A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn, something local politicians had said would cause traffic havoc.
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 >
Joe Hockey has made an abject apology to “the disadvantaged” for his “insensitive” and “hurtful” comments about their driving habits and fuel consumption.
The prime minister has distanced himself from controversial remarks by the treasurer, Joe Hockey, that poor people “don’t have cars or actually don’t drive very far”.
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Kelly Rutherford burst into tears and freaked out in court ... after a judge shut down her last ditch effort to keep her kids in the U.S.
The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new healthcare law.