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Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

Full speed ahead as HS2 gets Royal Assent

HS2 Bill gains Royal Assent paving way for new rail line that will increase capacity on our railways, connect the biggest cities, generating jobs and economic growth.

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UK government funds City of Derry air link

UK government funds City of Derry air link

Government announces £3.8 million for a Londonderry to London air route to begin at the end of March.

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£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

£4 million awarded for tech which gives motorists advance notice of congestion and free parking spaces

Government awards £4 million for tech projects that will cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment.

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New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines

New legal powers could send UK scientists into space to research vaccines and medicines

New legal powers could send British scientists into space to conduct zero-gravity medical experiments.

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Change of venue for Crofton information event: Monday 20 Febuary 2017

Change of venue for Crofton information event: Monday 20 Febuary 2017

Due to demand, we are moving the Crofton information event to a larger venue. The date and time of the event remain unchanged.

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Petunia Seaways and Peggotty report published

Petunia Seaways and Peggotty report published

Collision between ro-ro freight ferry Petunia Seaways and historic motor launch Peggotty on the River Humber.

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VDR data extraction from MV Cabrera

VDR data extraction from MV Cabrera

MAIB assists the Greek Hellenic Bureau for Marine Casualties Investigation in data recovery

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£170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

£170 million plan to dual vital Somerset road

Drivers will see quicker, safer and more reliable journeys in Somerset under government plans to tackle congestion on the A303.

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MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance

MOT fails could be avoided by basic car maintenance

New figures have revealed that carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their annual MOT.

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Deal agreed to ease restrictions on flights between the two nations

Deal agreed to ease restrictions on flights between the two nations

New aviation deal agreed to boost tourism and trade between Global Britain and India.

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Vacancies: Inspectors of Air Accidents (Operations)

Vacancies: Inspectors of Air Accidents (Operations)

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is recruiting Inspectors of Air Accidents.

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City of Rotterdam and Primula Seaways report published

City of Rotterdam and Primula Seaways report published

Collision between the pure car carrier City of Rotterdam and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways on the River Humber.

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Freight train derailment, Lewisham

Freight train derailment, Lewisham

Investigation into a freight train derailment, Lewisham, London, 24 January 2017.

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Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

Law change demands equal treatment for disabled taxi users

From 6 April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users.

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New powers to crack down on laser attacks

New powers to crack down on laser attacks

Shining lasers at pilots, train or bus drivers could mean attackers face fines or jail sentence under new laws.

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'Catalogue of failures' led to collision in the Humber in May 2016

'Catalogue of failures' led to collision in the Humber in May 2016

The masters of two vessels that collided in the Humber during thick fog in May last year have been fined £3,000 each, plus costs.

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Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

The draft Airports National Policy Statement is published today and will be subject to a public consultation.

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Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

Major step forward in building a global Britain as public has its say on airport expansion

The draft Airports National Policy Statement is published today and will be subject to a public consultation.

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Serious signalling irregularity at Cardiff East Junction

Serious signalling irregularity at Cardiff East Junction

Investigation into a serious signalling irregularity at Cardiff East Junction, 29 December 2016.

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Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway

Work to improve disabled access to toilets on trains and at stations is underway

Industry has committed to improve accessibility for disabled passengers after talks with the Rail Minister.

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Toby Wallace report published

Toby Wallace report published

Fatal man overboard from ocean rowing boat in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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New vehicle tax rates from 1 April 2017

New vehicle tax rates from 1 April 2017

The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with DVLA from 1 April 2017.

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Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Almost £1 million awarded to 66 water rescue charities

Projects across the UK awarded funding for rescue equipment and training.

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Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years

Boost for motorists as government proposes no MOT test for first 4 years

New proposals unveiled which would extend the period before the first MOT test is needed from 3 to 4 years.

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Search underway for company to build HS2 trains in £2.75 billion government rail investment

Search underway for company to build HS2 trains in £2.75 billion government rail investment

Hundreds of jobs will be created by the investment, boosting Britain's skills and expertise in this sector.

