The U.K. said it will give “long- term support” to the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, pledging 11 million pounds ($18 million) to build infrastructure and protect women after the storm killed more than 5,000 people.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening will be replaced by outgoing Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin, ITV news reported tonight, as Prime Minister David Cameron reorganized his ministerial team. It did not say where it got the information.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promoted Jeremy Hunt to health secretary, replacing Andrew Lansley, and also demoted Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke in a Cabinet revamp that kept the top ministers in their posts.
The U.K. government approved a plan to build a high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and on to northern England, making some changes to the route to meet objections from lawmakers who oppose the proposal.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to reorganize his ministerial team after his summer break, seeking to get his coalition on track after months of U- turns and mutinies, said a person familiar with the matter.
The U.K. awarded a 4.5 billion pound ($7 billion) train order to Hitachi Ltd. and Henderson Group Plc's John Laing, more than three years after the suppliers were named as preferred bidders for the contract.
U.K. Transport Secretary Justine Greening will meet with managers from London Heathrow airport and its airline customers to discuss ways of maximizing capacity at a hub where the government has blocked expansion.
London’s Heathrow airport, hemmed in by urban sprawl and barred from adding a new runway, is turning to bigger jets and glitzier shops to keep growing in the face of a campaign to build a rival hub on the Thames estuary.
Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority will be given new powers to promote passenger interests, including fining airports for poor performance, under proposals published today by Transport Secretary Justine Greening.