The Department of Transport 'remodes' itself into comedy
Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Trending on Twitter yesterday: an unlikely YouTube clip courtesy of the Department of Transport. "The Government is aiming to positively change its travel by 50 per cent during the Olympics to help manage demand on the capital's transport system," it announces.
And "Operation StepChange" is being trialled first by Transport ministers, who are trying out "new patterns" of travelling to work – as this cheap-as-chips public-service video records. For instance, the MP Mike Penning left home at 6.15am, or so he claims to camera outside the Commons. A noble sacrifice.
Secretary of State Justine Greening took the dramatic step of getting to a Cabinet meeting on foot! "Across the whole department we're trying to re-route, re-mode, re-time and reduce our travel, so I'm re-moding at the moment." (Re-mode?! Nope. Me neither)
A breathless Francis Maude cycled to Downing Street. "You feel great afterwards," he wheezed. Ah, the spirit of the Games. Watch: ind.pn/DoTvid
filmNymphomaniac is more Carl Dreyer than sexploitation of Russ Meyer
scienceScientists find the answer to a question that even puzzled Darwin
arts + entsThe 'Friends' actor on his new role as campaigner on addiction issues
Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
Colin Farrell reveals ‘affair’ with Elizabeth Taylor: 'She was my last romantic relationship'
Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
India-US row over escalates over arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York
Peter O'Toole: Tales of the late film icon
- 1 Facebook 'self-censorship': study records when you don't post to find more ways to share
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Vitamin pills are a waste of money, offer no health benefits and could be harmful - study
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- < Previous
- Next >
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior C# ASP.NET Deve...
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior QA Engineer Tes...
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: QA Automation Explorat...
£50000 - £75000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Implementation...