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Friday 17 January 2014
The French could be running more of Britain’s transport network after state transport group Keolis/Eurostar was named one of three shortlisted bidders for the reprivatisation of the East Coast franchise.
UK weather: Rain and flood warnings extended after 'Winter Storm Hercules' brings 27ft waves to Land's End and flood sirens in Dorset
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Met Office severe weather warnings now in place for Thursday morning
Friday 06 December 2013
FirstGroup has named City stalwart John McFarlane as its new chairman.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
A leading rail firm has been accused of secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%.
Monday 05 August 2013
First Great Western apologises for 'unacceptable' delay after brakes locked in Wiltshire
Friday 12 July 2013
Theoretically simple matter of booking assisted-travel ticket on First Great Western’s website left her desperately frustrated
FirstGroup shares slump by a fifth as troubled bus and train operator announces £615m fund-raising bid
Monday 20 May 2013
Chairman steps down after 27 years in the driving seat
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Shares in FirstGroup jumped after the transport giant revealed a 2.4 per cent rise in bus revenues and said the turnaround of its UK bus arm was going according to plan.
Thursday 21 March 2013
One person has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing in Somerset, British Transport Police said.
Thursday 31 January 2013
The Department for Transport today scrapped plans for a bidding competition for the franchise to run Great Western rail services.
Thursday 17 January 2013
A two-year-old tabby cat was found in "surprisingly good condition" after travelling 1,700 miles trapped in a train's undercarriage.
Wednesday 02 January 2013
A man has died and another person is in hospital after a car was hit by a freight train on a rural level crossing.
Thursday 27 December 2012
Flood warnings for major rivers could hit new year travel plans
Thursday 27 December 2012
Late-running engineering work and other problems meant a miserable return to work for rail travellers today.
Monday 24 December 2012
A white Christmas dream turned into a wet Christmas nightmare for millions of travellers today.
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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