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Monumental issues around Stonehenge | Letters

Malcolm Reading says it is more likely that ancient Greece and Rome, rather than Stonehenge, were the inspiration for The Circus in Bath, John Bailey wonders whether Chris Grayling is the right person to resolve road planning issues around the monument, Phil Turner says the need for the military training area nearby is questionable, and Mark Lyall wonders whether a relocation of the stones would be easierIt is fanciful to assign Stonehenge as the inspiration of the architect John Wood’s Circus i...
Tags: Politics, Greece, UK News, World news, Rome, Architecture, Military, Art and design, Transport, Athens, Chris Grayling, Road transport, Transport policy, Stonehenge, Charlotte Higgins, John Wood


Brexit: Williamson ridiculed over claim it could 'enhance UK military's lethality' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including defence secretary’s speech at thinktank 1.06pm GMT 12.53pm GMT Theresa May continues to have full confidence in the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, her official spokesman has said. The display of support came amid calls for Grayling’s resignation from MPs across the Commons after a controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships was cancelled. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Transport, Chris Grayling, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Williamson, Grayling


Brexit: sack Grayling over ferry fiasco, demand MPs

Cross-party calls for transport secretary’s dismissal follow collapse of £13.8m contract to Seaborne FreightTheresa May faced cross-party calls to sack her transport secretary, Chris Grayling, last night, after the calamitous collapse of a no-deal Brexit ferry contract handed to a company with no ships.Senior Tories said the prime minister had turned “a blind eye” to Grayling’s decision to award the £13.8m contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend, despite widesprea...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Ramsgate, Brexit, Grayling, Ostend, Senior Tories


Sack Grayling over the Brexit ferry fiasco, demand MPs

Cross-party calls for transport secretary’s dismissal follow collapse of £13.8m contract to Seaborne FreightTheresa May faced cross-party calls to sack her transport secretary, Chris Grayling, last night, after the calamitous collapse of a no-deal Brexit ferry contract handed to a company with no ships.Senior Tories said the prime minister had turned “a blind eye” to Grayling’s decision to award the £13.8m contract to Seaborne Freight to run ferries between Ramsgate and Ostend, despite widesprea...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Ramsgate, Brexit, Grayling, Ostend, Sack Grayling, Senior Tories


Chris Grayling’s glassy-eyed confidence doesn’t help with Brexit debacle

Transport secretary’s apparent contingency planning smacks of insouciance and desperationThe decision to cancel the £14m Seaborne Freight contract marks the inevitable ending of another farcical chapter in the government’s pre-Brexit preparations. But it should nonetheless send a further chill down the spines of those nervously awaiting what 29 March may bring – and once again leave many marvelling at the continued survival of Chris Grayling in post.The hapless transport secretary, who avowed as...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Transport, Chris Grayling, Road transport, Transport policy, Article 50, Brexit


Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

Seaborne Freight had won £13.8m contract despite never having run Channel serviceA controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships has been cancelled by the Department for Transport after an Irish shipping firm that had been secretly backing the deal pulled out.The decision by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, to award Seaborne Freight a contract worth £13.8m had attracted widespread criticism and ridicule. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Transport, Water transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Brexit, Department For Transport


Brexit: May says she wants changes to backstop, not removal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.56pm GMT The audience of Northern Ireland business owners and executives gave lukewarm applause to the prime minister’s speech.Several expressed frustration that her plan to avoid a hard border and disruption to tr...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Fifa, Northern Ireland, Jean-claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Wembley, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Arlene Foster


Theresa May delivers Brexit speech in Northern Ireland - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.18pm GMT May says she also wants the strongest possible bilateral relationship with Ireland. The UK’s relationship with it is deeper than its relationship with any other member of the EU27. 3.17pm GMT May says,...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean-claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, Arlene Foster, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: Theresa May to visit Brussels on Thursday for talks with Jean-Claude Juncker - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysis 11.57am GMT Ryan Heath, Politico Europe’s political editor, thinks Theresa May’s visit to Brussels on Thursday will be pointless.What, really, is the point of Theresa May visiting Brussels on Thursday?There is no evidence of a specific new demand, no evid...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Jean Claude Juncker, Chris Grayling, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Brexit, Press Association, Arlene Foster, Juncker


