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December 13, 2018 9:58 AM Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages. Reports quoting local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another 7

December 6, 2018 2:09 PM Luxembourg to make public transport FREE for everyone across the whole country

LUXEMBOURG is set to become the first country in the world to make all of its public transport free. The small European country will lift fares for trains, trams and buses from next summer, under the ambitious new proposals by Xavier Bettel’s administration. The recently elected Prime Minister has pledged to prioritise environmental issues in his liberal-led 11

December 3, 2018 4:53 PM UK weather SNOW forecast: 12 DAYS of HEAVY SNOW this Christmas as COLD POLAR blast hits

BRITAIN will be blanketed under 12 days of Christmas snow as an ‘astonishingly cold’ Nordic blast sends temperatures plummeting into the New Year. Non-stop winter downpours will leave parts of the country under a carpet of white through the end of December and beyond, forecasters warn. Some long-range outlooks predict Arctic misery holding out until 16

November 23, 2018 3:10 PM 'Thieves' knocked off mopeds by police in London

Met Police officers are ramming into suspected moped thieves to knock them off their bikes, even during high-speed pursuits. Dashcam footage released by Scotland Yard shows police pursuing suspected thieves across London. The Met say the drivers are specially trained and aim to end pursuits before riders or members of the public are injured 9

November 22, 2018 11:47 AM This is the humble thing F1 legend Michael Schumacher had to say about who HE looked up to

DESPITE being the most successful Formula One driver of all time, a newly released interview with Michael Schumacher, taken just two months before the motorsport legend’s catastrophic accident, reveals just how remarkably humble he really was. Schumacher is not only beloved of his army of fans but was also loved throughout the pit lane for his personality 14

November 21, 2018 8:27 PM Beast from the East blamed as pothole compensation claims double

Highways England has blamed the Beast from the East storm for the number of pothole compensation claims against it more than doubling in 2017/18. There were 528 successful claims relating to vehicle damage caused by potholes last year, up from 212 in 2016/17 and 187 in 2015/16. Over the same period, the cost to Highways England of settling the claims 10

November 19, 2018 10:37 AM World Toilet Day: Many UK workers 'lack decent facilities'

Tens of thousands of UK workers do not have access to decent toilets, Britain's biggest trade union has said. According to Unite, workers in one small bank branch were encouraged to use a bucket in a neighbouring room. And other examples included bus drivers not being given a break for five hours and a construction worker who said the women's toilets 12

November 7, 2018 12:07 AM Social media 'lifts' are becoming an 'illegal industry'

"Doing lifts" is the phenomena of using social media to buy and sell car journeys in an online illegal "taxi" service. More than 7,000 people are members of a closed group in Bournemouth, Dorset, the equivalent of a third of the town's student population. Once people are accepted into the group they can use their own cars to make money by charging for lifts 11

November 5, 2018 8:38 AM Make drivers pay for fuel in advance, says police chief

Service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft, a top police officer says. Petrol firms had made it too easy to drive off without paying because they wanted to entice motorists into their shops, said Simon Cole of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). Mr Cole, who is chief constable for Leicestershire, said 12% of crimes 15

October 28, 2018 4:48 AM Budget 2018: Extra £420m to tackle potholes

Local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle a growing number of potholes. Chancellor Philip Hammond will make the announcement in Monday's budget, alongside a £28.8bn fund to upgrade England's motorways. But the Asphalt Industry Alliance has said more than £8bn would be needed for a one-time fix of potholes in England. Labour criticised 20