Great Western Coffee Shop / BBC feed


Coffee Shop Home PageAbout the Coffee ShopAcronymsStation ComparatorCalendarNew TopicsPopular TopicsMTUGCoffee Shop Forum
Campaigning Home PageCampaigning - list of daily tipsCampaigning - today's tip
Great Western RailwayCross Country TrainsChiltern RailwaysSouth Western RailwayTransport for WalesTransport for London

Recent news on the BBC's RSS feed
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 05:35 24 Jun 2024
- Grounded flights rearranged after Manchester Airport chaos
[3 hours old]: A power cut caused cancellations of departures and arrivals at Manchester Airport.

- 'It's utter chaos': Video shows huge crowds stuck in darkness at terminal
[14 hours old]: One passenger describes seeing people climbing over one another after a major power cut hit the airport.

- Manchester Airport flights resume after power cut chaos
[9 hours old]: An investigation will be held after flights from Terminals 1 and 2 were cancelled after a power cut.

. Booking.com warns of up to 900% increase in travel scams
[90 hours old]: The online travel firm says generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are driving the explosive rise.


and in other news ...

- World first epilepsy device fitted in UK boy's skull
[5 hours old]: Oran, who is 13, was sometimes having hundreds of seizures a day due to his severe epilepsy.

- Deadly attacks on synagogue and churches in Russia's Dagestan
[3 hours old]: Unidentified gunmen in the southern Russian republic kill 15 police officers and at least six gunmen die in clashes.

- Hungary's Varga stable after going off on stretcher
[6 hours old]: Hungary striker Barnabas Varga is stable in hospital after being carried off on a stretcher following a mid-air collision in their Euro 2024 match against Scotland.

- Are renters a new electoral coalition?
[5 hours old]: Margaret Thatcher had Essex Man and New Labour boasted Mondeo Man. Now it's the turn of Renter Ruth.

- More people investigated over election bet claims
[10 hours old]: The regulator is looking at other people with links to the Conservative Party, Chris Mason writes.

- At least 1,301 people died during Hajj - Saudi Arabia
[9 hours old]: Most were unregistered pilgrims who walked long distances in intense heat, officials said.

- Stars take over Paris for sporty Vogue fashion show
[6 hours old]: Supermodels, singers and sports star took to the runway in Paris as Vogue turned a square into a runway.

- Intense fighting in Rafah near end, says Netanyahu
[1 hours old]: But the war in Gaza will continue until Hamas is driven from power, the Israeli prime minister says.

- Yellow heat-health alerts set for most of England
[14 hours old]: A yellow heat-health alert will be issued for most of England from 08:00 BST on Monday.

- No sign of Jay Slater after days of searching Tenerife
[4 hours old]: Police are scouring ravines in the the Spanish island for the 19-year-old, who vanished last Monday.

- Huge plume of smoke as firefighters tackle industrial estate blaze
[5 hours old]: Loud explosions were heard and a large plume of smoke was drifting towards Glasgow after the fire broke out.

- Ros Atkins: Is Brexit still important to voters?
[8 hours old]: The BBC's analysis editor looks at whether Brexit is still a key issue for general election voters.

- Labour avoids saying it will scrap proposed gender lessons ban
[11 hours old]: Bridget Phillipson says draft guidance has some "good" parts but "other elements" are "too partisan".

- Sir John Curtice: Biggest parties down in polls, as Reform narrows gap
[13 hours old]: Our favourite number cruncher Sir John Curtice looks at how the parties are doing as the general election looms nearer.

- Offensive remarks by several Reform candidates revealed
[13 hours old]: The comments included remarks about murdered MP Jo Cox and a black reality TV contestant.

* The Papers: Labour 'changing gender plans' and 'betting investigation widens'
[1 hours old]: Labour's plans to ease transition rules and claims of a broader election betting investigation lead the papers.

- Gareth Jenkins: An 'unreliable god' at the heart of the Post Office scandal
[5 hours old]: Why the former Fujitsu engineer is such a key figure in the Post Office scandal.

- How islanders are saving their Indian Ocean coral reef
[4 hours old]: Conservationists have found a way to restore a reef off one of Zanzibar's islands.

