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 Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell is due to officially name a new 115,000-tonne British cruise liner this spring.

Ballerina to name cruise liner

Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell is due to officially name a new 115,000-tonne British cruise liner this spring.

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Union planning fresh strike ballot

The union representing British Airways cabin crew is set to move “swiftly” towards a fresh ballot after its planned 12-day Christmas strike was ruled unlawful, officials announced.

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 The High Court hearing to decide whether British Airways should have an injunction preventing a series of crippling Christmas strikes by thousands of cabin crew has resumed.

BA strike injunction action resumes

The High Court hearing to decide whether British Airways should have an injunction preventing a series of crippling Christmas strikes by thousands of cabin crew has resumed.

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Recession hits international travel

A lack of business travellers is continuing to affect tourism figures both to and from the UK, it has been revealed.

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Protest over rail job cuts

A leading rail union is due to stage protests at railway stations across the country as part of a campaign over threatened maintenance job losses.

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BA staff strike ballot result due

The size of the British Airways pension deficit has grown to £3.7 billion, the company announced, as the airline was braced for news of a crippling Christmas strike by its cabin crew.

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Warning on Tube contract ‘meltdown’

Union leaders have warned of a “meltdown” on a London Underground maintenance contract as they stepped up demands for the work to be brought in-house.

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 Prime Minister Gordon Brown has hailed the start of the UK's first full domestic high-speed rail services and promised to invest £20 billion in railway infrastructure in the next few years.

Brown hails high-speed rail service

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has hailed the start of the UK’s first full domestic high-speed rail services and promised to invest £20 billion in railway infrastructure in the next few years.

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Three rail routes to be electrified

A £200 million rail electrification programme for a busy urban area has been announced by the Government.

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 The UK will need to brace itself for more wintry weather with below-freezing temperatures and snow expected later in the week, forecasters have said.

Snow due as UK braced for cold snap

The UK will need to brace itself for more wintry weather with below-freezing temperatures and snow expected later in the week, forecasters have said.

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