Middle-income households ‘will get £15,000 Government grants to make homes more energy efficient’

Middle-income households ‘will get £15,000 Government grants to make their homes more energy efficient’: Ministers to announce plan to fund insulation and smart radiator controls Middle-income homes could get £15,000 to make energy efficiency savings The ‘eco plus’ fund will be announced by Business Secretary Grant Shapps It will go towards smart heating controls, as … Read more

Lisa Nandy visits striking workers WITH Keir Starmer’s permission despite him sacking of Sam Tarry

Lisa Nandy became the most high-profile Labour frontbencher to back striking workers on a picket line today – with Keir Starmer‘s permission.  The shadow foreign secretary was pictured meeting BT workers in her Wigan constituency this morning as members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) walked out for the second time in days. It comes … Read more

Keir Starmer now needs to ditch the dinosaurs, writes former Labour MP Ian Austin 

Today, Sir Keir Starmer finds himself in a crucial battle with the trade unions, and it is one he cannot afford to lose.  The row was triggered by the Labour leader’s decision to sack shadow transport minister Sam Tarry.  Tarry, a former transport union official, joined a picket organised by striking rail workers last week.  … Read more

Next Prime Minister UK: Matt Hancock rules himself out of trying to replace Boris Johnson

Race to be next Prime Minister: Matt Hancock rules himself out of trying to replace Boris Johnson but Grant Shapps and Sajid Javid ‘consider running’ – as a dozen ministers are appointed to Government By Chris Matthews For Mailonline Published: 17:52 BST, 7 July 2022 | Updated: 21:20 BST, 7 July 2022 MailOnline’s coverage of … Read more

Grant Shapps warns tour giants not to over-book flights as fears airport fiasco could last months

This has got to stop NOW: Grant Shapps warns tour giants not to over-book flights amid fears the airports fiasco could drag on into the summer The Transport Secretary has blamed chaos at airports on ‘overselling’ of flights Grant Shapps said that he would meet with industry leaders to address problems With summer holidays fast … Read more

P&O Ferries WILL face a criminal probe after sacking nearly 800 staff

Criminal and civil investigations were launched today into the decision by P&O Ferries to sack nearly 800 workers following mass criticism of the company for making the seafarers redundant without notice. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said this afternoon that the Insolvency Service has started ‘formal criminal and civil investigations’ and that he will be ‘follow … Read more

Now government bans Russian private jets from entering UK airspace

Now government bans Russian private jets from entering UK airspace: Grant Shapps extends flight ban to ALL Russian aircraft including those owned by Oligarchs British commercial jets usually fly over Russia for routes to Asian destinations UK’s own ban applies to Russian carrier Aeroflot and jets used by oligarchs Russia has retaliated and banned any … Read more

Half-price peak hour travel and free weekend trips to compensate for Sydney Trains chaos

Sydney slashes train fares with half-priced peak hour travel and free trips at the weekend to apologies for rail shutdown that caused chaos for millions Sydney plunged into chaos after entire train network shut down for 24 hours  Commuters will get half-price peak hour travel and free weekend trips for month Fallout and blame game … Read more

Victorian rail track will go back into use with daily services after it was closure in 1970s

Passenger line reopens after 50 years: Victorian rail track will go back into use with daily services after it was closed as part of 1970s cutbacks The Victorian railway line between Exeter and Okehampton has reopened Boris Johnson has hailed the reopening as a ‘chance to choose rail over road’ Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched … Read more

Grant Shapps taken to hospital and left needing operation on his face after falling off bike

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is taken to hospital and left needing operation on his face after falling off his bike – credits his helmet for stopping it being ‘much worse’ Grant Shapps revealed he had an operation on his lip after coming off his bike He voiced his relief that he was wearing a helmet … Read more

Eastern phase of HS2 ‘will be shelved’ with Grant Shapps prioritising new Leeds to Manchester line

Eastern phase of HS2 ‘will be shelved’ with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps prioritising new Leeds to Manchester Northern Powerhouse line under Boris Johnson’s levelling up plans Transport Secretary added to speculation over the future of the eastern leg   Signalled potential major rethink of the project between Birmingham and Leeds  Warned ministers will not ‘blindly follow’ … Read more