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    1. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    2. August 20, 2014

      Four arrested over ‘New IRA’ letter bombs

      Four people were arrested in Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a police investigation into a series of letter bombs...

    1. July 10, 2014

      Northern Ireland Unionist leaders seek inquiry into march dispute

      Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland on Thursday called for an inquiry into the banning of part of a loyalist parade as...

    2. David Allen Green

      June 5, 2014

      Does a lord chancellor really need to be a lawyer?

      Last weekend the Sunday Mirror reported, almost in passing, that Chris Grayling may be sacked from the UK cabinet: So...

    3. May 5, 2014

      ‘Window’ open for progress in Northern Ireland talks

      The Irish and British governments want Northern Ireland’s political parties to reopen talks on dealing with the legacy of...

    4. December 31, 2013

      Northern Ireland talks chaired by Richard Haass end in failure

      All-night talks to ease political tensions in Northern Ireland ended in failure on Tuesday morning as the five largest...

    5. July 19, 2013

      Theresa Villiers warns parades violence will harm NI investment

      Further parade-related violence in Northern Ireland will only damage efforts to attract jobs and investment to the region,...

    6. May 9, 2013

      G4S awarded contract to help protect G8 leaders

      G4S, the support services group that bungled the contract to supply security guards to the London Olympics, will help the...

    7. February 26, 2013

      MPs pinpoint blame for West Coast debacle

      Fundamental errors combined with a lack of leadership and common sense at the Department for Transport led to the West Coast...

    8. October 3, 2012

      Coalition accused of ineptitude and waste

      Precisely a month ago, the then rail minister Theresa Villiers struck an uncompromising note as she promised the government...

    9. September 13, 2012

      N Ireland seeks decision on rate-setting

      Northern Ireland’s political and business leaders have urged the UK Treasury to stop dithering over devolving corporation...

    10. September 4, 2012

      Reshuffle seen to pave way for Heathrow U-turn

      The removal of Justine Greening as transport secretary and the appointment of Patrick McLoughlin as her successor has been...

    11. September 4, 2012

      Industry reaction to cabinet shake-up

      Reaction to David Cameron’s first reshuffle has been swift. FT reporters round-up comments from health professionals, the...

    12. Westminster Blog

      September 4, 2012

      Tory changes to the cabinet

      David Cameron has now completed the Conservative cabinet appointments of his first major reshuffle. As Nick Clegg works own...

    13. September 3, 2012

      Virgin challenge delays rail contract

      The government has delayed the signing of a contract to hand control of the West Coast main line to FirstGroup because of a...

    14. Westminster Blog

      September 3, 2012

      Govt puts FirstGroup bid for train line on hold

      This post originally attributed the statement to Justine Greening, the transport secretary. It was actually issued by her...

    15. July 15, 2012

      UK hopes to boost regional airports

      Britain’s underused regional airports could help alleviate the capacity crunch in the south-east, a government minister has...

    16. May 22, 2012

      Scheduled flights get priority for Games

      Airlines have secured a partial victory in their battle to ensure that scheduled flights can be given priority over private...

    17. May 20, 2012

      Heathrow ‘free to lobby on third runway’

      The owner of Heathrow airport will be free to make the case for a third runway during the consultation on how to preserve...

    18. April 18, 2012

      Minister rejects calls for third Heathrow runway

      The aviation minister on Wednesday strongly rejected calls from business to allow Heathrow airport’s expansion, saying...

    19. April 18, 2012

      Gatwick sets sights on fresh markets

      Gatwick is seeking to become the UK’s main gateway to emerging markets, and is well placed to do so because it does not...

    20. December 30, 2011

      Campaigners see no need for new runways

      Britain can deal with a steep rise in aviation demand in the coming decades without building any new airports or runways,...

    21. Westminster Blog

      November 2, 2011

      Theresa Villiers pulls out of Derby meeting

      By Andrew Bounds The government has risked a fresh fight with Derby after Theresa Villiers, rail minister, pulled out of a...

    22. August 3, 2011

      Protesters seek to block Dover sale

      Opponents of plans to privatise the port of Dover have called on the government to use a revised set of criteria for the...

    23. June 16, 2011

      Bombardier loses out to Siemens on train order

      The UK’s last remaining train factory suffered a significant blow on Thursday when a consortium led by Germany’s Siemens was...

    24. February 2, 2011

      Minister sets out reform of travel insurance

      Millions more holidaymakers will have to pay into the government’s ATOL travel insurance scheme under plans announced by...

    25. Westminster Blog

      January 28, 2011

      Network Rail hire former Tory transport special adviser

      As I revealed before Christmas, Network Rail has agreed to pay for an independent inquiry into allegations of misuse of...

    26. January 19, 2011

      New rail franchisees could face greater risks

      Ministers are poised to end a system that compensates train operators when revenues fall short of expectations while keeping...

    27. November 18, 2010

      Minister and mayor duck Thameslink questions

      The rail minister and London’s mayor have refused to be drawn on the timing and scope of the next stage in upgrading the...

    28. October 17, 2010

      Train chief attacks timid rail overhaul

      One of Britain’s biggest train operators has launched a blistering attack on the government’s plans to overhaul the rail...

    29. October 7, 2010

      Virgin bid to extend rail franchise rejected

      Virgin Trains’ request for a two-year extension to its West Coast rail contract has been rejected, raising the prospect of a...

    30. October 4, 2010

      Hammond gives high-speed rail line green light

      Philip Hammond promised to press ahead with a new £33bn high-speed rail line despite financial constraints on the government...

    31. Westminster Blog

      October 4, 2010

      Hammond scraps Tories' plans for S-shaped high speed rail

      Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, has proved his pragmatism this morning by announcing in his conference speech that...

    32. 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...

    33. June 30, 2010

      National Express may keep control of rail lines

      National Express may be allowed to continue operating two of the UK's busiest rail lines, in a reversal of the previous...

    34. June 30, 2010

      Nat Express may keep control of rail lines

      National Express may be allowed to continue operating two of the UK’s busiest rail lines, in a reversal of the previous...

    35. June 18, 2010

      Rail review follows bill for higher subsidies

      The government has signalled a radical shake-up of the rail industry at the same time as an arbitrator ruled that it must...

    36. June 17, 2010

      Rail review follows bill for higher subsidies

      The government has signalled a radical shake-up of the rail industry at the same time as an arbitrator ruled that it must...

    37. May 20, 2010

      Ministers scour books for cuts

      A £6bn contract for civil search-and-rescue missions, a £1bn job creation scheme and a £7.5bn order for new inter-city...

    38. May 19, 2010

      Ministers scour government books for cuts

      A £6bn contract for civil search-and-rescue missions, a £1bn job creation scheme and a £7.5bn order for new inter-city...

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