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...

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.

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...

Toy Train Company Has Bid For West Coast Mainline Franchise Rejected

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics

A company which sells toy trains has received a serious response from the Department for Transport over a bid for the West Coast Mainline franchise, w...

Virgin Awarded West Coast Main Line Contract For Next 23 Months

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

Sir Richard Branson's rail company Virgin Trains has been awarded the West Coast main line contract for a further 23 months, it has been announced. ...

McLoughlin Admits 'Regrettable' Mistakes In Train Fiasco

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics

Mistakes over the West Coast rail franchise should not have been made and are very regrettable, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin told MPs on Wed...