Oxford Bus Company chief has said the city is still on course for traffic chaos when the Westgate Shopping Centre reopens – despite fresh plans to tackle concerns. With time running out ahead of the centre’s launch in October, Phil Southall said a series of changes to roads and…

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Supermarkets to charge extra for petrol during the school run

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Katie Morley has reported that supermarkets plan to charge drivers more for petrol on bank holidays and while on the school run. Major supermarkets are currently in late-stage talks with Denmark-based a2i Systems, which sells the computer algorithm that could be installed within months. Petrol prices could move several times over the course of a…

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Legal battle casts doubt on plan for Crossrail to stop at Heathrow

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A plan for London’s Crossrail line to stop at Heathrow airport may be derailed by a dispute over fees. Gail Plimmer has reported that the Elizabeth line will run from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield in the east. However, the owners of Heathrow are in dispute with the Office of Rail and…

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Poll shows 34% are ready to ditch cars for apps

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Ride-sharing and on-demand apps are considered a viable alternative to car ownership by 34% of 8,000 people surveyed by Capgemini across eight countries, including the UK, France, USA, Germany, China and Brazil.

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The timeline for Crossrail 2 will be derailed by the general election

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The future progress of Crossrail 2 could be delayed by the election as the government does not intend to give the £30bn project’s business case the approval by the end of the month. Crossrail 2 chief executive Michele Dix said last month she wanted a decision by the end of May at the latest on…

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Bus service cuts will ‘isolate the elderly and young’

Cheshire East launched a 10-week consultation today into subsidised bus services, saying it needs to save £1.5m.  The changes proposed by the council include axing buses running on evenings and Sundays. However opposition MPs have said that shift workers won’t be able to get to work and pensioners won’t have a way of getting to…

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May pledges to scrap tolls for motorists on the Severn Crossing

Theresa May has pledged to scrap tolls for all vehicles on the Severn Crossings if she wins the election. She believes abolishing the charges would boost economic fortunes on both sides of the river by up to £100m and would benefit an estimated 25m drivers a year. The policy would be implemented next year if…

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