Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell is due to officially name a new 115,000-tonne British cruise liner this spring.
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.
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.
A lack of business travellers is continuing to affect tourism figures both to and from the UK, it has been revealed.
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.
The size of the British Airways pension deficit has grown to Â£3.7 billion, the company announced, as the airline was braced for news of a crippling Christmas strike by its cabin crew.
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.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has hailed the start of the UK’s first full domestic high-speed rail services and promised to invest Â£20 billion in railway infrastructure in the next few years.
A Â£200 million rail electrification programme for a busy urban area has been announced by the Government.
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.