Rail passengers will benefit from free Wi-Fi on trains across England and Wales from 2017, Rail Minister Claire Perry announced today.
Train operators are being asked to set how they will meet the commitment to provide this important service for passengers. All train operators bidding for new franchises and direct award agreements will have to include this specification in their bid.
Where there is no new franchise agreement due in the next two years, almost £50 million of funding will be released from the Department for Transport to ensure Wi-Fi is available on selected services from 2017, including services operated by Great Northern.
Huddersfield based road safety group BRAKE have today welcomed the trial of new 'driverless vehicles.' Several automated prototypes are being unveiled across the UK today. Campaigners say the technology could improve road safety and save lives.
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Police forces across the country are urging people to be vigilant online as part of Safer Internet Day.
It is vital that everybody who goes online, or is responsible for someone who goes online, is aware of the potential risks. The internet is an amazing source of information, so long as you have the information you need to use it safely. Always have your wits about you and understand that what you see might not necessarily be what you get. A friendly 13 year old boy looking to strike up a friendship could be a 50 year old paedophile; an enticing and lucrative investment opportunity could be a con, designed to steal money from you. There are many ways you can reduce your risk of becoming a victim of cyber-crime, not least by educating yourself on internet safety.
Today is Safer Internet Day but sadly, the truth is that hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear some story about the dark power of the internet. There are so many different perils, from confidence tricks where people are sucked into losing money, to young people being groomed by sexual predators. There are huge positives to the internet but there are also some evil people out there with the potential to ruin your life.
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Nearly 70,000 more homes in Lincolnshire can now get superfast broadband, according to figures released today. It's part of a programme to inprove connectivity across the country. It's hoped it will attract more businesses to the area.
Construction work has started on a £300million wind turbine production and installation plant in Hull, which is being hailed as the most significant investment in the Humber region for a century.
Siemens is investing the huge sum at the city's Alexandra Dock, which the company says will create up to a 1,000 full time jobs.
Experts say the region has the potential to be the a world-class renewable energy hub.
Fiona Dwyer was at today's ground-breaking ceremony:
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has been in Hull to help launch the new £310 Siemen's renewable energy project.
Environment Secretary Ed Davey is in Hull this afternoon helping to launch the Siemens project.
The 310 million pound investment in renewable energy will create one thousand new jobs in East Yorkshire. The offshore wind turbine manufacturing and assembly facilities will be based in Hull's Alexandra Dock. And this afternoon there is an opening ceremony to mark the start of construction.