In my 70 years of being in Yorkshire, especially Sheffield, rail development has always left us behind, but I believed that this would not be so with HS2. However, it seems that past experience is coming true again.
London appears to get anything it wishes for, but not the East of the Pennines.
No mention was made of Manchester so I assume that HS2 will be being extended up the West of the Pennines, so a double blow for the East.
So, much for the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, broken promises again, but not for London.
Source: Anger at proposals to scale back HS2 connection | TheBusinessDesk.com
Builders of train stations “need to think more about disabled people”, according to a campaigner from Cardiff
Source: ‘It really knocks my confidence’ My life as a wheelchair user at Wales’ train stations | ITV News
Conservative MPs are lobbying the Prime Minister to abolish fees at hospital car parks permanently
Source: NHS parking charges: Senior Tories launch rebellion as Matt Hancock hints at U-turn following backlash : inews
Currently, passengers must disembark in Brussels to be checked by UK Border Force officials.
Source: Eurostar will launch direct Amsterdam-London service this year | Euronews
The tractor driver fired muck all over the luxury car near a gate on his farm in Cornwall. A clip of the incident emerged after people flocked to the coast to enjoy the warm weather over the weekend.
Source: Cornwall farmer covers Mercedes in SLURRY after owner parked on his field ‘to go to the beach’ | Daily Mail Online
Fear of flying means something altogether different in the age of the new coronavirus. Now the biggest concern is how to keep from becoming infected. If you must fly, here are some things to consider.
Source: Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process : The Conversation
A number of major European carriers have defied EU regulations that require refunds to be paid within seven days of a flight being cancelled.
Source: European airlines could face class-action suit over unpaid coronavirus refunds | Euronews
“The next train on platform one will arrive…. in four months’ time.”
Source: ‘A world of train’: Where in Europe is rail travel a nightmare? | Euronews
A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs say.
Source: How will the petrol and diesel car ban work? – BBC News