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Rail fares to rise by up to 3.6%

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares from January 2018. Train operators can raise fares by as much as the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for July. This figure is the highest since 2011, when it was 5%. Passenger groups said commuters [...]

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N Korea leader ‘briefed’ on Guam plan but opts to wait

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean state media released photos of Kim Jong-un apparently reviewing military documents North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reviewed plans to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam but will hold off, state media said. Although prepared for “the enveloping fire at Guam”, the North said it would [...]

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Brexit: UK suggests ‘temporary customs union’ with EU

Posted by Warren Fyfe on August 15, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The EU’s customs union means members charge the same tariff on goods coming from other countries The UK has set out the “ambitious new customs arrangement” it wants to secure with the EU after Brexit. Ministers said the plans would mean the “freest and most frictionless possible trade” with [...]

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