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  • David Gilmour in legal fight with composer of French SNCF train jingleMichaël Boumendil has appealed court decision to throw out his case against the Pink Floyd guitarist for alleged misuse of musicDavid Gilmour is in a legal battle with the composer of a ubiquitous jingle that plays at French train stations, Télérama reports.Gilmour heard the four-note jingle for France’s national railway operator SNCF in Aix-en-Provence in 2013 and was charmed. “It makes me want to sing and dance,” he told Le Parisien in 2015. Continue reading...

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  • London councils must make capital 'more open'Local authorities should take more control of privately-owned public spaces to make them accessible, according to a new report. Centre [...] The post London councils must make capital 'more open' appeared first on CityAM.

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  • easyJet to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flightseasyJet has announced that it will become the worlds first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its whole network. The airline will achieve this goal by offsetting the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all of its flights. easyJet will undertake carbon offsetting through schemes accredited by two of the highest verification standards, Gold Standard and VCS. They will include forestry, renewable and community based projects. Carbon offsetting is only an interim measure while new technologies are developed, so the airline will continue to support innovative ...
  • Merseyrail launches smoking ban at all stationsMerseyrail has announced a smoking ban at all stations on its network from 1 December. From this date, passengers will not be allowed to smoke in any public areas of Merseyrail stations or platforms with the exception of car parks. The move comes off the back of the national Stoptober campaign, and is part of Merseyrails commitment to cleaner air and the comfort of its passengers across the network. Vaping and e-cigarettes are also included in the ban, and Merseyrail staff and Byelaw Enforcement Officers will be actively requesting passengers to stop smoking on platforms and other ar...
  • East Midlands Airport expansion work startsWork to double the size of East Midlands Airports immigration hall has begun. The expanded facility will be ready ahead of next years busy summer season and will improve the arrivals experience for returning travellers and visitors to the region. As well as having new facilities, the work will also future-proof this part of the terminal to help cater for growth in years to come. The main body of the building, which houses immigration, is part of the original terminal which opened in 1965. It was modified in 2008 when baggage reclaim and the arrivals frontage were extended and a n...
  • On the road to digital transformation with UK’s Department for TransportBy Mark Palmer, Head of Public Sector, UK&I, Google Cloud Formed in 2002 and staffed by 3000 employees, the UKs Department for Transport (DfT) oversees 24 separate agencies and public bodies to support the movement of people and goods. Its responsibilities range from vehicle licensing and aviation security through to supporting regulators, policing and infrastructure projects. Its digital team delivers technology across DfTs operations and supports the departments broader modernization goals, which often requires it to search through and consume data produced by its co...
  • Uber and AA’s DriveTech launch Road Safety collaborationRoad safety is a global problem with 1.3 million people killed annually. In the UK over 1,700 die with thousands more seriously injured annually. Uber is determined to play its part in reducing these numbers and it is committed to making transport safer than ever before. Driver education is a key component of road safety, with experience and continuous education helping to raise standards and reduce risks. This is why Uber are collaborating with the AA through their driver training operation, DriveTech, to produce training videos to help refresh drivers knowledge and u...

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  • Network Rail to improve accessibility at Spalding station Work to improve Spalding station’s accessibility will begin next month (Dec 3). Improvements to the station include step free access to platform two, more lighting on the footbridge and additional CCTV across the station. More tactile paving is being installed at the station in order to...
  • Hull Trains appoints new director ahead of 60m fleet arrival Hull Trains has made a new appointment, as Anne Somers joins the team as commercial and customer experience director. The appointment comes as a way of strengthening its customer experience, with her roles focussing on listening and responding to customer insight and adapting services to meet...

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