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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 05:35 28 May 2022
- Newspaper headlines: 'Holiday madness' and 'PM trying to save his skin'
[5 hours old]: Travel disruption across the UK and changes to the ministerial code lead the papers on Saturday.

- Ukraine conflict: The families living in an underground station for three months
[5 hours old]: Families who have been sheltering in a metro station since the start of the war now fear eviction.

. Will swapping out electric car batteries catch on?
[269 hours old]: One Chinese carmaker has plans for thousands of stations in Europe where you can switch batteries.

. Why the volatile price of aluminium matters
[365 hours old]: From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.


and in other news ...

* Uvalde shooting: Texas shooting response was 'wrong', says official
[1 hours old]: "Please send the police now," one girl pleaded as officers waited over an hour to storm the classroom.

- Uvalde shooting: In the face of tragedy, a Texas town turns to prayer
[6 hours old]: Many in Uvalde say they feel lost after the school massacre, but their faith is a source of strength.

- Ukraine war: Troops could quit Severodonetsk amid Russian advance - official
[9 hours old]: Russian forces are in part of Severodonetsk and could surround local troops, an official says.

- EasyJet to cancel more than 200 half-term flights from Gatwick
[3 hours old]: The airline says cancellations are required to provide reliable services in the busy holiday period.

* Trump: Why inner-city schools have fewer shootings
[1 hours old]: Ex-President Trump addresses the National Rifle Association at its annual convention in Houston.

- Liverpool v Real Madrid: A heavyweight final
[9 hours old]: Liverpool will look to win European club football's most prestigious prize for the seventh time when they face Real Madrid in a mouth-watering Champions League final in Paris on Saturday.

- MP Paul Holmes quits government role over Sue Gray report
[9 hours old]: Paul Holmes's resignation comes as another Tory MP calls on Boris Johnson to resign over Partygate.

- Ministers won't be sacked for minor rule breaking, under new guidelines
[11 hours old]: New guidelines say ministers may be asked to apologise or lose pay for breaching standards rules.

- Missguided fashion retailer on verge of collapse
[9 hours old]: The fast fashion brand could call in administrators as early as Monday, the BBC has been told.

- Bristol mayor flies nine hours for TED climate conference
[3 hours old]: Climate campaigners question Marvin Rees' decision to fly to Vancouver to attend a conference.

- Ed Sheeran Cardiff concert caused major delays on M4
[3 hours old]: A fan from Bath says she was in "stop-start" traffic for four hours trying to get to Cardiff.

- Japan opens up to foreign tourists after two years
[8 hours old]: Visitors from 98 countries will be allowed to enter, but some restrictions still remain.

- Queen's jubilee £3m fund to help English village halls
[4 hours old]: The government hopes the repairs fund will help create a jubilee legacy for villages in England.

- Somerset couple live their 1930s dream lifestyle
[5 hours old]: Lisa and Neil Fletcher use 1930s appliances around their home and always dress in period clothes.

- The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'
[5 hours old]: Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete

- How Danny Boyle brought the Sex Pistols to life
[5 hours old]: The cast of Danny Boyle's TV series reveal how they turned themselves into the iconic 70s punk band.

- Week in pictures: 21 - 27 May 2022
[4 hours old]: A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days.

- Scott McKendry: Belfast poet shaped by working-class childhood
[5 hours old]: A Belfast poet is challenging perceptions that working-class communities are not interested in poetry.

- Star Hobson: Why do these child deaths keep happening?
[4 hours old]: A review says links between child protection agencies must improve, but we've been here before - writes Alison Holt.

- Monkeypox and gay men: Separating stigma from health advice
[4 hours old]: A large proportion of cases diagnosed in the UK are among gay and bisexual men.

- Sabotage and pistols - was Ellen Willmott gardening's ‘bad girl’?
[4 hours old]: History has portrayed horticulturalist Ellen Willmott as a rude saboteur - but new evidence suggests otherwise.

- Siblings reunited 75 years after India Partition
[5 hours old]: The family in Punjab found out about their sister in Pakistan two years ago and finally met her last month.

- Black history: Can school curriculum help curb racism?
[6 hours old]: Onyx Uwandulu says her schools days were "traumatising" and the right education could help.

- Radio 1's Big Weekend lands in Coventry
[4 hours old]: Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie are among the artists performing at this year's festival.

