The chaos that followed flooding on Christmas Eve at London Gatwick shows airports across the U.K. must improve their contingency planning and ensure they put passengers’ interests first, lawmakers said.
Plans to boost women’s cycling in the U.K. are being hampered by road-safety concerns, squandering the potential benefit from Britain’s two-year stranglehold on the Tour de France, the sport’s elite event.
Louise Ellman, who heads the U.K. Parliament’s Transport Committee, called on the government to delay signing a contract for FirstGroup Plc to run Britain’s premier express rail route instead of Virgin Trains so her committee can probe the deal.
Britain’s insurers should abandon “sharp practices” driving up the cost of auto premiums and the government ought to make it harder for whiplash claims to succeed, according to a House of Commons committee.
On a cold January evening last year, Sandy Van Litsenborgh was driving home from work on an icy side street in Whitechapel , east London. Unable to pass an oncoming motorist because the street was too narrow, she reversed to let the car past and hit a Vauxhall Vectra parked behind her.