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« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2022, 21:24:47 »

Time to change the title of the thread, Mr Ellis ?
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« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2022, 21:30:48 »

Time to change the title of the thread, Mr Ellis ?

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« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2022, 21:35:08 »

Time to change the title of the thread, Mr Ellis ?

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OK - I think I've managed it.  New title should be robust enough to stand further change.
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« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2022, 23:44:32 »


Mark Harper is said to be Swindon born and bred and FoD MP (Member of Parliament) so must know our area.

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« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2022, 02:21:29 »

Expect to see a SSRB ...Second Severn Rail Bridge....to replace the first one...built as part as the government's Levelling Across agenda linking Sharpness and Lydney....before the Portishead line opens.... Huh
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« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2022, 08:40:33 »

Aren’t there already two Severn Bridges? There’s the one built in 1966, which is of course the second Severn Bridge, and then there’s the Second Severn Crossing or Prince of Wales Bridge which is the third. A new one would be the fourth, which could arguably lead to confusion: Fourth Severn Bridge, anyone?
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« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2022, 11:01:30 »

 Huh Will Mr Harper continue Liz's dream of let's bash the rail unions or will this be seen as too "Thatcher" (coal miners) Huh Let's hope they can try to sort the dispute more reasonably in the same way as Barristers strike was resolved......
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« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2022, 12:02:48 »

Aren’t there already two Severn Bridges? There’s the one built in 1966, which is of course the second Severn Bridge, and then there’s the Second Severn Crossing or Prince of Wales Bridge which is the third. A new one would be the fourth, which could arguably lead to confusion: Fourth Severn Bridge, anyone?

There are 106 bridges/viaducts over the Severn.
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« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2022, 16:04:56 »

And I bet Chris Witts can name every single one of them!
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« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2022, 18:31:49 »

Kevin Foster has been sacked as Transport Minister. No news on a replacement as yet.
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« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2022, 18:39:53 »

Kevin Foster has been sacked as Transport Minister. No news on a replacement as yet.

So hot off the presses I haven't seen confirmation ... source?
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« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2022, 19:12:56 »

His photo has gone from the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) website - scroll down to bottom
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

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https://order-order.com/2022/10/26/ri-shuffle-day-2/

And the letter from the man himself

https://twitter.com/kevin_j_foster/status/1585307397383663616?s=61&t=1zDmSYZ14IcnbBfHe9-fqA
21.18 Lucy Frazer moves to Dept for levelling up, housing and communities
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« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2022, 21:31:12 »


Terrible grammar, especially for one who "trained in the legal profession".
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« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2022, 22:59:57 »

Jesse Norman now at DfT» (Department for Transport - about)….but roads or rail?
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« Reply #74 on: October 27, 2022, 21:56:50 »

Huw Merriman becomes Minister of State in Transport Department. This means chair of transport Select Committee is now vacant

https://twitter.com/parlyapp/status/1585731103142207489?s=61&t=xifFR-ZK-0ou3mv4Nzn7Mg
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