A debate by MPs over the price of fuel will involve a number of ministers asking that the government works harder to make sure that costs are kept under control amid public outcry. An e-petition demanding that the price at the pumps is cut has been signed by around 100,000 people. George Osborne has already […]
The investigation into the M5 crash which took place last Friday night could take weeks, according to Justine Greening, the transport secretary. She was speaking to MPs when she confirmed that the incident had resulted in seven people dying, and 51 being injured. The pile up involved a total of 37 vehicles. Avon and Somerset […]
The severe weather last winter caused disruption on transport networks across Scotland. ScotRail is hoping that by employing a number of new measures this year it will be able to avoid a repeat of the chaos on the trains. The operator has unveiled a £2 million package of measures, including tunnels made of plastic, which […]
Some parts of the UK can expect heavy downpours today as the authorities warn of localised flooding. Flood warnings have been put in place for Bridlington, in East Yorkshire, and Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. Flood alerts have also been issued by the Environment Agency for coastal areas and rivers in Devon and Cornwall. According to […]
A German tourist visiting French Polynesia with his girlfriend may have been eaten by cannibals. Stefan Ramin went missing last month after landing on the island of Nuku Hiva. According to reports, he set out on a hunting expedition with a local guide, but failed to return. The guide told Heika Dorsch, Mr Ramin’s girlfriend, […]
Ministers are considering plans to link Gatwick and Heathrow airports via a high speed railway service. The idea is to create a virtual hub, currently being called Heathwick, which could help to tackle the problem of diminishing capacity at airports in the south east. The trains would travel at up to 180mph meaning the journey […]
Members of British Airways’ Executive Club are being offered the opportunity to attend an advanced safety course. For around £125, customers will be taught advanced techniques which they can use in the case of an emergency. The session lasts for around four hours and shows trainees how best to evacuate their seats and where life […]
Virgin Atlantic owner, Sir Richard Branson, has said that he will consult with regulators about British Airways’ decision to purchase six landing and take-off slots from troubled BMI at Heathrow. BA is already holds more slots than any other airline at the London hub by far. According to a statement made by Virgin, Sir Richard […]
British Airways is to look to planemakers Boeing and Airbus for replacements for its fleet of 747 jumbos. The flag carrier has 55 of the older aircraft, the largest number of any airline on the planet. According to Alexander Grant, fleet manager for BA, the carrier will be comparing the merits of the wide-body Airbus […]
An ambulance driver has been killed after a tree was blown down by strong winds and his passenger has been injured. The incident took place in County Durham on the A688 as Hurricane Katia battered much of the UK. The Met Office issued weather warnings and has advised some areas that flooding may occur as […]
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