Wednesday, January 20, 2021

NatEx Bus driver sacked for rude gesture wins compensation

A bus driver who made a rude gesture at a member of the public and was sacked, has been awarded 5,500 by an employment...

Leeds Trolleybus inquiry to be extended

A Public Inquiry into the controversial 250m Leeds trolleybus scheme has been extended due to the resolve of those opposing it. . The inquiry was originally...

Nat Ex fined over Walsall depot death

National Express Group plc subsidiary West Midlands Travel Ltd (WMT) has been fined 150,000 and ordered to pay costs of 35,119, after the death...

Pre-pack crackdown plan

More must be done to ensure that pre-arranged sales  known as 'pre-packs' of insolvent businesses to 'connected parties' such as former directors, are fair...

End of CCTV spells return of parking wardens

Coach operators are delighted by the news that the Government will make it illegal to use CCTV 'spy cars' alone to enforce on-street parking....

Tougher sentences for non-licensed drivers

Non-licensed drivers are to be subject to tougher criminal convictions, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced. .   Those who cause a fatality will get up...

Dublin Buses wins in damages case after passenger fall

Dublin Bus has successfully defended a €38,000 damages claim in the Circuit Civil Court. Michael Brady, 41, sued Dublin Bus for negligence. He claimed he...

Two more arrests in Padarn Bus fraud investigation

Two more people have been arrested by North Wales Police over fraud claims at Padarn Bus of Llanberis, which went into liquidation on 30...

Pupil injured in Scottish School Bus crash wins £20k compensation

A former pupil injured when a double decker bus was blown over on an afternoon school run has won 20,000 damages. . Cheryl Forbes, who...

CPT warns over tachos after €700 German fine

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has issued a warning to operators about overseas operations after a UK coach was stopped in Germany. The driver...

Obituary: John R Davies, Lakeside Coaches Founder

John R Davies, Founder and former Managing Director of Lakeside Coaches of Ellesmere, died on 19 January after a long illness. He was 82. John...