Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

Media captionRail cost rises should be reduced, says transport secretary Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares increase by a maximum of 3.2% in January 2019. The rise, determined by the RPI inflation measure, could add more than £100 to annual season ticket prices. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for future […]

Regulated rail fares to increase by 3.2% next year

Regulated rail fares to increase by 3.2% next year

Media captionRail cost rises should be reduced, says transport secretary Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares increase by 3.2% in January 2019. The rise, determined by the RPI inflation measure, could add more than £100 to annual season tickets. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for future rail fare and wage […]

Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975

Image copyright Getty Images UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June – the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. They also show a rise in productivity, but a slowdown in wage growth. Wages, excluding bonuses, grew by 2.7% in […]

Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

Image copyright Palestinian embassy in Tunis/Facebook Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise for being present when a wreath was laid in memory of some of those accused of the 1972 Munich terror attack. The Labour leader has been criticised over the 2014 event […]

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jeremy Hunt held talks with Finnish counterpart Timo Soini. Jeremy Hunt has told the EU it faces a “strategic choice” about whether to strike a mutually beneficial deal with the UK. The foreign secretary is in Helsinki to discuss the UK’s Brexit plan at the start of a three-day tour […]

Westminster car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

Westminster car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

Media captionArmed police responded after a vehicle crashed into security barriers Several people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. Armed police, ambulances and firefighters are responding to the incident in central London, which happened shortly after 07:30 BST. Officers were seen surrounding the […]

Armed police at Westminster crash site

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. It is reported that cyclists were hit, but police do not believe anybody is in a life-threatening condition. Armed police at Westminster crash site}

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US jury found that chemical giant Monsanta knew its Roundup weedkiller was dangerous and failed to warn consumer An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by “promoting” a controversial weedkiller has defended her action. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey tweeted: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” on […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The government said its “new deal” would “rebalance the relationship […]

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