- Monaco Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says track is 'bumpiest ever'
[10 hours old]: Lewis Hamilton says Monaco this year is the "bumpiest" track he has ever driven because of problems with his Mercedes car in Friday practice.

- French Open: Cameron Norrie loses as British singles interest ends at Roland Garros
[7 hours old]: Cameron Norrie's wait for a first appearance in the last 16 of a Grand Slam goes on, becoming the final British singles player to fall at the French Open.

- Fraser Forster: England and Southampton goalkeeper set to join Tottenham on free transfer
[13 hours old]: England and Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster is set to join Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

- Watch: Karim Benzema's best La Liga goals for Real Madrid this season
[12 hours old]: Watch some of Karim Benzema's best moments from this season's La Liga before Real Madrid's Champions League final against Liverpool this weekend.

- French Open: Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber knocked out at Roland Garros
[6 hours old]: Two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka is knocked out of the French Open by Jil Teichmann in a third-round thriller at Roland Garros.

- Keely Hodgkinson 'expecting more of herself' in Eugene
[7 hours old]: British Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson says she wants to be a dominant force on the Diamond League circuit this season.

- McClenaghan may have to 'renounce Irish licence'
[9 hours old]: Northern Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan and two team-mates are told they may have to renounce the Irish nationality on their gymnastics licence if he wants to defend his Commonwealth Games title.

- Ukrainian refugees are now living in the UK - so how is it going?
[4 hours old]: Some 53,000 Ukrainian refugees have come to the UK - so how has it been working out?

- Ukraine round-up: Donbas town falls as ex-reporter urges Russians to turn off TV
[9 hours old]: There has been intense fighting in Lyman and Kyiv says pro-Russian forces control most of the city.

- Germany's Scholz wobbles on tanks for Ukraine
[4 hours old]: Chancellor Olaf Scholz has appeared slow to respond to Russia's onslaught on its neighbour.

- Ukraine war: Russian anti-war protesters flee to Armenia hoping for safety
[4 hours old]: More than 100,000 Russians have left for Armenia, many of them protesters fearing arrest at home.

- Cost of living: Boris Johnson says help with rising bills targeted at poorest
[15 hours old]: Boris Johnson says the government can not fix everything, but is supporting those who need it the most.


and in other older news ...

. Whitby Dracula gathering smashes vampire fancy dress world record
[20 hours old]: A total of 1,369 people attended Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire dressed as vampires, organisers say.

. How do I get the £400 energy grant and the £650 one-off payment?
[17 hours old]: The chancellor says the new support will help with soaring bills, so how will you receive the money?

. Russian oligarchs: Inside K-Cell - the UK police unit raiding their homes
[28 hours old]: The BBC gets exclusive access to the crime-fighting team causing "friction" for sanctioned oligarchs

. Soaring fertiliser prices force farmers to rethink
[29 hours old]: Research into replacements for nitrogen-based fertilisers has been spurred by high prices and climate concerns.

. Josh Cavallo: Proud my coming out inspired Jake Daniels
[23 hours old]: Australian Josh Cavallo became the only current openly gay professional footballer after he came out last year.

. Ukraine war in maps: Tracking the Russian invasion
[17 hours old]: Ukrainian troops are under heavy bombardment as Russian forces inch towards key targets.

. What weapons are being given to Ukraine by the UK?
[28 hours old]: The government is spending £1.3bn on military support, so how much of a difference is it making?

. 'Switch off the TV': Former Russian-state journalist's plea to Russians
[17 hours old]: Zhanna Agalakova quit her job in March over the invasion of Ukraine and is now in hiding.

. Electric car rapid charging costs soar, says RAC
[22 hours old]: Energy prices are rising but electric car charging is still cheaper than petrol, claims group.

. Energy bills: More help may be expected next year, says think tank
[21 hours old]: The government will face pressure to give more support if energy prices do not fall, a think tank says.

. Cost of living package will have minimal impact on inflation, says Rishi Sunak
[35 hours old]: The chancellor defends measures to help with the cost of living, which he is not calling a windfall tax.

. Cost of living: 'My daughter won't ask me for money for sanitary products'
[43 hours old]: A mother explains how she can't make ends meet as data suggests more people are struggling.

