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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Legalise e-scooters in UK as alternative to short car trips, MPs say – The Guardian

‘MPs have called on the government to legalise e-scooters in the UK and advertise them to car drivers as a greener alternative for short journeys.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2020

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New injunction bars protesters from HS2 site in west London – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2020 in demonstrations, environmental protection, injunctions, news, railways, transport by sally

‘HS2 has been granted a new injunction barring environmental protesters from land in west London where work on the high-speed rail link is being carried out.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2020

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Air Travel in the Time of Coronavirus: Taxiing for Take-off Again – New Law Journal

Posted July 8th, 2020 in airlines, coronavirus, news, statistics, transport by sally

‘The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global air travel has been unprecedented. The UN agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), estimates that for the first quarter of 2020, there has been a reduction of 612 million passengers compared with 2019, with domestic and international air traffic expected to decrease by 50% for 2020 as a whole, as compared to 2019 figures. The global trade body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), estimates US$419bn worth of lost revenue for airlines, representing roughly a 50% reduction in revenues when compared with 2019.’

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New Law Journal, 24th June 2020

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Rental e-scooters to be made legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2020 in coronavirus, local government, news, road safety, road traffic, transport by sally

‘Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2020

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