Whilst I've worked in the rail industry for over a decade, I am first and foremost a rail traveller. And although I am currently living in Madrid, I am a regular traveller on the European rail network. So when I first heard about the proposed HS2 high-speed rail plans, one of my first thoughts was "what will this do for me?"
Last month, Inside Housing reported that only 101 of the 597 Traveller pitches allocated government funding in England since 2012 have managed to secure planning permission. Without permission, it is unlikely any of the remainder will go ahead; another broken promise in the ongoing struggle for adequate Traveller accommodation in the UK.
"Welcome to this 13:30 First Great Western service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, arriving at London Paddington
In a way, Eric Pickles has a point. The dire shortage of legal traveller sites in England is a blight on our society; fuelling social-exclusion and appalling health and educational outcomes for gypsy and traveller communities.
More than 100,000 London-bound rail commuters - a fifth of the overall total - have to stand at the busiest times of the
Zoah aged seven at a fair Hedges-Stocks, whose dream is to be a journalist, told the Daily Mail she "can't quite believe
10.) Santillana del Mar -Santillana del Mar is a tiny Cantabrian village where thousands of local visitors flock each year
Multifaceted, Beautiful and Inspiring - Community Channel Portrays the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Britain's 300,000 Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are cited by Travellers' Times (Britain's only national magazine for the community) as the 'most misunderstood and misrepresented community in the UK'. So we decided to dedicate a season of films to try to redress the imbalance, and give our Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities a platform from which they can tell their own stories.
Councils are to be given stronger powers to stop the setting up of illegal travellers' sites, in a bid to stop another case
A family of millionaire travellers jailed for forcing vulnerable men to work for a pittance have been given nearly £500,000