Sex offender banned from wearing shorts on a train after series of incidents – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex offender has been banned from wearing shorts on trains after series of incidents against women.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2019

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Arriva takes UK to court over East Midlands rail franchise – The Guardian

‘Chris Grayling’s embattled transport ministry faces a second legal challenge over the way the East Midlands rail franchise was awarded, from Arriva Rail, owned by Germany’s state-backed Deutsche Bahn.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2019

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Regulator warns policy makers to “think very carefully” before setting up charity for singular public project – Local Government Lawyer

‘The fact that more than £50m of public funds was spent by the Garden Bridge Trust without producing demonstrable public benefit or impact represented “a failure for charity which risks undermining public trust”, the Charity Commission has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2019

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Garden Bridge which cost the taxpayer more than £50m was ‘a failure for charity’ that undermines public trust, commission rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2019 in budgets, charities, Charity Commission, London, news, taxation, transport by sally

‘The London Garden Bridge, which cost the taxpayer more than £50 million, was “a failure for charity” that undermines public trust, the Charity Commission has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

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Eurotunnel challenges ‘secretive’ Brexit ferry deals – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2019 in brexit, compensation, contracting out, news, public procurement, tenders, transport by tracey

‘The government is facing a court challenge over the contracts it awarded to three shipping firms as part of its no-deal Brexit preparations.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2019

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Animal transport: where are we now with EU law? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 19th, 2019 in animals, brexit, EC law, news, standards, transport by sally

‘Livestock transport has been a controversial subject in the UK for many years. Efforts by public authorities to reduce or mitigate the movement or export of live animals have hitherto foundered on the rocks of free movement of goods (see my post on TFEU Article 35). Despite the ethical controversy, the current position is that long distance transport of nonhuman animals for slaughter is lawful (Barco de Vapor BV v Thanet District Council [2015] Bus LR 593.) ‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2019

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Government sued over no-deal ferry contracts – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in brexit, competition, contracts, news, public procurement, ships, transport by tracey

‘The government is being sued for its decision to charter firms to run extra ferries, including one with no ships, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.’

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BbC News, 12th February 2019

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Councils lose Supreme Court battle with TfL over vesting of highway – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 6th, 2018 in local government, London, news, roads, Supreme Court, transport by sally

‘Southwark Council and the City of London Corporation have lost a Supreme Court case with Transport for London over the vesting of highways.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th December 2018

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Junk food ad ban on London transport to take effect in February – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in advertising, budgets, food, London, news, obesity, statistics, transport by sally

‘Junk food adverts will be banned on London Underground, train, tram and bus services from February under plans announced by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2018

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Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are launching the first of a series of public consultations about crucial legal reforms which will ensure the country is prepared for the introduction of automated vehicles.’

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Law Commission, 8th November 2018

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Transport for London appeals High Court ruling on cycle superhighway – Local Government Lawyer

‘Transport for London has applied for permission to appeal a High Court ruling that its decision to go ahead with the installation of a cycle super highway (CS11) at Swiss Cottage had been taken while omitting a relevant consideration.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2018

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Supreme Court to hear row between TfL and councils over highways – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 18th, 2018 in local government, London, news, roads, Supreme Court, transport by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear a dispute between two London councils and Transport of London (TfL) over the transfer of highways in the capital.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2018

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Government not to legislate for level crossings reform – Law Commission

Posted October 9th, 2018 in health & safety, Law Commission, legislation, press releases, railways, transport by tracey

‘The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have noted the UK Government’s decision not to introduce legislation to implement our 2013 joint Report on Level Crossings. Instead, administrative changes are proposed that are very much in the spirit of our recommendations.’

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law Commission, 8th October 2018

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Man guilty of Tube push murder attempt – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2018 in attempted murder, news, transport by sally

‘A man who pushed a former Eurotunnel boss on to Tube tracks in central London has been found guilty of attempted murder.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2018

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Woman racially assaulted on bus calls for CCTV rule change – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2018 in closed circuit television, evidence, news, transport by sally

‘A woman who says she was racially assaulted on a London bus has called for transport companies to keep CCTV material for longer, after footage of her attack was deleted in just 10 days.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2018

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Disabled activists launch legal fund to take transport companies to court – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2018 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, news, transport by sally

‘A new legal fund is being launched on Wednesday to hold transport companies to account when they fail to provide equal treatment for disabled passengers.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

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Funeral ads banned by TfL over ‘widespread offence’ – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2018 in advertising, bereavement, London, news, transport by sally

‘The company behind a set of funeral comparison adverts banned by Transport for London has said it was trying to break the “taboo” around death.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2018

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Garden Bridge backers ‘may have breached legal duties’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2018 in breach of trust, charities, London, news, transport by sally

‘The trustees of London’s garden bridge, including actor Joanna Lumley and the former Labour minister Lord Davies, could have breached their legal duties over the failed project, that cost taxpayers more than £40m, according to a leading lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

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Private hire vehicle operators lose High Court battle over TfL fee changes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 31st, 2018 in consultations, fees, licensing, London, news, taxis, transport by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge brought by private hire vehicle operators over changes introduced by Transport for London to its licensing fees structure.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st May 2018

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TfL wins appeal over imposition of voice contact requirement on Uber – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2018 in appeals, London, news, taxis, telecommunications, transport by sally

‘Transport for London has won an appeal over its imposition of a ‘voice contact requirement’ on Uber.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk