Department for Transport

Commons Committees Join Forces To Scrutinise Government's Plans To Cut Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Politics

Four select committees will join forces to scrutinise government plans to clean up toxic air across the UK. MPs on the environment food and rural affa...

Chris Grayling Slammed For Allowing HS2 Staff To 'Waste' £5m On Train Fares

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Politics

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has been slammed for allowing HS2 staff to “waste” more than £5 million on train fares in four years. Labour t...

Exclusive: Cost To Chauffeur-Drive Ministerial Red Boxes Rises To £400,000 Since Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

The Government is still spending thousands of pounds a year on driving only ministerial briefcases around Whitehall in chauffeur-driven splendour desp...

Just 50% Of The UK Thinks Any Phone Usage Is Dangerous While Driving

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Just 50% of us think that all use of a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, Government research has revealed. This is the second lowest turnout of...

Barcelona Terror Attack Could Lead To Extra UK Vehicle Rental Checks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK

British drivers could face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists who are hiring vehicles to carry out terror attac...

This Is How Big The North-South Divide Really Is

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

The Conservative Party is facing a growing backlash from angry northern commuters after it was revealed that the north of England has seen £59 billio...

Government Admits 60,000 Bodies Will Have To Be Exhumed To Make Way For HS2

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Politics

At least 60,000 bodies will have to be exhumed to make way for the first phase of the HS2 rail network, the government has admitted. St James Gardens ...

Department Of Health Cannot Be In Charge Of Contaminated Blood Inquiry, Says Labour MP

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Politics

The Department of Health must not be allowed to lead a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, a Labour MP has warned. Theresa May announc...

A Dual Carriageway Tunnel Under Stonehenge Would Be ‘An Act Of Vandalism’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Plans to move a major road which goes past Stonehenge into a tunnel underneath it will be an “act of vandalism”, say campaigners. The Department...

'Awful' Government Cycling Safety Advert Accused Of 'Victim Blaming'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK

A government advert aimed at preventing crashes between cyclists and lorries has prompted claims of “victim blaming”, with Radio 2 presenter Jerem...

This New TfL Map Could Change The Commute For Millions Of Londoners

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Transport for London has released a new look travel map showing what the future could look like for commuters who don’t live on the Tube network. Th...

Government Spends £350,000 On Delivering Only Briefcases In Chauffeur-Driven Cars

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics

The Government has spent more than £350,000 on chauffeur driving only ministerial briefcases around Whitehall in the last five years, HuffPost UK has...

These Were The Top Ten Most Overcrowded Trains Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

The Department for Transport has published a list of the ten most overcrowded trains in England and Wales in 2014. The list covers arrivals into 1...

Firm Direction: Kids Company and Ministerial Directions

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

As my colleague Jill Rutter pointed out in her blogpost, the news that Kids Company may be about to close its services 'provides rapid vindication' of...

Louise Ridley

The Unnerving Drug Driving Video That Should Make You Seriously Paranoid | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK

An unnerving new short film suggests it's reasonable to be paranoid if you take drugs and drive, as new stricter laws come into force today. The un...

Chaotic Government Funding Fails to Fix Pothole Epidemic

Richard Burden | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Changes to the Agency overseeing 2% of our road network (our motorways and "A Roads") will not fix the potholes that undermine road safety and blight everyday journeys for car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, and HGVs too...

Confusion Over Low Power Smartphone Ban On Budget Airlines

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Confusion reigns over how new security regulations requiring smartphones and electronic devices be switched on to be allowed on the flight, will apply...

Get On Your Bike

Benjamin Spiro-Hughes | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Benjamin Spiro-Hughes

A sixth cyclist has died in London in only two weeks. Cycling's popularity is propelled by British Tour de France winners - Chris Froome and Bradly Wiggins. It will only continue to get more popular as more people cycle to work, to get healthy and combat costs. Cycle safety is now paramount.

What Porn Sites Have Transport Officials Been Trying To View?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Pornographic sites including Playboy, "Perfect Asians" and "Big Boobs Tight Blouse" were attempted to be accessed by staff at the Department for Trans...

Shocking Drink-Drive Death Figures Revealed

PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

The number of deaths in drink-drive accidents soared last year, according to provisional Government figures. An estimated 290 people were killed in...

Is the State Censoring Anti-Thatcher Graffiti?

Ben Walters | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Walters

Last Wednesday, a grotesque large-scale picture of Margaret Thatcher appeared. Coloured purple with blank eyes, skulls for earrings and a thread of drool leaking from the mouth, it stood three metres tall against a background of flames. Next to it, in huge, carefully scripted letters, were the words "ROT IN HELL!! MAGGIE".

Britain's Search And Rescue Sold To US Company

PA | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK

A US-based company is to take over Britain's helicopter search and rescue operations, it has been reported. The government has awarded the contract...

Charlie Thomas

Government Cuts To Kids Road Safety Campaigns 'Lead To Tragedy' | Charlie Thomas | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Road safety charities and businesses have called on George Osborne to spend more on road safety campaigns for children after the departmental budget w...

Thirty Years On From Compulsory Seatbelts, What's Next In Car Safety?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Tech

It's 30 years to the day since British drivers were ordered to 'belt up' as the government made efforts to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on...

Ministers Were 'Lied To' Over West Coast Rail Deal

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

A government department has been branded "irresponsible" over its role in the collapse of the £5 billion West Coast Mainline rail contract. A comm...