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Thomas Cook pilots plan three more strikes in Autumn

Pilots are set to walk out on three dates in September and October. Credit: PA

Thomas Cook pilots will stage three more strikes this Autumn if talks at the conciliation service Acas do not resolve a pay dispute, their union has announced.

They will stage walkouts on September 23 and 29 and October 6 unless there is a breakthrough in talks, the British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) said.

Pilots at the travel company are currently on a 12-hour strike which started at 3am on Friday.

Balpa general secretary Brian Strutton said they will "focus on trying to make progress" and urged Thomas Cook to make an "acceptable offer" so they can call of the action.

A spokesman for Thomas Cook said they had offered a "fair" pay deal.

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Homeowners affected by HS2 route guaranteed a 'comparable home'

The Transport Secretary says people in South Yorkshire whose homes will be bulldozed to make way for the HS2 rail line will be guaranteed a 'comparable home.'

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Government says 16 houses on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough will be knocked down.

Chris Grayling spoke in the Commons last night to respond to concerns raised by people living in the area.

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HS2 to follow 'eastern' route through South Yorkshire

Campaigners have reacted angrily after the Government announced the route for HS2, which will force the demolition of newly-built housing estate in South Yorkshire.

"The route in South Yorkshire will be the route consulted in 2016 which in part follows the M1 and M18, serves Sheffield City Centre via a spur from the HS2 line and includes provision for a northern junction allowing trains to run between Sheffield and Leeds city centres using HS2."

– Department of Transport

Farming family in HS2 shadow fear for their livelihood

The Schofield brothers

A family of farming brothers say they will see their homes destroyed and business disrupted if the new High Speed 2 rail line goes ahead as expected.

It's thought the Government will confirm later that the route will go straight through the Schofield brother's land in Mexborough.

The brothers claim they've had no communication with HS2 planners even though it will mean bulldozing their houses. Here's Christopher Schofield.

Those affected by HS2 route need to be 'properly compensated'

An announcement on the HS2 route is due at 3.30pm. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says those people who are going to be affected by the HS2 route need to be 'properly compensated' and 'properly looked after'.

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