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  1. April 25, 2014

    The battle for Lord’s cricket ground

    Of all Britain’s long-established institutions, perhaps none is as idiosyncratic as the 227-year-old Marylebone Cricket...

  2. September 12, 2013

    Royal Mail sell-off delivers boost for new issues market

    The initial public offering of Royal Mail will be financially and politically weighty. The sale of some £1.2bn of shares...

  1. February 15, 2013

    OFT will take the fizz out of Britvic merger

    “If this is industrial policy, I’m a Frenchman.” Gerald Corbett is seldom short of something to say, but it’s hard to...

  2. October 5, 2012

    Effort to save system after fiasco

    The unprecedented decision earlier this week to cancel the West Coast contract has plunged the rail industry into chaos,...

  3. October 3, 2012

    Franchise delay hits FirstGroup shares

    FirstGroup saw its shares lose more than 20 per cent of their value on Wednesday when investors learnt that the company had...

  4. February 5, 2012

    UK ‘took holiday on renewing our tracks’

    Sir David Higgins is only a year into the job as head of Network Rail. But he is adamant that he will not be around to...

  5. February 3, 2012

    Can I offset losses on my Railtrack shares?

    Prior to the Hatfield rail crash in 2000, I foolishly bought a large number of shares in Railtrack – thinking that it was a...

  6. January 13, 2012

    Network Rail faces prosecution for Grayrigg crash

    Network Rail is facing criminal prosecution for the 2007 Virgin Trains rail crash near the Cumbrian village of Grayrigg...

  7. December 31, 2011

    Charles Allen

    A knighthood for Charles Allen, best known in the media industry, is recognition for his behind-the-scenes role in the...

  8. December 11, 2011

    Betfair puts its faith in high rollers

    Betfair will attempt to convince investors that it is making up on ground lost since its flotation last year by reporting...

  9. November 5, 2011

    Network Rail blamed for fatal crash

    Network Rail could face a multimillion-pound fine for health and safety offences following a train crash in Cumbria in 2007...

  10. July 28, 2011

    People: RBS hires real estate old hand

    Helen Gordon, property director at Legal & General, has been poached to lead West Register, the global “bad bank” property...

  11. June 23, 2011

    Coucher defends Network Rail payout

    The former chief executive of Network Rail has defended the £1.07m payout he received on leaving the company, after the...

  12. May 31, 2011

    False allegations frustrate former rail chief

    Network Rail’s former chief executive has expressed his frustration at how one of the company’s main trade unions pursued...

  13. May 24, 2011

    Claims against Coucher ‘unfounded’, finds report

    The former chief executive of Network Rail said on Tuesday that allegations of impropriety made against him were “malicious...

  14. May 18, 2011

    Punish the directors and let the train driver go free

    The judge and spectators in court at St Albans last week all recognised the strangeness of the proceedings. Network Rail was...

  15. May 17, 2011

    Study points to radical rethink on railways

    Ministers are poised to undert­ake a fundamental rethink of nearly every aspect of rail policy, from fares to the...

  16. May 13, 2011

    Network Rail fined £3m for Potters Bar crash

    The UK rail industry still has substantial room to improve its safety standards, its regulator has warned, after the...

  17. February 27, 2011

    Network Rail chief in push for openness

    The company that runs Britain’s rail network has to move away from the conflict-driven relations with train companies and...

  18. January 20, 2011

    Lunacy of putting fallible generalists in charge of NHS

    From Mr Tom Brown. Sir, Philip Stephens’ critique of the UK government’s proposed structural reform of the NHS (January 18)...

  19. January 17, 2011

    Network Rail faces fines for autumn problems

    The rail network owner could face fines for train punctuality during the autumn cold spell after being told that poor...

  20. December 20, 2010

    Network Rail to pay for fraud inquiry

    Network Rail will pay for an independent inquiry into allegations of misuse of public funds that have dogged the publicly...

  21. December 8, 2010

    West Coast line “full by 2024”, Network Rail says

    All available capacity for trains on the main London- to-Birmingham rail route is likely to be full before a ded­icated...

  22. December 7, 2010

    Rail costs ‘could be cut by £1bn’

    The rail industry’s costs could be cut by up to £1bn a year without affecting services, according to the latest version of a...

  23. November 11, 2010

    Coal chief on track for turnround plan

    Jonson Cox, UK Coal chairman Jonson Cox, the new executive chairman of UK Coal, is not one to shirk a challenge Jonson Cox,...

  24. November 10, 2010

    Network Rail and Jarvis face crash charges

    Unlimitedmaintained a stretch of rail line after regulators started a prosecution over the fatal Potters Bar crash more than...

  25. October 13, 2010

    Cash inquiry moves closer for Network Rail

    An independent investigation into allegations of harassment and misuse of public funds at Network Rail could be announced...

  26. September 30, 2010

    Railways adviser supports devolved network

    The railway industry must tackle its inflated costs with clearer leadership than the government appears able to provide,...

  27. September 14, 2010

    Director quits as rail woes continue

    The operations director at East Coast Trains, operator of long-distance passenger trains between London, Leeds and...

  28. September 8, 2010

    Network Rail told to mind efficiency gap

    The owner of Britain’s rail infrastructure is up to 40 per cent less efficient than its European counterparts, according to...

  29. August 13, 2010

    Senior figures set to go at Network Rail

    A shake-up at Network Rail, the company that runs the UK’s rail infrastructure, is imminent, with a number of senior...

  30. August 6, 2010

    Network Rail faces information probe

    Network Rail is set to be opened up to freedom of information requests for the first time amid a flurry of potentially...

  31. July 8, 2010

    Government ready to take on Network Rail debt

    Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, said the government was willing to assume the £23.8bn debt of the company that runs...

  32. June 23, 2010

    Cutting costs so often leads to cutting corners

    I remember an illuminating conversation with a senior executive of a recently privatised water company. I was puzzled that...

  33. June 22, 2010

    Cutting costs so often leads to cutting corners

    I remember an illuminating conversation with a senior executive of a recently privatised water company. I was puzzled that...

  34. June 20, 2010

    UK high-speed rail link auction opens

    The UK coalition government launched its first major privatisation on Monday announcing the sale of the company that...

  35. June 18, 2010

    Coucher quits as Network Rail faces 'difficult' funding talks

    The company that owns Britain's rail network will face "extremely difficult" negotiations about its next five-year funding...

  36. June 17, 2010

    Network Rail faces ‘difficult’ funding talks

    The company that owns Britain’s rail network will face “extremely difficult” negotiations about its next five-year funding...

  37. June 17, 2010

    Coucher to step down as Network Rail chief

    The man who jointly set up the company that runs Britain’s rail network was to step down after nearly eight years at the top...

  38. May 9, 2010

    Plea to safeguard London transport investment

    Some of London’s most prominent business people are joining the city’s mayor Boris Johnson to make a plea for a new...

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