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Tuesday 21 February 2012
The UK Border Agency is to be stripped of its enforcement powers after an investigation uncovered a catalogue of failures that allowed hundreds of thousands of people into the country without adequate checks.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Slice Of The City: Antwerp - Back in 1988, a group of young designers took London by storm. William Cook picks up the trail of the Antwerp Six
Sunday 12 February 2012
Buying a home built for the games may pay off, but be prepared to go the distance
Thursday 09 February 2012
A dispute involving workers who clean Eurostar trains ended today when their union announced a pay deal which will see staff earning a minimum rate of £8 an hour by the autumn.
Friday 27 January 2012
Workers who clean Eurostar trains and stations on the UK side of the route have voted to go on strike in a row over pay.
Tuesday 20 December 2011
Christmas travellers will have their getaway plans disrupted by a strike in Belgium on Thursday.
Friday 02 September 2011
High-speed Eurostar train services through the Channel Tunnel were severely disrupted today due to an electrical power supply problem near London.
Sunday 28 August 2011
Eurostar's new mobile app (free; Android / iPhone) allows passengers to book journeys on the go, and receive tickets direct to their phones.
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Wednesday 27 July 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
As with many love affairs, it started in Paris, under the frescoed ceilings of the Gare de Lyon nearly a decade ago. French air traffic controllers had grounded my transport south, necessitating a run to the sun by rail.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
A surge of American travellers using the Eurostar has helped push the train operator’s revenues up by 12 per cent in the first half of this year.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
A big rise in American travellers helped Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar to increase passenger numbers in the first half of this year, it was announced today.
Friday 17 June 2011
The Guillemots are in mid-song flow when the announcement that the 7:02pm Eurostar to Paris is boarding somewhat thins their audience. But that's one of the hazards for bands who are bringing "rush-hour rock" to harassed commuters at one of Europe's busiest train platforms.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Train beats plane for most journeys to the French capital. Eurostar’s terminus in Paris, besides being the busiest station in Continental Europe, is also a “destination station” in its own right, like St Pancras in London. Building work on the present structure of la gare began 150 years ago this summer.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar today reported a surge in Easter and royal wedding weekend passengers.
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