Category Archives: travel

6,584 miles travelled per person

Press Association. The distance people travel, including on foot, has still not reached pre-recession levels, Government figures have shown. On average each person in England travelled 6,584 miles in 2013 – slightly down on the 6,599 figure for 2012 and … Continue reading

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Massey Ferguson tractor reaches the South Pole

Early in my working life I spent a very happy decade with Massey-Ferguson in Coventry – and the company still keeps in touch by various routes: A Dutch woman who’s already driven her tractor across Europe and Africa reached a … Continue reading

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Tower Bridge glass walkways open

For a different view of London, head to Tower Bridge, where high level walkways with glass floors were opened to the public on Monday. The walkways will provide spectacular bird’s eye views of the bridge lifts, which generally occur every … Continue reading

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Mayor of London unveils segregated urban cycleways

Transport for London said they would be Europe’s longest substantially-segregated cycleways. There will be north-south and east-west routes, with other protected cycle routes being created for dangerous junctions. The cycleways are central to the mayor’s £913m investment in improving cycling … Continue reading

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HS2: I will fight against it – Treasury Minister

Andrea Leadsom, the new Treasury minister, urges David Cameron to rethink the HS2 rail project, saying £50 billion investment is poor value for money. David Cameron’s new Treasury minister has called for a “dramatic rethink” of the High Speed 2 … Continue reading

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office helpful advice for those many people visiting the Eurovision Song Contest!

How very thoughtful of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to issue an advice note to those thousands of UK citizens who will be visiting the Eurovision Song Contest: It is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 6 to 10 May … Continue reading

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TRAVEL SAFETY BY ROAD, RAIL AND AIR: WHO’S ACCOUNTABLE?

The Transport Safety Commission – a newly-formed body with 16 members drawn from the UK Parliament and from the air, rail and road safety professions and related sectors – is calling for evidence to guide its first inquiry under the … Continue reading

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