. Energy price cap: Typical energy bill set to rise by £800 a year in October
[86 hours old]: Industry regulator Ofgem warns households that they should expect higher energy bills this winter.

. Why chicken is getting more and more expensive
[90 hours old]: We follow a chicken from farm to supermarket shelf to see how costs are building up at every stage.

. Cost of living: Two-child families paying £400 a month more
[114 hours old]: The rising cost of energy, transport and childcare is forcing families to make tough choices.

. E.On UK boss warns 40% of customers face fuel poverty
[136 hours old]: Chief executive Michael Lewis calls for government intervention to help struggling households.

. Governments should subsidise food and energy, says IMF boss
[148 hours old]: Managing director Kristalina Georgieva says state subsidies can help with the cost of living.

. Cost of living: What are Rishi Sunak's options to ease the burden on households?
[187 hours old]: There are ways the chancellor could tackle the strain on people's pockets - but what do they cost?

. Twitter investor sues Elon Musk and platform over takeover bid
[21 hours old]: The lawsuit alleges the multi-billionaire's "wrongful conduct" has caused Twitter shares to plunge.

. Brits set to spend millions on Platinum Jubilee merchandise
[29 hours old]: As the Queen's Platinum Jubilee approaches, memorabilia and flags are flying off the shelves.

. Business confidence is falling, says Natwest boss
[29 hours old]: Firms face problems with supply chains, energy bills and skill shortages, says Alison Rose.

. P&O Ferries boss 'incredibly sorry' for impact of sackings
[36 hours old]: The company sacked almost 800 seafarers in March to replace them with cheaper agency workers.

. McDonald's defeats billionaire Carl Icahn in vote over pigs
[32 hours old]: Shareholders rejected proposals from Carl Icahn who voiced concerns over the treatment of pigs.

. Windfall tax will drive away North Sea investors, says industry body
[36 hours old]: Oil and gas operators fear a new levy will create "long-lasting uncertainty over future investment".

. Billionaire’s stake in BT faces security probe
[42 hours old]: The UK government is using new powers to investigate Patrick Drahi's 18% holding in the telecoms giant.

. 'We don't want UK-EU trade war' - Irish PM
[53 hours old]: Micheál Martin says he is hopeful he will not have to contemplate tariffs against UK exports.

. Ukraine war: World Bank boss warns over global recession
[48 hours old]: David Malpass also said coronavirus lockdowns in China are contributing to a global slowdown.

. Dyson moves beyond vacuum cleaners to home robots
[59 hours old]: The company is setting up a major robotics research centre in the UK.

. Newport plant critical to easing microchip shortage, says boss
[47 hours old]: IQE is in talks with the Welsh and UK governments over expanding its Newport factory.

. Newport Wafer Fab: Chinese buyout of UK's biggest chip plant to be reviewed
[59 hours old]: The UK government says it will make a national security assessment of the sale of Newport Wafer Fab.

. Volkswagen to pay out £193m in 'dieselgate' settlement
[60 hours old]: More than 90,000 people will get payouts over the installation of emissions cheating devices.

. Cost of living crisis: Sheerness cafe owner sleeps on shop floor to save money
[29 hours old]: Steve Jackson skips meals to help pay the rent on his vintage tea shop in Sheerness High Street.

. The meat and dairy farmers who are going vegan
[53 hours old]: Due to animal welfare and environment concerns, some farms are converting to vegan production.

. Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?
[90 hours old]: Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

. 'I found my dream job in retirement - marrying people'
[77 hours old]: Former teacher Amanda Wheal explains how she reinvented herself as a wedding celebrant.

. Quad: The China factor at the heart of the summit
[100 hours old]: The group will refocus on an open and safe Indo-Pacific - and analysts say this is aimed at China.

. The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos
[125 hours old]: Gene drive development makes a genetically modified gene that spreads widely within populations.

. Australia election 2022: Cost of living worries voters
[197 hours old]: If interest rates keep rising 300,000 Australians may default on mortgage repayments.

. India seeks to win public trust in crisis-hit Sri Lanka
[220 hours old]: Sri Lanka's giant neighbour is emerging as one of its biggest providers of aid, after years of mistrust.

. How Gen Z is hooked on cryptocurrency and NFTs
[245 hours old]: A growing number of young people are getting into crypto trading - despite the risks.

. The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared
[293 hours old]: The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?


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