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    1. June 21, 2012

      Gove ‘O-level’ plan sparks uproar

      Michael Gove has ignited a furious coalition row with the Liberal Democrats by proposing to abolish the GCSE, the exam...

    2. May 22, 2012

      Class war rumbles on in Westminster

      Class and poverty are dominating discussion in Westminster as the coalition exchanges blows with Labour over the issue of...

    1. January 24, 2012

      Elections of mayors planned for November

      Elections for mayors in up to 11 of England’s biggest cities will go ahead in November – subject to the outcome of...

    2. December 7, 2011

      Budget errors add to schools reform fears

      The coalition’s academies programme has had sceptics from the start – even from school reformers inside the academies...

    3. September 23, 2011

      MPs warn on failure to reform civil service

      Key policies on public service reform, localism and the Big Society “will fail”, MPs warned on Thursday, because the...

    4. May 6, 2011

      My response to Adonis’s plans

      From David Lidington MP. Sir, I was puzzled by the quotation you attributed to me in your report “Nimbys begin struggle over...

    5. April 17, 2011

      Research supports academies policy

      The academies programme, supported by both major British parties, has been given fresh support by researchers who find that...

    6. March 21, 2011

      Will low-key ‘Ozzy’ dazzle?

      Chancellors tend not to acquire playful media monikers, perhaps because of the gravity of the office. Alistair Darling never...

    7. March 7, 2011

      Economy does not depend on high-speed rail

      From Mr Martin Halliday. Sir, Despite his protestations to the contrary (Letters, March 1), it seems that Andrew Adonis is...

    8. October 22, 2010

      Stability at top would help cut waste

      From Mr Miles Templeman. Sir, Wednesday’s tough spending review, which was absolutely necessary, must now be matched with...

    9. October 19, 2010

      Slash and burn won’t cure Whitehall

      It is hard to exaggerate the pace and scale of change about to sweep through Whitehall, as part of wider public spending...

    10. 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,...

    11. June 15, 2010

      Rail growth rates 'unsustainable'

      Recent growth rates in the railway industry will be "unsustainable" if the sector's costs remain as high as at present, the...

    12. June 7, 2010

      Debate on high-speed rail reveals deep divide

      Britain's key transport policymakers are embroiled in a heated dispute over how best to allocate limited resources in a...

    13. June 7, 2010

      Funding constraints steer fierce debate

      Britain's key transport policymakers are embroiled in a heated dispute over how best to allocate limited resources in a...

    14. June 7, 2010

      Roads polarise experts and MPs

      One issue that unites almost all British transport economists - and distances them from most politicians - is their view...

    15. June 6, 2010

      Radical transport thinking sparks dispute

      Britain’s key transport policymakers are embroiled in a heated dispute over how best to allocate limited resources in a...

    16. June 4, 2010

      Axe for InterCity carriages order feared

      Rail operators are bracing themselves for Philip Hammond, the new transport secretary, to cancel a £7.5bn order for 1,400...

    17. May 25, 2010

      Britain wrestles with the Con-Lib paradox

      The shock in centre-left circles that the Liberal Democrats chose to enter into coalition with the Conservatives is deep....

    18. March 15, 2010

      Plan to turn UK lords into US-style senators

      The UK House of Lords would be turned into a US-style elected Senate under a Labour election pledge to complete reforms of...

    19. March 15, 2010

      Plan to turn UK lords into US-style senators

      The UK House of Lords would be turned into a US-style elected Senate under a Labour election pledge to complete reforms of...

    20. March 14, 2010

      Plan to turn UK lords into US-style senators

      The UK House of Lords would be turned into a US-style elected Senate under a Labour election pledge to complete reforms of...

    21. March 12, 2010

      Region welcomes Leeds and Sheffield's inclusion in plan

      Yorkshire businesses and politicians reacted with joy to the unexpected announcement that the new line would branch from...

    22. February 27, 2010

      Probe delays high-speed train decision

      One of Britain's biggest train orders faces an uncertain future after the government announced an inquiry into whether plans...

    23. February 26, 2010

      Probe delays high-speed train decision

      One of Britain’s biggest, most controversial train orders faces an uncertain future after the government announced an...

    24. February 25, 2010

      Electric cars have £5,000 subsidy

      Anyone who buys an electric car will be able to take advantage of a subsidy of up to £5,000 under plans to be set out by the...

    25. February 20, 2010

      Tory claim over high-speed rail

      The shadow transport secretary has insisted the Conservatives are more enthusiastic about high-speed rail than the...

    26. February 18, 2010

      Stagecoach seeks more control over rail

      UK train services are "as good as they can get" unless the government gives operators more control over the tracks,...

    27. February 17, 2010

      Stagecoach seeks more control over rail

      One of Britain’s biggest rail operators has called on the government to give train companies more control so they can...

    28. January 27, 2010

      Chaotic Thameslink offers extra compensation

      Passengers on the chaotic Thameslink commuter line will be able to claim free travel or discounted tickets in addition to...

    29. January 21, 2010

      Adonis warns Thameslink rail operator

      The train operator responsible for running the chaotic Thameslink service could be stripped of its franchise if it fails to...

    30. January 20, 2010

      Adonis warns Thameslink rail operator

      The train operator responsible for running the chaotic Thameslink service could be stripped of its franchise if it fails to...

    31. January 15, 2010

      Late trains face reality check

      Train operators could have to hit tougher punctuality targets after Lord Adonis, the transport secretary, signalled that the...

    32. January 12, 2010

      Tories plan to introduce longer rail franchises

      Theresa Villiers will on Wednesday promise to introduce a new system of flexible rail franchises of 15 to 20 years to impose...

    33. December 4, 2009

      Drink-driving law under scrutiny

      The legal alcohol limit for driving could be lowered and new offences related to drug-driving introduced after the...

    34. November 27, 2009

      Not quite end of the line for NatExpress

      National Express will be allowed to retain its remaining two rail franchises for their full term after the government...

    35. November 26, 2009

      Not quite end of the line for NatExpress

      Hanging on to the East Anglia and C2C routes for another year will allow the operator to retain a source of cash flow as it...

    36. November 26, 2009

      National Express loses East Anglia franchise

      National Express will not be allowed to extend its East Anglia rail franchise beyond 2011, it was announced on Thursday. The...

    37. November 24, 2009

      Rail discomfort

      Lord Adonis, transport secretary, won praise last week for announcing £50m to spruce up the country's 10 worst interchange...

    38. October 7, 2009

      Taking a train to the sun and back

      From Mr John Willman. Sir, Andrew Adonis is doing such a great job of advocating new high-speed rail lines for the UK that I...

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