- Edmonton Oilers thrill ice hockey fans with historic comeback
[6 hours old]: The NHL team could break Canada's 31-year Stanley Cup drought in a make-or-break Game 7 against the Florida Panthers.

- I almost died trying to get salt from the sea
[6 hours old]: Darren Peattie put everything into his dream of harvesting sea - at massive risk to his health.

- Hungary's Csoboth scores in 100th minute to break Scottish hearts
[7 hours old]: Watch as Hungary's Kevin Csoboth scores the winner deep into stoppage time to knock out Scotland in their final group game at Euro 2024 in Stuttgart.

- Daku given two-game ban after offensive chants
[12 hours old]: Albania forward Mirlind Daku has been banned for two matches after leading his country's fans in derogatory chants.

- Pundits must remember tournaments are tough - Kane
[12 hours old]: England captain Harry Kane says former internationals who are now pundits should "remember what it’s like to wear the shirt".

- Who needs what to reach Euro 2024 last 16?
[7 hours old]: Every side has now played at least twice at Euro 2024. BBC Sport takes a look at the state of the group stage and tells you who needs what to qualify.

- Huge Saudi construction projects 'might get scaled down'
[5 hours old]: Funding concerns are expected to see Saudi Arabia reduce its giant building schemes.

- England thrash USA to secure semi-final place
[11 hours old]: England charge into the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup with a ruthless 10-wicket thrashing of the United States.

- Two arrested on murder charge after holiday park death
[8 hours old]: A man, aged in his 70s, is found dead in Heron Lake, Crossways, just after midnight on Sunday.

- Glastonbury Festival as seen from the sky
[11 hours old]: James Pearce, a Somerset-based paraglider, shared images of the site from thousands of feet up.

- Woman attacked by wolves in safari park near Paris
[14 hours old]: The victim, who was staying at a nearby lodge, strayed into the car-only safari zone at Thoiry park.

- Man's joy at Northern Lights and glowing plankton sea shots
[14 hours old]: Photographer Lee McGrath waited hours to capture the amazing phenomenon on the south Wales coast.

- 'Scotland stunned, sickened, suckered and out of Euros'
[5 hours old]: The footballing gods have had their fun with Scotland again as their Euro dreams die, writes Tom English.

- Scotland boss Clarke furious at '100% penalty' denial
[6 hours old]: Furious Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has railed against the decision not to award his side a penalty as they crashed out of Euro 2024.

- Lack of quality or wrong approach - what cost Scotland?
[4 hours old]: BBC Sport's pundits reflect on where it went wrong for Scotland after their Euro 2024 campaign comes to a crashing halt.

- Hometown hero Jordan takes England to 'crunch time' in Barbados
[7 hours old]: England bowler Chris Jordan stars on the return to his birthplace Barbados to help his team into the T20 World Cup semi-finals.

- Earl 'would like' to transfer Lough Neagh ownership
[10 hours old]: The Earl of Shaftesbury says he would transfer ownership "into a charity or community trust model".

- Polling day is dehumanising, says blind voter
[7 hours old]: Elin Williams does not expect to be able to vote independently - like every election so far.

- China and EU to hold talks on electric car tariffs
[6 hours old]: The EU and China still disagree about the import taxes, but have agreed to discuss them further.


and in other older news ...

. Swinney: Parliament stamps not used for campaign
[17 hours old]: The first minister responds to fresh claims about SNP parliamentary resources being used for campaigning.

. Cleverly says aide called Rwanda policy 'crap' for effect
[18 hours old]: The Tory candidate - who worked for the home secretary - was heard making the remark at an event.

. Who should I vote for and what are the parties promising?
[62 hours old]: Explore the manifestos of the main parties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and compare their policies on key issues with this interactive guide.

. Labour don't believe the polls - and they don't want you to either
[37 hours old]: Labour is quietly preparing for government - even if many of them still don't believe they can win.

. All parties face £4bn social care 'hole' in England
[35 hours old]: Labour, Tory and Lib Dem plans for social care reform in England are not fully costed, the IFS says.

