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Heathrow to offer 20 small businesses grants of £2,000 to fund trade missions and help firms reach new markets

Heathrow Airport has announced a new programme to boost a raft of small British businesses and fund trade missions and research. In partnership with the department for international trade (DIT), Heathrow's programme is aimed at helping small and medium-sized firms identify and access new markets for their goods and services.

Southern offers drivers �75,000 in last-ditch bid to settle dispute

The �75,000-a-year London train driver was announced today as Southern Rail offered massive pay rises to try to end the 14-month-old dispute.

Rail staff to get body cameras as part of passenger aggression crackdown

ScotRail is looking at deploying 230 of the devices for its frontline workers to protect them from physical and verbal attacks. It follows a proposed national roll-out of the cameras by Police Scotland.

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  • Ignore the toxic myth about bike lanes and pollution – the facts utterly debunk itA series of articles in conservative media are pushing the bizarre argument that separated bike lanes worsen air quality. Here’s why it’s rubbishJuliet Samuel is a regular columnist for the Telegraph, who opines authoritatively about politics, society and business. And yet last month she wrote something which was very obviously incorrect.Something needed to be done, Samuel said, about the “epidemic of bike lanes taking over otherwise useable roads all across London”. She continued: Continue reading...

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  • Southern Rail drivers to get �75,000 pay Some 1,000 drivers were offered a bumper pay rise equivalent to an increase of 23.8 per cent over four years. It would see basic salaries for a 35-hour, four-day week, rise from �49,001 to �60,683.

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  • TfL to add in-cab warning systems to trams after Croydon crashA new internal speed monitoring system that will tell tram drivers when to brake could be introduced by TfL after the Croydon accident that killed seven people last year. The crash, which occurred on 9 November 2016, happened after a tram was found to be travelling three times over the speed...
  • RDG chair calls for rail investment to ensure economic surety post-BrexitInvestment in the rail industry is key to the future prosperity of the UK economy outside of the European Union, a leading rail industry figure has this week stated. Speaking at the National Rail Conference in Birmingham yesterday, Chris Burchell, chairman of the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) and...

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