Birmingham council highways worker jailed after £1m fraud

A former council highways worker has been sent to prison for four years and eight months for stealing almost £1m from Birmingham City Council. On 15 December 2022 at Birmingham Crown Court, Tyler Evans pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position and another of money laundering. Evans worked for the Highways […]

Islington outlines bold vision for cleaner, greener, healthier streets

Islington Council is announcing exciting plans to bring environmentally-friendly interventions to 70% of the borough, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and create cleaner, greener, healthier streets for all.     The council is marking the start of 2023 by announcing pioneering plans for a network of Liveable Neighbourhoods, new environmental improvements to boost air quality […]

Hull to make cyclists safer on its road network

Cyclists are to be given free bike lights and reflective gear as part of a new road safety project launched by Hull City Council. The ‘Bike Lights for Dark Nights’ initiative is funded by Safer Roads Humber. It aims to reduce collisions on the city’s roads by encouraging more cyclists to ride with lights and […]

Nottingham transport bodies meet to firm up plans for city’s network

Councillors and transport experts are meeting in Nottingham today for a transport summit, to share plans for improvements to the city’s transport network. The event organised by Midlands Connect in partnership with Nottingham City Council will see discussions of proposed improvements to rail links in and out of the city, and a presentation of innovative […]

National Highways to extend Project Bank Accounts to protect more suppliers

National Highways is to extend its Project Bank Accounts to protect more smaller subcontrators working on roads projects. All tier 1 contractors and tier 2 subcontractors will become automatic beneficiaries on new contracts. Project Bank Accounts (PBA) were first introduced in 2012 to ensure monies are held in trust in the event of lead contractor […]

Sutton to fight ULEZ plan

Sutton Council has said it will continue to fight against what it describes as Mayor Sadiq Khan’s ‘unfair’ ULEZ expansion, by refusing to give TfL access to roll out the scheme in the borough. Sutton does not have the public transport links other boroughs rely on, like tube and overground services. Instead, people here need […]

Self-driving cars could nearly double road congestion, says Government report

Driverless cars could add to more congestion on UK roads, a new Government report has warned. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) Traffic Projections for England and Wales report says delays could rise up to 85% from 2025 and 2060 in driverless cars are using the network. The analysis is based on connected and autonomous vehicles […]

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