. Farage defends Ukraine comments after Starmer and Sunak criticism
[34 hours old]: Nigel Farage is accused of being on the side of the Russian president by his Tory, Labour, Lib Dem and SNP rivals.

. Meet five of the youngest election candidates: 'I haven’t got my A-level results yet'
[53 hours old]: An 18-year-old who hasn't had his A-levels results yet is among those standing in the general election.

. JK Rowling accuses Labour of abandoning women
[41 hours old]: Labour says it is "the party of women's equality" after the author criticises Sir Keir Starmer on trans rights.

. Attack on candidate's service record sad - Starmer
[37 hours old]: Sir Keir Starmer criticises Conservative candidate Johnny Mercer who accused his rival of lying.

. Tories pledge focus on pubs and clubs in 'first 100 days'
[43 hours old]: The Conservative Party says it would review licencing laws in a bid to boost the night-time economy.

. Tories and Labour pressed on two-child benefit cap in BBC Wales debate
[55 hours old]: Plaid Cymru and Welsh Lib Dems urge next UK government to scrap the limit, during live TV debate.

. Labour far ahead of Tories in election donations
[60 hours old]: Labour raised nearly £4.4m in the second week of the campaign, way ahead of the Tories' £292,500.

. Election poll tracker: How do the parties compare?
[33 hours old]: How do people say they will vote in the UK general election? Our poll tracker measures the trends.

. Families want party pledges on 'terror attack' laws
[58 hours old]: Survivors and relatives of those killed urge commitments on venue security and caring for victims.

. Impassioned Question Time audience puts leaders on the spot
[76 hours old]: The BBC's chief political correspondent analyses the key moments of Thursday's Leaders' Special.

. What are the parties saying about housing? - Your questions
[83 hours old]: Our cost of living correspondent answers your questions about housing and personal finance.

. You've probably never heard of the biggest band at Glastonbury
[27 hours old]: They're the biggest-selling act in the world, and they're about to play the Pyramid Stage.

. Are England 'too tired to press'? Six key charts
[39 hours old]: BBC Sport looks at the data on how tired England's players might be and their lack of pressing at Euro 2024.

. Pitch invaders seeking selfies a 'concern' as Uefa steps up security
[32 hours old]: Fans invading the pitch to try to take selfies with players is "a concern", says Portugal manager Roberto Martinez.

. 'With pressure on, De Bruyne delivers a masterclass'
[29 hours old]: When Belgium needed him most captain Kevin de Bruyne delivers yet another masterclass, writes Phil McNulty.

. VAR: Should Simons goal for Netherlands have counted?
[54 hours old]: Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman insists Xavi Simons' disallowed goal should have stood in the 0-0 draw against France at Euro 2024.

. England performance 'flat' and 'confused', BBC Sport pundits say
[53 hours old]: Should the players take responsibility? Are England missing Jordan Henderson? Will Anthony Gordon play? The England inquest rolls on.

. England have 'put too much pressure on ourselves'
[54 hours old]: Declan Rice says England have “put too much pressure on ourselves” after the 1-1 draw with Denmark in their second group game at Euro 2024.

. 'England are about to really feel the pressure'
[70 hours old]: Ex-England captain Alan Shearer explains why it is better for Three Lions players to stay in the bubble at their team camp to deal with criticism over their performances at Euro 2024.

. 'Heartbroken' Tierney ruled out for rest of Euro 2024
[62 hours old]: Scotland defender Kieran Tierney is left "heartbroken" after being ruled out of Euro 2024 with the hamstring injury picked up against Switzerland.

. Child star, social media icon - time to shine at Euro 2024?
[69 hours old]: Child star, teen social media icon and now wanted by Europe's top clubs, is it time for Xavi Simons to star for the Netherlands at Euro 2024?

. The awkward questions behind Hungary's football revival
[79 hours old]: Hungary have ridden back into contention for international honours on the back of billions of euros and one man's passion for football.

. 'Baffling and concerning' - what is wrong with England?
[79 hours old]: England's draw with Denmark was "baffling and concerning" according to the pundits, but what exactly is going wrong for the Three Lions?

