Nearly a quarter of a century after the rail network was privatised, the government says it is ending the franchise system to simplify things for passengers.
As fewer people use trains during the pandemic, billions of pounds of taxpayer money has been used to plug the gap for the private companies that run the trains.
Today the Transport Secretary said the emergency support would continue for the foreseeable future as he scrapped the franchise model, brought in during the 1990s.
The dramatic struggle to fight a Tier 3 lockdown in the North East – Chronicle Live
It is understood talks on the North East’s coronavirus infection rates will start again next week
It was a dramatic fornight, where leaders fought brutal Tier 3 lockdown restrictions winning the region a reprieve, and its not over yet.
On Monday October 12 leaders were told the region would not be placed into the most draconian of coronavirus measures, marking the start of a dramatic ongoing struggle.
It is understood leaders fiercely pushed back against the proposals which could have seen the region placed into the strictest category along with Liverpool.
For two million people, that could…
Huge surge in Somerset’s coronavirus cases as almost 200 recorded in 24 hours – Somerset Live
Today’s figures are 18 times higher than what they were in September
There has been a huge spike in coronavirus cases across Somerset over the past 24 hours.
Today (October 23) 184 infections have been recorded across all six areas in the county,
Today’s figures are 18 times than those being recorded at the end of September, which were around 10 per day.
For the second consecutive day, North Somerset saw the biggest rise, with 62 new cases.
Bath and North East Somerset also reported a significant increase, with 55 positive lab tests overnight.
Food recall: Sainsbury’s and Aldi issue warning as salmonella found in food – full list – Express
SAINSBURY’S and Aldi have issued warnings on products sold in stores. Some items could contain salmonella which makes them unsafe for customers to eat.
Food recalls are not often issued but should be taken seriously by customers. Sainsbury’s and Aldi have recalled food items that could contain salmonella.Symptoms include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
The affected packs are 300 grams with the batch code 2653152 and best before date of September 8, 2021.
Anyone who has purchased one of the above packs is being urged not to consume it.
Instead, the item can be returned to the store where it was bought for a refund.
Point of sale notices have…
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