Transport Editor, Telegraph
David Millward is the Daily Telegraph's Transport Editor, with responsibility for covering rail, road and air. Views my own.
telegraph.co.uk — "One of the things I've got to do as transport secretary is see how we can benefit other regions in and around those particular areas so they all get a benefit from this. We've got 65 miles of high speed line in this country. When that was built there was huge controversy around it.
telegraph.co.uk — Three quarters of applicants who have applied to sell their homes to HS2, the company responsible for the £33 billion project, have been turned down under the strict rules of the "exceptional hardship scheme". The tough line taken by HS2 on compensating those living close to the first phase of the route from London to Birmingham, has triggered anger among those who have been turned down.
telegraph.co.uk — Masham, home to 1,235 people and two breweries, was dumped by the Agency when it upgraded the A1, shifting the junction north and abruptly removing the road sign which guided tourists to the picturesque village. The impact of Masham losing its junction and sign was disastrous on local businesses who reported a 30 per cent drop in visitors.
telegraph.co.uk — However the report on aviation policy is perhaps the committee's finest hour. In a matter of months it has got to grips with the issues of airport capacity and come up with ideas which should be the template for the Davies Commission. In a few crisp paragraphs it has dismantled the case for a Thames Estuary airport.
telegraph.co.uk — It is the latest technological innovation in an industry which is netting private enforcement companies hundreds of million pounds a year. Motorists not only run the risk of being fined by their local town hall, but private landowners can also dish out tickets as well - known as parking charge notices.
telegraph.co.uk — Governors of St Boniface's Catholic College in Plymouth have taken action against Peter Eccles after the allegations surfaced. The suspension which was initially announced on the school's Facebook site said the complaints did not relate to pupils.
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