. Highlights: England play out frustrating 1-1 draw with Denmark
[82 hours old]: Watch highlights as England play out a frustrating 1-1 draw with Denmark in their second Group C game of Euro 2024 in Frankfurt.

. Why aren't politicians talking about social care?
[29 hours old]: In England, the care system is struggling but the main parties have steered away from detailed plans.

. Would Labour’s private school tax plan work?
[52 hours old]: A teacher and former policy adviser at the Department for Education discuss Labour’s proposed policy.

. China is the true power in Putin and Kim’s budding friendship
[110 hours old]: There are signs President Xi disapproves of his allies' alliance, the BBC's China correspondent says.

. Bar chart wars: What to watch out for on leaflets telling you who can win your seat
[125 hours old]: It’s a two-horse race here, leaflets put out by political parties often claim. Can you trust them?

. Potter and Swift racers thrill Ally Pally crowd
[16 hours old]: Teams create the wackiest homemade soapboxes, relying on gravity to navigate the downhill course.

. Download now
[9042 hours old]: Top stories, breaking news, live reporting, and follow news topics that match your interests

. Fiona Bruce presents a two-hour leaders' special from York
[79 hours old]: Fiona Bruce presents a two-hour leaders' special from York.

. Electioncast: What're the odds? Alleged election betting and undecided punters
[40 hours old]: And Laura gets her hands on an internal Labour memo to candidates.

. Ukraine war: The men avoiding conscription
[91 hours old]: Many draft-eligible Ukrainians are hiding from mobilisation squads

. How does government borrowing work?
[65 hours old]: How does government borrowing work, and how and when is the money paid back?

. When will mortgage rates come down?
[86 hours old]: Bank of England interest rates affect mortgage, loan and savings rates for millions of people.

. How quickly are prices rising in the UK?
[89 hours old]: The rate at which prices are rising has fallen from record highs, meeting the 2% target.

. Five ways to save money on your mortgage
[4026 hours old]: Experts give advice for those who might be worried about their monthly mortgage payments.

. Three ways to win the rental property race
[965 hours old]: From being first in the queue to being more flexible, here are some tips on how to get ahead in the rental race.

. Five hacks to help save money on your food shop
[4980 hours old]: The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.

. Fact v fiction: Five tips for saving petrol money examined
[8559 hours old]: With weak competition adding to fuel prices, are drivers doing the right things to save money?

. British Gas sorry for pursuing man over wrong £2,500 bill
[18 hours old]: The firm told a man it was sending his details to a debt collector over an incorrect £2,500 bill.

. Upset PLT customers banned over too many returns
[40 hours old]: Many have hit out at the brand online, suggesting they would return fewer items if sizing was consistent.

. UK's richest family convicted of exploiting servants
[56 hours old]: Four Hinduja family members were given prison sentences ranging from four to four-and-a-half years.

. Post Office system not a scandal, insists ex-union boss
[60 hours old]: George Thomson tells an inquiry that Horizon is "robust", provoking anger from sub-postmasters.

. Tata Steel workers call first strike in 40 years
[60 hours old]: It is the first time in 40 years that UK steel workers have taken strike action.

. Octopus to repay £3bn to taxpayers for Bulb rescue
[65 hours old]: The government will recover almost all the cost of temporarily nationalising Bulb in 2021.

. Government borrowing in May is highest since Covid
[67 hours old]: Borrowing reaches £15bn, less than forecast but lays bare challenges facing the next government.

. Warning over tax being paid on state pension
[77 hours old]: Tax on pensions is a key issue raised by you through the BBC's Your Voice, Your Vote project.

. Firm fined for selling China-made cars as Italian
[72 hours old]: Italian officials said DR Automobiles misled customers into thinking its cars were made in Italy.

. Microsoft back as most valuable firm as Nvidia slips
[76 hours old]: The artificial intelligence chip giant briefly took the top spot from the software company this week.

. Bank opens door for August interest rate cut
[85 hours old]: The Bank of England keeps borrowing costs unchanged, but hints it could cut rates later in the summer.

. Row over first-time buyer help as parties trade blows
[81 hours old]: Labour and the Tories accuse each other of failing to match promises on housing, a key election issue.

