Bus driver who lost job for ‘being too short’ reinstated after appeal – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2022 in appeals, employment, health & safety, news, transport, unfair dismissal by michael

‘A woman who was dismissed from her job as a bus driver for “being too short” has been reinstated, the bus operator said.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Van drivers in UK will need new operating licences to enter EU from May – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2021 in brexit, EC law, licensing, news, transport by michael

‘Van drivers will be required to get new international operating licences if they want to travel back and forth to the EU from May next year, the government has announced.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2021

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Dozens of maskless passengers hit with £200 fines after rule reinstated – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, news, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Dozens of maskless passengers have been fined as compulsory face coverings were reinstated.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Covid: as rules on mask wearing in England return, what exactly is the law? – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, government departments, health & safety, news, transport by sally

‘As part of targeted measures to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, from 4am on 30 November, people in England will be required by law to wear a face covering in certain places.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2021

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High court victory for Stonehenge campaigners as tunnel is ruled unlawful – The Guardian

‘Campaigners including archaeologists, environmental groups and druids have won a high court battle to prevent a controversial road project that includes a tunnel near Stonehenge.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2021

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Judge rejects legal challenge over £27.4bn roads programme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The High Court has thrown out a campaign group’s legal challenge to the Government’s £27.4bn Road Investment Strategy 2: 2020-25.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th July 2021

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Activists lose legal bid to stop £27bn roads plan for England – The Guardian

‘Campaigners have lost a legal challenge to the government’s £27bn roadbuilding programme after the high court dismissed their application for a judicial review.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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Croydon tram crash deaths were accidental, inquest rules – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in accidents, bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, transport, victims by sally

‘The deaths of seven passengers in the Croydon tram crash were accidental, the jury at the coroner’s inquest in south London has decided, in a verdict met with anger by families of the victims.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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UK bus privatisation breached basic rights, says ex-UN rapporteur – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2021 in contracting out, news, reports, transport by sally

‘Britain’s bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapporteur on human rights.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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Haulage boss jailed over M62 faulty brake deaths – BBC News

‘A haulage boss who ran a “lawless” business has been jailed for 15 years after two men died when their car was hit by an HGV with faulty brakes.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2021

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Transport for London evicting rough sleepers from public areas in potential breach of law – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in equality, homelessness, human rights, local government, London, news, transport by tracey

‘Rough sleepers are being evicted from public spaces in a move legal experts say is likely to be unlawful.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2021

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Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction: Notice the little things – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Preparing and sending contractual notices always makes me nervous. There are so many things to get wrong: is it in time, where should I send it, who to, how should I send it? Not to mention the actual content of the notice. For those of you like me, the recent case of Transport for Greater Manchester v Kier Construction Ltd shows that we are right to worry about these things. Notices are important, and getting them wrong has serious consequences.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 2nd June 2021

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HS2: Judge orders pause on tree felling at wood that inspired Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox – The Independent

‘A High Court judge has ordered HS2 to stop felling trees at a wood that inspired Roald Dahl to write Fantastic Mr Fox, ahead of a hearing into whether the government licences were issued legitimately.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2021

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Courts close in on gig economy firms globally as workers seek rights – The Guardian

‘Gig economy companies, including Uber and Deliveroo, have faced at least 40 major legal challenges around the world as delivery drivers and riders try to improve their rights.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Jack Barnes ‘let down again’ as manslaughter charges not considered – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2021 in homicide, news, prosecutions, restraint, transport, unlawful killing by sally

‘A man who was unlawfully killed after public transport staff restrained him has been “let down again” as no-one will face manslaughter charges.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2021

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Judge refuses to halt eviction of HS2 activists from Euston tunnel – The Guardian

‘An emergency application to the high court by environmental protesters to stop HS2 evicting them from a tunnel close to Euston station because of safety concerns has been rejected by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2021

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Ombudsman criticises council after cancellation of transport sees teenager with autism miss start of term – Local Government Lawyer

‘A council has agreed to pay more than £2,400 in compensation after an investigation from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into the termination of a child’s transport to school.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th December 2020

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Stonehenge tunnel: Legal challenge to ‘destructive’ plans – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2020 in government departments, historic buildings, news, planning, roads, transport by sally

‘A campaign group is planning a legal challenge over the transport secretary’s decision to approve a £1.7bn tunnel near Stonehenge.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2020

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HS2 may be guilty of ‘wildlife crime’ by felling trees illegally, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2020 in animals, environmental protection, news, railways, transport, trees, trespass by sally

‘Lawyers have warned HS2 it might be felling trees illegally, after an ecology report found evidence of one of the UK’s rarest bat species in an area of ancient woodland being cleared for the high-speed rail line.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2020

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Belly Mujinga: Calls for inquest into alleged ‘virus cough attack’ death – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in assault, bereavement, coronavirus, families, inquests, news, police, transport by sally

‘There are calls for an inquest into the death of transport worker Belly Mujinga – who died after reportedly being coughed and spat on by a passenger who said he had the virus.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2020

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