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Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains

Majority take tube/tram/bus, but taxis now a more popular option than trains
The transport study is the latest in a series of VisitBritain’s foresight editions, which look at the significant issues affecting the inbound tourism industry. The latest report, released today, reveals that now just over half (53%) of all visitors to Britain get around the country using a bus, tube or tram, followed closely by one-in-three who book a taxi (32%). Train trips, outside of towns and cities, have become the third most popular way of getting around with only 28% of international visitors doing so. Read More >

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown |

Azerbaijan detains prominent human rights activists in fresh crackdown | World news | NewsWire
Protesters attend an opposition rally in Baku in 2013. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Azerbaijan has detained at least four of the country’s most prominent human rights activists, prompting fears that authorities are intensifying efforts to silence campaigners ahead of the world’s first European Games in Baku next summer.

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Wayne Swan warns of rise of business ‘oligarchs’ in new book the Good Fight |

Wayne Swan warns of rise of business 'oligarchs' in new book the Good Fight | World news | NewsWire
Wayne Swan said business’s anti-Labor campaign was more akin to what you find in countries such as Russia. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

Vested business interests helped destroy the former Labor government and are now trying to run the country, according to the former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan.

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