. US bans Kaspersky software for alleged Russian links
[77 hours old]: Government says Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk to US infrastructure.

. Workers sue Disney after moving for cancelled project
[82 hours old]: Workers are suing for damages after uprooting their lives and selling family homes.

. Post Office sorry after sub-postmaster data leak
[83 hours old]: Former sub-postmasters react angrily as the company launches an urgent investigation into breach.

. NatWest to buy Sainsbury's banking arm
[93 hours old]: The supermarket chain is withdrawing from retail banking to focus on its food business.

. Inflation falls to lowest level in almost three years
[107 hours old]: Inflation has hit the Bank of England's target for the first time in almost three years.

. China car firms seek 25% tax on EU - state media
[89 hours old]: The measure would target large-engined petrol vehicles imported from the European Union.

. Labour would need an effective opposition, says Hunt
[107 hours old]: The chancellor is the latest senior Tory to acknowledge his party could be on course for defeat.

. How mobile phone networks are embracing AI
[101 hours old]: Providers are increasing using artificial intelligence to maintain a reliable service.

. Could brain-like computers be a 'competition killer'?
[149 hours old]: Computers built like brains could be much more energy efficient than current designs.

. Too much of a good thing? Spain's green energy can exceed demand
[173 hours old]: Spain is looking at storing electricity or increasing demand to solve electricity oversupply.

. The battle for Gen Z social shoppers
[245 hours old]: If TikTok is banned in the US, where might its social shoppers go?

. 'We are creating new crops five-times faster'
[269 hours old]: How artificial intelligence is increasingly helping the arable farming sector.

. 'Insane' amounts of data spurs new storage tech
[293 hours old]: Storing information with holograms and in glass is being proposed to deal with a deluge of data.

. Why the EU might be about to make Chinese electric cars more expensive
[317 hours old]: Brussels is widely expected to introduce tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles coming to Europe.

. Have Milei's first six months improved the Argentine economy?
[341 hours old]: Javier Milei has been Argentina's president for half a year - how has it gone?

. Price hikes and boycotts: Is trouble brewing at Starbucks?
[364 hours old]: The coffee giant is suffering as customers "lose it" over price hikes and other controversies.

. The rise and rise of fashion giant Shein
[391 hours old]: The retailer could be heading for London's stock market, but its rise has not come without controversy.

. How 'Swiftonomics' is impacting the music industry
[373 hours old]: The Eras tour, which has arrived in Edinburgh, is reckoned to be pushing her wealth well north of bn.

. Why is Nvidia boss the 'Taylor Swift of tech'?
[408 hours old]: Jensen Huang is at the forefront of an AI boom, which coincides with Nvidia's rise as a leading chip firm.

. Concern rises over AI in adult entertainment
[413 hours old]: AI in adult entertainment could have negative effects on society and individuals, experts say.

. Could AI put an end to animal testing?
[437 hours old]: Artificial intelligence systems are increasingly being used to help test new drugs and chemicals.

. Why Canadians are angry with their biggest supermarket
[434 hours old]: Food prices, including a chicken, has stoked fury and calls for big foreign supermarket chains to come to Canada.


Great Western Coffee Shop Forum

17 years, 3342 members, 25956 topics, 344765 individual posts. Our forum is lively and active - and friendly too. It's run by passengers, for passengers. Visit us at www.passenger.chat

You are on our passenger support pages which cover information of general interest to public transport passengers.

Search for


Popular Links


Most Popular Recent Topics

Members logged in - last 8 and 24 hours - 23, 77
Members, threads, posts - 3342 , 25956, 344765
[*] 61306 'Mayflower' railtours to Kingswear, Summer 2024
[*] Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoi ...
[*] NZ woman sues partner for not taking her to airport
[*] Templecombe station
[*] New station at Ashley Down, Bristol
[*] Salisbury Exeter Rail Users Group Newsletter June 2024
[*] New Isles of Scilly ferry service delayed until mid-July
[*] Car parking at Crewkerne station
[*] Climate and nature hustings, Melksham and Devizes, 26th July 2024