Northern rail could be renationalised, says transport secretary

Grant Shapps says it is not OK for trains to fail to arrive or for Sunday services to be lostThe Northern rail network could be renationalised after years of late and cancelled trains, according to the transport secretary, who said the current franchis…

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CBI admits error in £196bn price tag for Labour plans

Party demands apology from lobby group for using ‘fabricated false information’ on nationalisationThe Confederation of British Industry has admitted it exaggerated the “eye-watering” £196bn price tag that it claimed Labour’s nationalisation plans would…

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UK plans to accelerate decarbonisation of transport sector

Government vows to unveil climate roadmap next year but critics demand action not more policies and plansThe UK government has vowed to accelerate its climate action for transport sector by drafting new plans to end emissions from trains, planes and ca…

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Will Boris Johnson have a deal to put to MPs on Saturday?

After a series of U-turns, there are signs a deal is possible. We look at the potential outcomesLatest Brexit news – live updatesBy Wednesday afternoon, it will be clear whether Boris Johnson will have a deal to put to parliament on its “super Saturday…

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Revealed: Cameron and May lobbied Bahrain royals for Tory donor’s oil firm

Former PMs asked princes to support bid for $5bn contract by Ayman Asfari’s firm PetrofacTwo former Conservative prime ministers lobbied a Middle Eastern royal family to award a multi-billion dollar oil contract to a company headed by a major Tory dono…

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