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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 >

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts |

Australia Post vying to run Medicare and PBS payments from shop fronts | World news | NewsWire
Chief executive of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, confirmed his company would make an application. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Australia Post has put its hand up to run Medicare and the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) services from its shop fronts, as the federal government calls for expressions of interest in its plan to outsource the ageing and expensive system to make budget savings.

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Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars |

Morning Mail: US troops land in Iraq; Hockey on poverty and cars | World news | NewsWire
Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur bridge in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

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Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings?

Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers, but will NBA ever be rid of the Sterlings? | Sport | News Wire
Shelly Sterling: ‘owner emeritus’ and ‘No1 fan’ of the LA Clippers. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The NBA would like fans to believe that the finalization of the $2bn sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday marked the end of Donald Sterling’s dreadful legacy as an owner. Unfortunately, a provision in the deal ensures that Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly, current trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, will remain associated with the team as its “owner emeritus and No1 fan”.

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How Ebola gained toehold in Nigerian capital |

The man was acting strangely even before he boarded the plane, hunching over in pain and avoiding physical contact with other passengers milling around the airport in Monrovia, Liberia's capital. Once airborne, he was sick several times. By the time he disembarked in Lagos airport – one of the busiest in the continent on a Muslim holiday – he was no longer able to stand unaided, diplomats and a witness told the Guardian.

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