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Long delays on Eurotunnel due to 'migrant activity'

Eurotunnel passengers are facing hours of delays this morning due to "overnight migrant activity".

The operator said there were delays of up to four hours for passengers travelling from the UK to France.

Services were briefly suspended overnight but have since resumed with Eurotunnel saying it was working to get services back to running on time.

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Roof sliced off bus: TFL to launch investigation

The top deck of a bus was sliced off when it slammed into a bridge. Credit: @LAS_HART

Transport for London says it will launch a full investigation into the collision which sliced a roof off a bus.

At approximately 9.20pm on 18 July, a route 197 double-decker bus, operated by Arriva, was involved in a collision with a bridge at the junction of Portland Road and Clifford Road. Seven passengers sustained minor injuries and emergency services attended the scene. There will be a full investigation into the incident.

– LEON DANIELS, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

Former TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy takes over at Network Rail

Former Transport for London Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy will start his first day on the job as the new chairman of Network Rail today.

Sir Peter Hendy was a senior figure at TfL for almost 15 years before being made chairman of Network Rail Credit: Transport for London

He was installed in the job by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin late last month. It's hoped he can help rescue Britain's rail network after over-running engineering work at stations such as London Bridge led to a catalogue of delays for commuters. He is expected by the government to undertake a review of Network Rail's investment programme over the next few months.

London Underground boss Mike Brown is taking over as the interim TfL Commissioner until a permanent replacement is recruited.

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Gatwick bosses accuse runway reports of using 'inaccurate assumptions'

Bosses at Gatwick Airport have criticised a report recommending a new runway should be built at Heathrow, accusing it of relying on an inaccurate 'economic modelling of assumptions'.

easyJet plane landing at Gatwick Airport Credit: PA

Sir Roy McNulty, chairman of the Gatwick Airport Board, said the Airports Commission had understated both Gatwick's strengths and the challenges faced by Heathrow when it made its decision to favour a new runway at the west London airport.

Credit: PA

We are quite absolutely sure that what they have finally settled on does not make sense, and we will be putting that point as strongly as we can to the Government.

– Sir Roy McNulty, chairman of the Gatwick Airport Board
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