UK Transport

Fuel Price Could Rise By 50%, Warns RAC

PA | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Motorists could face a 50% rise in fuel duty in future years to cover a £13bn hole in Treasury coffers, according to a report. The gap in public f...

Baldrick's Cunning Plan For The Commute

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Blackadder star Tony Robinson has come up with a cunning plan to make the morning commute more bearable. The actor and presenter has teamed up with...

Motorways 'Not Safe Enough' For 80MPH

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Motorways are not safe enough to cope with raising the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, according to a report. The government intends to consult on...

Train Disruptions To Continue As Strike Talks End Without Resolution

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

Talks aimed at resolving a row over pensions which has led to strikes by train drivers ended without agreement on Thursday. Members of the drivers'...

Potters Bar Train Crash 'Will Reoccur' If Cost-Cutting Measures Go Ahead

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

Tragedies like the Potters Bar train crash will reoccur if proposed cost-cutting measures are introduced on the railways, unions warned before the 10t...

East Midlands Trains Hit By Strike.. And There's More To Come

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Rail services will be hit today because of the first of a series of strikes by hundreds of train drivers in a dispute over pensions. Members of the...

Talks To Avoid Tube Strikes End Without Agreement

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

Talks aimed at averting a 72-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers next week ended without agreement on Thursday night. Leaders of ...

Schoolboy Handed To Police For Forgetting His Travelcard - While He Was Out Fundraising

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A schoolboy was marched off a bus and handed over to police after forgetting his travelcard as he was dressed in a Red Nose Day outfit for a fundraise...

Schoolboy Died After Powerful Quad Bike Crashed on Family Farm, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

An 11-year-old schoolboy died after crashing a powerful quad bike while helping out on the family farm, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Kieran Horn di...

London Underground Workers Vote To Strike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

London Underground workers who maintain and upgrade tube lines have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pensions and benefits, in a move which off...

Parents Spend 50 Hours A Month On School 'Taxi Duty'

PA | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. As many as 19% of moth...

'Good News For Our Customers': British Airways Takeover Of BMI To Cost 1,200 Jobs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The takeover of bmi by British Airways is set to lead to up to 1,200 job losses, the airline announced on Thursday. BA started consulting unions on...

Parents Spending 50 Hours A Month As Children's 'Taxi Service'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Some parents are spending 50 hours a month driving their children to school and to social activities, according to a survey. A poll found acting as...

Bursting the Biker Bubble

Suzi Perry | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Perry

I have to admit, when I got up for work on Monday morning I didn't expect that I would have been wrapped up in bubble wrap and stood in the middle of a roundabout just a couple of hours later. Don't worry, I wasn't alone; Double World Superbike champion, James Toseland and legendary cricketer, Darren Gough, were wearing them too...

'Substantive Talks' Announced by Acas In Tanker Drivers Dispute

PA | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Talks aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute are to be held on Wednesday, Acas has announced. The conciliation service has been in cont...

'Stupid And Dangerous': AA Warns Drivers

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

The AA has warned of "stupid and very dangerous" actions being taken by panicked drivers. In a statement, the motoring organisation said that in Ma...

Heathrow Prepares For 'Busiest Day' As Easter Travel Chaos Looms

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

The Easter getaway begins in earnest today with the UK's biggest airport, Heathrow, expecting its busiest day of the whole holiday period. While ro...

Fuel Crisis: You Might Think Britain Has a Problem - And You'd Be Right

Natalie Bennett | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've got a senior government minister suggesting Britons turn their homes into potential deathtraps; we've got police being called in to break up fights in long queues at petrol stations. You might think Britain has a problem. And you'd be right.

Petrol Prices At All Time High

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

The average price of petrol in the UK has broken through the 140p-a-litre threshold for the first time, the AA said on Friday. The average price at...

Students Wage War On Buses Over 'Ageist' Passes

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Mature students at a university have launched a campaign after deeming a bus company "ageist" for saying they are too old for a discounted bus pass. ...

M42 Crash: Van Slams Through Bridge Above Busy Motorway

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

A van has crashed through a bridge above the M42 and landed on the motorway, hitting several other vehicles. But police said that despite the van h...

Network Rail Fined £1m

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Network Rail was fined £1 million on Thursday after it breached health and safety laws at a level crossing where two teenage girls were killed. Ol...

PICTURES: 'Blinding Explosion' As Bike Collides With Train

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

This is the moment a train collided with a bike on rail tracks causing what police described as a "blinding" explosion. The British Transport Polic...

Strike! Heathrow Express Staff To Stage Walk-Out

PA | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

Workers on the Heathrow Express will stage another strike on Sunday in protest at disciplinary action over two rail workers. Members of the Rail Ma...

Train Fares Set To Rise After Government Cut In Railways Subsidy

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government will reduce taxpayer contributions to the railways in Britain by £3.6bn a year before 2019, in a move which rail groups and unions fea...