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South Western Railway introduce new peak time trains

Credit: SWR

South Western Railway will be introducing longer trains and extra seats during their peak time services today, Monday 11 December until early 2018.

The rail operator says 100 additional carriages will be available, carrying up to 5,000 more passengers on its busiest routes.

The existing trains will be used for other services.

Passengers travelling on their trains are now also able to claim compensation for a journey delay of 15 minutes or more, changing from the previous 30-minute threshold.

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Torbay Council to spend £1mil on public toilets before new operators take over

Healthmatic will take over 16 of Torbay's public loos Credit: ITV West Country

Torbay's toilets will be run by new operators as the local Council tries to save money and safeguard jobs.

Healthmatic will take over 16 of Torbay's public loos, and there could be charges of up to 30p to use them.

The council will spend just over £1million to modernise the toilets before the handover.

Hundreds of schools across Gloucestershire closed due to heavy snowfall

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice. Credit: ITV West Country

Schools in parts of Gloucestershire are closed for the day following heavy snowfall over the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice and police are urging drivers to stay off the roads if possible, because of the hazardous conditions.

The full list of school closures can be found on the county council's website here.

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