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Which? reveals millions of hours UK rail passengers lose to delays

Which? reveals millions of hours UK rail passengers lose to delays

UK rail passengers lost almost four million hours to significantly delayed train journeys in 2018 – making it the worst year since records have been held, according to Which? research. The staggering level of delays – 3,928,560 hours in total – relates to 8.1 million passenger journeys and meant around 80 trains per day were significantly delayed.

On the Beach overcomes Brexit uncertainty to boost first half results

On the Beach overcomes Brexit uncertainty to boost first half results

On the Beach Group has reported revenue of £63.5 million for the six months ended March 31st, an increase of 41 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Group gross profit increased five per cent, to £47.5 million, while group adjusted profit before tax was up 14 per cent to £15.7 million.

Jamaica minster of tourism praises new artisan village

Jamaica minster of tourism praises new artisan village

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, has said the artisan village being constructed at Hampden Wharf in Trelawny forms part of the overall inclusive growth strategy to increase earnings among local suppliers.

Alobaidi to lead Newmarket Holidays from September

Alobaidi to lead Newmarket Holidays from September

Niel Alobaidi will be taking up the position of chief executive of Newmarket Holidays in September. Alobaidi is currently managing director of Emirates Holidays in the UK and will become the first person to hold the role with Newmarket.

UK airline insolvency review recommends new levy on passengers

UK airline insolvency review recommends new levy on passengers

The department for transport has recommended a levy of 50 pence per person on all flights to insure against the future collapse of UK-based airlines. The news comes as the government body publishes the final report from the independent airline insolvency review, which was chaired by Peter Bucks.