NEWS DIGEST 02.01.2021: 2021 – thinking positive ahead but still feeling the pains of 2020

Welcome to our very first News Digest of the year 2021. Firstly we would like to wish all our Community, readers and visitors a very happy and hopefully much better New Year. Our news today comes from Facebook. Online magazine … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 02.01.2021: 2021 – thinking positive ahead but still feeling the pains of 2020

NEWS DIGEST 22.08.2020: Footprints and temperatures from times gone by

  Today’s news digest is brought to you by my personal Twitter account @VShah1984. Melbourne, Australia-based German geographer and demographer Simon Kuestenmacher @simongerman600 shared a GIF chart originally posted on the popular newsboard Reddit’s r/dataisbeautiful feed. The chart features two … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 22.08.2020: Footprints and temperatures from times gone by

ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via ELLENA CRUSE/Ilford Recorder   Commuters using the London Underground’s Central metro (Tube) line between Wanstead and Leytonstone stations may be familiar with the ear-splitting screeching noise rising up from the tracks as they … Continue reading ALL ABOARD THE SCREAM TRAIN!: Transport agency to fix screeching track problem in east London

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: Contactless Travel

On the 16th September 2014, Transport for London (TfL), the London authority in charge of the city’s public transport formally ushered in a new way of paying fares for its customers. This new paying method, which TfL has branded ‘contactless travel’ enables commuters with special credit or debit cards to use these cards to pay for their daily travel without having to buy tickets or top up an Oystercard, making it ideal for occasional users or tourists…or anyone unfortunately unable to access their usual means of fare payment (lost Oystercard/photocard, for example). Many banks and building societies in the UK now offer credit and debit cards with a distinctive ‘sound wave’ logo. … Continue reading TRANSPORT FOR LONDON: Contactless Travel

FREE OAP TRAVEL: West Midlands pensioners could lose funding

The West Midlands “ring and ride” service which provides free transportation for the elderly could soon be abolished under local government cutbacks, the Express and Star reports. The distinctive red, white and blue minibuses have long been a valuable service offering a degree of independence for people with mobility problems caused by advanced age or disability. However, Westminster’s austerity campaign to bring Britain out of recession has seen funding cut significantly for local councils across the United Kingdom, including those in the West Midlands region. Cuts are expected to free public transport services in the West Midlands. The dry-up of … Continue reading FREE OAP TRAVEL: West Midlands pensioners could lose funding