Category Archives: travel

Just occasionally I get to be a tourist.

Just occasionally there is a gap in my day and I get to be a tourist. Even on a bitterly cold January day which started out today at minus three degrees C there is still something immensely special about London. … Continue reading

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The Northington Grange

Located near Winchester this English Heritage property is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture. A lovely walk around the outside in rolling north Hampshire countryside. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Road Safety Foundation supports “Safe Roads for All” report.

The Road Safety Foundation is backing the Safe Roads for All report released today by an alliance of road safety experts and organisations. The group urges Government to launch a robust and far-reaching Road Safety Strategy that addresses safe and healthy mobility … Continue reading

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Regional holiday travel beckons…..

Source: Ben Groundwater is my favourite travel writer at Fairfax Media traveller.com.au and his piece today could apply anywhere in the world as the pandemic makes local travel the only serious option for the foreseeable. Dear regional Australia, I’m sorry. … Continue reading

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TfL spending will not return to pre-Covid levels anytime soon.

SOURCE: http://www.transportxtra.com Transport investment in London is likely to fall significantly over the next few years, as Transport for London grapples with the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Public transport demand has plummeted, wrecking TfL’s financial plans, including the … Continue reading

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Is it time to ease restrictions?

As I begin week six of my isolation – along with millions of others – I am minded to reflect personally on where we are and, with greater difficulty, where we are heading. I have a foot firmly planted in … Continue reading

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Venice tourism controls.

VENICE is continuing in its fight against over-tourism by tracking the number of tourists that come to the city, although controversially, the council will be tapping in to mobile phones to do so. By LAUREN O’CALLAGHAN “Daily Express” Photo inset shows … Continue reading

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Weak bridges in Scotland.

Scandal of Scotland’s crumbling bridges after years of warnings SCOTLAND’S motorway and trunk road network has 36 weak bridges, including some of the country’s busiest and most historic crossings. The list includes raised approaches to the Erskine Bridge and the … Continue reading

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French President Macron says UK needs to do more.

French President Emmanuel Macron visited Calais today (16.01.18) and called on the UK to take in more migrants and spend more on border security. Responding, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “I am baffled by President Macron’s comments. What does … Continue reading

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Gergely Raccuja wins Wolfson Economics Prize.

A recent graduate from UCL has won the £250,000 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, for his answer to the question “How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good … Continue reading

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