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Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have been challenged by one of Labour’s most loyal union leaders to stop treating the proposed HS2 rail scheme as a “political football” and to give Labour’s unambiguous backing to the £42bn project.
They once toiled underground in Kent but found themselves jobless after mining ended. Now the transformation of an old pit is bringing them hope
When the two ends of the Channel Tunnel met in 1990, the moment was marked by a shaking of hands between a construction worker from France and one from England, followed by a mutual crossing of hundreds of workers. The man who enabled that meeting to take place through the production of special laser guidance equipment was Peter Zollman, a Hungarian refugee from the 1956 revolution, who was only 25 when he arrived in England with a degree in electrical engineering and who went on to win three Queen's Awards for technological innovation and export in the industry.
The Franco-English show is the first dual language production for UK TV
Yes, the new railway will go faster; but the reason to build it is not just speed – it is capacity
The man who pays his way
Eurostar today said publicity from last summer’s Olympics saw a surge of passengers from the US, Australia and Brazil occupy its seats this year.
Compensation measures for residents affected by the London-Birmingham HS2 high-speed rail project will go “significantly beyond statutory requirements”, the Government promised today.
Christmas travellers will have their getaway plans disrupted by a strike in Belgium on Thursday.
High-speed Eurostar train services through the Channel Tunnel were severely disrupted today due to an electrical power supply problem near London.
The man who pays his way
Plans for huge expansion of high-speed rail, both here and abroad, offer several good bets for investors, writes Jennifer Hill
Half-term holidaymakers heading for France were today warned to expect widespread travel disruption due to continuing protests against French Government pension reforms.
Weak pound and cut-rate offers by our supermarkets spell end to cars filled with cheap French plonk. Rob Hastings reports
It would be interesting to know what Beatrix Potter would have made of it. Dozens of exotic species, whose natural habitats range from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River to the steamy canopy of the Amazonian rainforest by way of the arid Australian Outback, are thriving in the temperate climes of the British countryside.