Christopher Garnett has resigned as chief executive of train operator GNER only days before the High Court rules on the company's attempt to quash a decision by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).
His departure is the latest surprise from the cash strapped Sea Containers group, the owner of GNER, which operates the east coast main line franchise between London, Leeds and Edinburgh The Telegraph
Taxes will have to rise if Britain fails to meet European Union targets for reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill, the National Audit Office said yesterday. The spending watchdog warned that there was 'a significant risk' of council's failing to reduce the volume of waste sufficiently to comply with EU law. Such a breach could mean that Britain may be fined £180 million a year The Telegraph
Eurotunnel's creditors have been given another week to thrash out a deal to restructure the group's £6.2bn debt before a French court rules on whether the company qualifies for bankruptcy protection. The Paris Commercial Court said yesterday it would wait until next Wednesday (2nd) to rule on whether Eurotunnel qualified for a Procedure de Sauvegrade, which is similar to America's Chapter 11 The Telegraph
Moscow's newfound prosperity has brought with it a familiar problem: traffic jams.Now Europe's largest city, which is clogged by three million cars, is to get a new ring road to ease congestion with one of post-Soviet Russia's biggest infrastructure projects.Construction of the 275-mile (444km) motorway is expected to begin next year. It will cost about $10 billion (£5.4 billion) The Times
A new runway at Heathrow is looking more likely after a government study found the air pollution problem around the airport was less serious than had been feared and could be overcome. Ministers are supporting a third runway and a sixth terminal at Heathrow to allow an extra 175,000 flights a year. The runway, 1.2 miles (2,000m), and capable of handling short-haul aircraft such as Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, would open between 2015 and 2020 The Times
Traffic was disrupted once again in an important Boston connector tunnel after inspects found loose bolts in a ceiling panel, the same sort of problem that has been blamed in the death of a motorist this month.Three loose bolts - one had dislodged about half an inch, or 1.3 centimetres - were found at the westbound entrance to the Ted Williams harbour tunnel on Monday. Traffic was diverted around the area while the ceiling was shored upInternational Herald Tribune
Businesses making electrical and electronic equipment will be forced to pay up to £500m a year to recycle old products under government proposals to implement a European Union directive in the UK. Minister have rejected pleas from the industry to introduce a recycling charge paid when consumers buy new appliances, which producers say is a fairer way to pay for the disposal of 'historic' waste made before the directive was passedThe Financial TimesRelated links:Today's top stories