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156 people found inhumanely crushed into metal container at Crewe station

they were lucky to get out aliveAmbulances and police in huge numbers rushed this morning to Crewe station after the discovery of scores of people there being trafficked against their will in a metal box.

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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2014
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HS2 abandoned in favour of rebuilding Birmingham 10 minutes closer to London

now to overcome the language barrier‘This would shorten journey times between London and Birmingham by the same amount as HS2, but would also have the added benefit of reducing the length of the M40, delivering a significant boost to the road haulage industry.’

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Posted: Jul 14th, 2014
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British Transport Police given ‘stop and spray’ powers of deodorisation

police finally doing something popularUnder newly granted powers of deodorisation, Chief Constable Andrew Trotter has announced, British Transport Police officers will be equipped with industrial strength deodorant and empowered to ‘stop and spray’ malodorous passengers across the country’s rail network.

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Posted: Apr 25th, 2014
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Help-to-Buy to be extended to rail tickets

The government is reportedly planning to extend the help-to-buy scheme in order to cover rail fares as well. Currently, many in the squeezed middle are forced to rely on their car while desperately saving up for the deposit on the Zones 1-6 railcard that will get them onto the public transport ladder.

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Posted: Apr 24th, 2014
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Rail network achieves Grade II listed status

‘This exciting development will preserve the rail network in its present state for generations to come,’ said proud Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.

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Posted: Jul 31st, 2013
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