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Reality check kicks bike journey target to the kerb

The wheels have come off ministers’ ambitious plans for one in ten journeys in Scotland to be made by bike by 2020.

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British teenagers hurt in coach crash in France. Picture: @paulette59553/PA Wire

Two British pupils seriously injured after coach crash in France

TWO British school children have been seriously injured after a coach full of pupils crashed in France near the Swiss border.

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Transport minister urged to get involved in ScotRail row. Picture: John Devlin

Transport minister urged to broker deal in driver-only trains row

LABOUR has urged the Transport Minister to intervene and broker a deal between unions and ScotRail to head off planned industrial action.

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Relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hold placards urging the search to go on. Picture: AFP/Getty

Authorities raise tracking standards to avoid MH370 repeat

The airline industry is still working to raise safety standards to prevent another plane from going missing, as investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years.

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Nearly 2,000 Vtec staff will be balloted, including train managers. Picture: PA

More strikes threatened on Scots railways with new ballot

Further industrial unrest on Scotland’s railways has erupted with the RMT union announcing a strike ballot at Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) over “jobs, working conditions and safety”.

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Train on the East Coast Main Line. PA Photo John Giles

Missing dementia patient rescued from East Coast main line

Rescuers saved a missing dementia patient after she was found wandering on the east coast rail line.

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The Air Transat A310 was due to depart Glasgow for Toronto. File picture: Wiki Commons

Airline suspends pilots charged with being drunk on Glasgow flight

TWO Canadian pilots held in custody after being charged with being drunk as they prepared to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Toronto have been suspended by their airline.

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New online tool to give information on punctuality of rail services. Picture: John Devlin

Rail passengers to track punctuality of trains on their phones

RAIL passengers can use a new online tool to check the punctuality of specific trains.

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Virgin Trains East Coast staff to be balloted for industrial action over job fears.  Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

RMT union calls strike ballot at Virgin Trains East Coast

More industrial unrest on Scotland’s railways erupted today with the RMT union announcing a strike ballot at Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) over “jobs, working conditions and safety”.

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Hunt for Flight 370 is to be suspended. AP Photo/Rob Griffith

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to be suspended

THE hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the ministers of the three countries conducting the operation have said.

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The car plunged into the Firth of Forth at Burntisland. Picture: JP

Man and four girls ‘safe’ after car plunges into sea in Fife

FIVE people have had a lucky escape after the car they were in plunged into the sea in Fife.

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Much of the A9 may yet remain unchanged for some years to come. Picture: TSPL

Alastair Dalton: Don’t wait for dualling to improve A9

IT’S a long road to travel for real improvements to the A9, writes Alastair Dalton

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The government has proposed a reduction of 50 per cent in the tax, starting in April 2018, with the tax to be completely abolished when resources allow. Picture: TSPL

Derek Halden: Planned cuts to APD could cause problems

GOVERNMENT plans to cut air passenger duty could land Scotland in financial trouble, says Derek Halden.

Opinion
A body has been recovered from the River Clyde after a car plunged into the water: Picture: John Devlin

Body found after car plunges into River Clyde

A body has been recovered after a car crashed into the River Clyde near the Braehead shopping centre.

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The Glasgow Subway is now expected to remain closed until mid-August. Photo: John Devlin

Glasgow Subway shutdown extended for two weeks

The Glasgow Subway is expected to remain shut for an extra two weeks because of work delays, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) announced today.

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The nuclear submarine HMS Ambush making an unscheduled stop in Gibraltar due to damage to its conning tower after hitting a vessel. AFP/DM Parody/Getty Images

UK nuclear submarine collides with merchant ship near Gibraltar

A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine has been forced into port in Gibraltar after a collision with a merchant vessel.

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Coach crashes of Highland road. Picture: Johnston Press

Coach carrying 46 people crashes off Highland road

A TOURIST bus with more than 40 people has been involved in an accident on a north tourist route.

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EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall. Picture: Jane Barlow

EasyJet braces for turbulence after ‘difficult’ quarter

EasyJet today said it was confident of navigating its way through stormy skies after passenger confidence was knocked by political turmoil in Turkey and recent terrorist attacks.

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An aircraft flies over residential houses in Hounslow as it prepares to land at Heathrow. Picture: Getty Images

Scots firms demand end to delays over Heathrow/Gatwick runway decision

The UK Government must urgently decide on a new runway for Heathrow or Gatwick, groups representing 11,000 Scottish firms demanded today.

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Martin Griffiths received a �334,000 bonus

Stagecoach bosses see bonuses fall after profits come under pressure

Bosses at transport group Stagecoach saw their annual bonuses dip after profits at the Perth-headquartered firm fell last year.

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