Tag Archives: Chris Grayling

#RailRevolution: activists join forces to protest 3% fare rise

Sick of rising rail fares and chaotic commuting? Tired of the endless tinkering with our broken privatised railway system? On Wednesday, just as rail fares across the country go up by an inflation-busting 3.1 per cent – following 12 months … Continue reading

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Government silent for two years on tram safety – MP Jones

A tram safety board may not be established unless Government releases the required funding before the end of the year, a Commons debate called by the Croydon Central MP was told yesterday Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, last night … Continue reading

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Now Grayling’s failing to reply to MP’s tram crash questions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport reporter, on more delays Chris Grayling, the Tory transport minister criticised by MPs today for his feeble efforts in resolving timetable chaos on Southern trains, is failing in other ways too, such as in his correspondence … Continue reading

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Report warns that Tory-run Surrey council could go bust

All those residents in true blue wards to the south of the borough, who dream of the day when Coulsdon can declare their own little version of UDI and hitch themselves to a neighbouring council, might want to be careful … Continue reading

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NHS Trust votes for St Helier closure, despite public opposition

The Tory Government is pushing ahead with plans to close the Sutton hospital where former Prime Minister Sir John Major was born NHS chiefs in south-west London want to close all acute, emergency and maternity facilities at two large hospitals, … Continue reading

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