Manchester promised funding for UK’s first tram-train network

Minister says several hundred million set aside to ease capacity problems in cityGreater Manchester is to receive hundreds of millions of pounds to develop the UK’s first tram-train network, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has promised.The region already has the largest tram network in the country, Metrolink, but Grayling wants to buy a fleet of trams that can also run on the railways, extending the service out to Wigan, Stockport and Bolton. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Chris Grayling, Andy Burnham, Bolton, Grayling, Metrolink, Rail industry, cityGreater Manchester, Wigan Stockport


Chris Grayling: 'UK and EU determined to retain air links in any scenario'

Transport secretary insists Sunday Times article was 'categorically untrue'
Tags: Travel, UK, Eu, Transport, Chris Grayling, Sunday Times


Chris Grayling denies 'void' in government over Brexit plan B

Transport secretary defends May’s stance amid reports of ‘plots’ by MPs to take control Chris Grayling has denied there is a “void” in government over Brexit amid a series of reports about supposed plots by MPs to take control of the process.But the transport secretary repeatedly refused to say what Theresa May would do if her plan is defeated next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Chris Grayling, Brexit, B. Transport


MoD sends planners to ministries over post-Brexit border fears

Military to assist government departments set to take brunt of no-deal chaos or backlogMilitary planners have been deployed to the Department for Transport, the Home Office and the Foreign Office as officials desperately try to avoid backlogs and chaos at the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Observer can disclose.Details released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that 14 military planners have been dispatched by the Ministry of Defence to key ministries, which also include ...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Britain, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Whitehall, Brexit, Foreign Office, Cabinet Office, Department for Transport the Home Office


Grayling under fire for claim blocking Brexit could boost far right

Minister’s critics accuse him of ‘dangerous scaremongering’ to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would result in t...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


Grayling claim that no Brexit could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit, Grayling


Grayling claim Brexit block could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


Brexit: Corbyn downplays suggestions he will table no confidence motion next week - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debateBrexit plan B debate will last only 90 minutes, says No 10No 10 reaches out to Labour by welcoming workers’ rights amendmentCorbyn says Labour may delay Brexit if it wins snap electionCorbyn’s Brexit speech - Summary and analysis 3.12pm GMT Eurotunnel has accused the government of “distortionary and anti-competit...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Chris Grayling, Eurotunnel, Financial Times, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Department For Transport


Gatwick All Over Again: Alleged Drone Flying Around Heathrow Airport in the UK

In a repeat of the holiday scare that paralyzed air traffic at Gatwick, Heathrow airport outside of London was similarly brought to standstill by sightings of an alleged drone in the area of the airport. Image via George Desipris from Pexels.com. Heathrow posted to its Twitter account the following message: “We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow and are working closely with the Met Police to prevent any threat to operational safety. As a precautionary measure, we have stopped depar...
Tags: Photography, UK, London, News, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling, Heathrow Airport, Grayling, Pexels, Gatwick Heathrow, UK Transport, George Desipris, FStoppers Scotland Yard


Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption

Police will be able to land, seize and search drones, with exclusion zones around airports extendedPolice will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas.Gatwick was repeatedly forced to close between 19 and 21 December due to reported drone sightings, affecting about 1,000 flights. In response the government has announced a package of measures which include plans to give police the power to land, seize and search drones. Conti...
Tags: Police, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Drones (non-military, Christmas Gatwick


Can ‘no ships’ ferry firm really save Ramsgate?

Locals divided on whether Seaborne Freight is the solution to the port’s problemsFlanked by seagulls against a powder-blue sky, a dredger is on day two of its low-rumbling shuffle across Ramsgate harbour. The job of excavating two-and-a-half metres of mud from the port is slow and dull. But the UK’s only royal harbour has become the site of fevered debate as it prepares to turn into “a second Dover” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.With only 11 weeks to go and a £13.8m government contract awarde...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Ramsgate, Brexit, Ferry Travel, Ostend, UK Independence party (Ukip


UK trains 'are packed to near double capacity'

Some major routes to be 208% over capacity by 2022, shows data compiled by LabourOvercrowding on trains is at the highest level for years, according to official data compiled by Labour showing some major routes are to be 208% of capacity by 2022.A study of found the most overcrowded services were on average 187% of capacity in 2017, an increase of 25% since 2011. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Money, UK News, Consumer affairs, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Chris Grayling, Transport policy, Rail Fares, North Of England


