Tfl bailout to see fares rise and free travel suspended

Tfl bailout to see fares rise and free travel suspended

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson Fare hikes, free travel passes suspended, and a Congestion Charge rise – these are the terms of a Transport for London (TfL) bailout agreed on Thursday 14 May. The London transport authority had warned it was almost out of cash before the eleventh hour deal...

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BBC Data Unit wins Online Media Award

BBC Data Unit wins Online Media Award

The BBC Shared Data Unit was honoured with the Editorial Innovation award at the Online Media Awards on May 13th. Judges praised the public interest journalism the unit has produced alongside it’s data journalist training programme. As a key part of the BBC Local News Partnerships, the journalists who spend...

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Thousands of business still waiting for emergency financial support

Thousands of business still waiting for emergency financial support

Thousands of businesses are still waiting for crucial emergency financial support to help weather the coronavirus crisis, according to data gathered by the BBC Shared Data Unit. As concerns grew over the economic impact of lockdown, on 17 March the government announced emergency grants to help support small and rural...

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