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Does commuting cause poor health?
New study examines the link between commuting and health problems

UK ''must be in fast lane for green cars''
To meet climate change targets, 1.7m vehicles would need to be electric or plug-in hybrid by 2020, says IPPR

Live London bus info service to end the need to wait at stops
Londoners never need to wait at the capital's 19,500 bus stops again due to an online and mobile info system, says TfL

Patient taxis ''cost NHS more than £30m''
One trust spent spent £777.45 on a trip of 184 miles to take a patient from Cambridgeshire to Bristol

Hammond is new Defence Secretary
Former Transport Secretary took over on 14 October following resignation of Dr Liam Fox


Over the hill? The challenges of rural ageing
A campaign aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people who are growing older in the countryside. The Rural Media Company's Project Coordinator Jan Bailey provides the details

TheatreThe work of art
Catherine Baumann, President of Pearle, proclaims that it is time to nurture Europe's cultural values and encourage the performing arts sector

Electric guideIndustry of tomorrow
Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development Dr Peter Ramsauer spotlights Germany's focus on an emerging technology – electric mobility