Chris Grayling blames unions for rail fare hike

The price hike comes into force on Wednesday despite a 13-year low in punctuality across the network.
Tags: UK, News, Chris Grayling


UK minister defends giving Brexit ferry contract to company with no ships

Britain's transport minister Chris Grayling has defended the decision to award a 14 million pound ($17.8 million) contract for shipping goods after Brexit to a new ferry company that has yet to secure any vessels.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Britain, Chris Grayling, Brexit


Suggestion that drone did not exist down to 'poor communications'

Police should not have said there ‘may not have been any genuine drone activity’, says government sourceSuggestions that there may never have been a drone at Gatwick Airport were down to “poor communications” rather than a genuine possibility that the incident was baseless, police have told the government.Ministers were briefed on the latest situation at the airport in an hour-long conference call chaired by the transport secretary, Chris Grayling. Continue reading...
Tags: Police, UK News, Air transport, Transport, Chris Grayling, Gatwick Airport


Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

Aviation chiefs are going to be on a steep learning curve to counter the security threat posed by drones after a costly and humiliating shutdown of London's Gatwick airport. "This kind of incident is unprecedented anywhere in the world, the disruption of an airport in this way," Britain's Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said Friday. Flights were suspended again at Gatwick on Friday by a drone alert, just hours after being reopened following the original unmanned drown sightings which caus...
Tags: London, News, Britain, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling


London's Gatwick airport reopens again after drones sow travel chaos

After the biggest disruption at Gatwick, Britain's second busiest airport, since a volcanic ash cloud in 2010, Gatwick said around 700 planes were due to take off on Friday, although there would still be delays and cancellations. The airport briefly closed again on Friday to investigate a new drone sighting but was soon operating as normal. "The military measures we have in place at the airport have provided us with reassurance necessary to re-open our airfield." Britain deployed unidentified...
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Gatwick airport drone chaos: operator not yet found but flights resume – live

Drones spotted over last two days not tracked down, but limited number of flights now arriving and departingSmall number of flights resume after drone disruptionWhat the papers said about the Gatwick chaosWhat are my rights if my flight is cancelled? 9.04am GMT Bolstered patrols are meanwhile taking place around other UK airports to watch out for any similar threats of the type which brought Gatwick to a standstill, the transport secretary also revealed this morning.Chris Grayling added: “We...
Tags: Travel, UK, UK News, World news, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Chris Grayling, Santa, Gatwick Airport, Annie Kelly


UK airport restarts some flights after drone shutdown chaos

The UK’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened its runway early this morning after a day of shutdown triggered after drones were repeatedly spotting flying nearby. Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport In a media statement issued at 08:00 GMT this morning, the airport said it reopened the runway at 06:00 and that a “limited number” of aircraft are now taking off and landing. Though it also warned the rate is “very restricted”, with just a few runway movements per hour. P...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Hardware, Tech, Bbc, Drone, House Of Lords, United Kingdom, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Airport, Runway, Grayling, Noel Sharkey, Baroness Sugg


CHAOS: Malicious Drones Shuts Down Gatwick Airport in Middle of Christmas Holiday Rush

Drones are making a name for themselves right now as one floating over Gatwick airport in the UK has brought that airport’s traffic to standstill. Police in Sussex received numerous reports of the device floating near the airport and authorities responded swiftly by shutting the airport down basically. Image via Darrel Und from Pexels.com. The shutdown began on Wednesday evening when two drones flew over the fence surrounding the airport and into the runway. Drones continued to make appearance...
Tags: Photography, UK, News, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Gatwick Airport, Sussex, Pexels, Gavin Williamson, Justin Burtenshaw, Stewart Wingate, Darrel Und, BBC UK Defence, UK Treasury Secretary Transport


Police call in the Army to help deal with Gatwick chaos as drones cause runway to close - latest news

What are the laws surrounding drones at airports? How to claim compensation for disrupted flights Gatwick admit will take "several days" to recover Could a drone really bring down a plane? Harry de Quetteville | Drones: fine line between toy and terror The Army has been called in to help deal with the mayhem at Gatwick caused by drones flying near the airport.  Sussex Police formally requested the help of the military and a source told The Telegraph assistance could come in the form of helicopte...
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