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New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released

New opportunities offered as details of new rail franchise are released

Government releases details of new West Coast Partnership rail franchise.

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MCA’s Survey & Inspection Transformation Programme gets the green light

MCA’s Survey & Inspection Transformation Programme gets the green light

The MCA’s Survey and Inspection Transformation Programme has been given the green light to implement proposed changes to the grades and terms and conditions of Marine Surveyors.

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Maritime & Coastguard Agency appoints Doug Barrow as Director of the UK Ship Register

Maritime & Coastguard Agency appoints Doug Barrow as Director of the UK Ship Register

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has appointed a new Director of the UK Ship Register (UKSR), Doug Barrow. The appointment is part of a wider commitment to generate growth in the maritime sector, encourage greater investment in the UK and promote the UK flag as a world-class register that attracts quality ship owners.

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The AAIB has sent a team to Oxfordshire

The AAIB has sent a team to Oxfordshire

The AAIB has sent a team to investigate an aircraft accident that occurred in Oxfordshire

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Severn Crossing tolls to be slashed by up to 75%

Severn Crossing tolls to be slashed by up to 75%

Government proposes cuts to Severn Crossing tolls.

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Government allocates £1.2 billion roads funding to councils

Government allocates £1.2 billion roads funding to councils

£1.2 billion local roads funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times.

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HS2 ground investigation surveys event 23 January 2017: Kilburn

HS2 ground investigation surveys event 23 January 2017: Kilburn

We would like to invite you to an information event about HS2 ground investigation surveys in your area.

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Public consultation launched to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

Public consultation launched to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted

New measures to cut night flight noise at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted published for consultation.

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Next step in major investment for south west as A303 Stonehenge plans published

Next step in major investment for south west as A303 Stonehenge plans published

Plans for tunnel under Stonehenge, part of roads package to cut congestion in the south-west.

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Johanna C report published

Johanna C report published

Fatal accident during cargo operations on UK registered cargo vessel Johanna C at Songkhla, Thailand.

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AAIB Special Bulletin S1/2017 Sikorsky S 92A, G WNSR

AAIB Special Bulletin S1/2017   Sikorsky S 92A, G WNSR

Sikorsky S-92A (G-WNSR), loss of yaw control on landing at West Franklin Platform, North Sea

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Fatal collision between a tram and a pedestrian, Sheffield

Fatal collision between a tram and a pedestrian, Sheffield

Investigation into a fatal accident at Woodbourn Road, Sheffield, 22 December 2016.

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Medical evacuation 100 nauticle miles south of Newquay

Medical evacuation 100 nauticle miles south of Newquay

UK coastguard flies a 100 miles just inside French waters to rescue an unwell fisherman

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Virtual modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays in the future

Virtual modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays in the future

Study shows driverless cars could significantly reduce delays.

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Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch

Rail regulator to set out national safety framework for train dispatch

Transport Secretary welcomes the independent Office of Rail and Road report into safety of driver-operated trains.

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The AAIB is sending a team to Aberdeen

The AAIB is sending a team to Aberdeen

The AAIB is sending a team to investigate an incident involving a helicopter

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Plans to let learner drivers have motorway driving lessons revealed

Plans to let learner drivers have motorway driving lessons revealed

Learner drivers will be allowed to have driving lessons on motorways with a driving instructor in a car fitted with dual controls.

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DVSA sets out proposals to improve motorcycle training

DVSA sets out proposals to improve motorcycle training

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation asking for views on proposals to improve motorcycle training.

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Vehicle operators: updated guidance from Traffic Commissioners

Vehicle operators: updated guidance from Traffic Commissioners

Revised statutory documents introduced from 1 January 2017.

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Collision between train and maintenance equipment, Stowe Hill Tunnel

Collision between train and maintenance equipment, Stowe Hill Tunnel

Collision between passenger train and a trolley, Stowe Hill Tunnel, Northamptonshire, 7 December 2016.

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