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The row over the route for HS1 - 10 years on

It's been ten years since the high speed line between Folkestone and London St Pancras was completed.

But it was talked about for 30 years before it was built. And one of the biggest sticking points was the route it should take.

There were several different options proposed over the years - through Sussex as well as Kent.

Abigail Bracken's been looking back at the rows over the route. Her report includes interviews Charing Parish Council's Cllr Tylden Reed and the former Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald, Ann Widdecombe.

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Gatwick wins Airport of the Year award

It's the second award Gatwick has won recently Credit: PA

Gatwick Airport has scooped two awards including Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards.

Reduced queuing times and adding more choice to its retail concessions are among the factors that the Airport believes helped them win the title. It follows the busiest ever October for the site, where 3.9 million passengers walked through its doors.

As a result of Gatwick’s continually increasing global connectivity, long-haul traffic also continues to boom. Passengers can now travel further across the globe, with 22 new long-haul routes added in the last 12 months, including flights to Cape Town, Singapore, Chicago and Seattle.

Gatwick Airport CEO, Stewart Wingate said it’s a reward for the commitment and hard work of staff and partners right across the airport.

Southern reaches agreement with ASLEF

Southern have reached agreement with ASLEF Credit: ITV

Southern Rail says it has reached agreement with ASLEF, the drivers' union, after crippling industrial action.

We are pleased to let you know that we've reached an agreement with ASLEF, the trade union that represents most of our drivers. Thank you for your patience.

We can now plan better to provide you with a more reliable service. We would like to reassure you that:

• We have more on-board staff than ever before

• This is an independently assessed safe operation

• One third of UK trains already run this way

We are undergoing the biggest modernisation programme in generations, as part of our commitment to future-proofing the busiest part of the UK rail network. We will keep you posted about future developments.

– Angie Doll, Passenger Service Director

More disruption on day two of rail strike

Services are being disrupted by the action Credit: ITV

It's day two of the RMT Union's strike on South Western Railway, Southern and the Island Line.

The walkout is part of the dispute over driver-only operated trains. South Western Railway is using a contingency timetable with buses used on some routes.

Rail passengers face disruption during strike

Hundreds of thousands of rail passengers from across the region faced difficult journeys - as they struggled to get home because of strike action by South Western Railway workers. Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

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