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Heathrow is the best news for years

I hope you are all impressed with my prescience in raising the important issue of transport connectivity in yesterday’s post. All I can say today is hallelujah, praise the Lord, that we have finally finally FINALLY got the right result with the government announcement of the third runway at Heathrow. Only last night I was […]

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Crewe makes the cut

My life is really quite marvellous. If rather bonkers. Fresh from the announcement that I am about to take up the chair of the Northern Gateway Development Zone (see blog 19 October), it was my extraordinary privilege to chair a session on our stand at MIPIM UK on Thursday morning about the amazing rail connectivity […]

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Time well spent with Macmillan

The past few months have truly been the busiest of my life. Hugely enjoyable, if rather manic. But sometimes certain things come along for which you just have to find time. One such was a somewhat diverting request from Macmillan Cancer Support who came to see me back in March to ask for a bit […]

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Bringing the issue of airport capacity back down to earth

Thank goodness for Sir Howard Davies, and his Airports Commission. Brilliant to get a proper business-like lead on this very thorny issue. Is sense about to break out do you think? Dare we hope for a (negligently long overdue) UK-wide airports strategy? A summary of the short- and medium-term proposals, and then the long-term proposals, […]

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Finsbury Park seeks transports of delight

Regeneration types are sad people, often suffering from borderline Asperger’s Syndrome, with all the concomitant obsessive compulsive behaviour patterns that are entailed, writes Jackie Sadek. For example, we are often deeply troubled by the forgotten cusps between two or more boroughs. And I have written before about Finsbury Park, an unfortunate betwixt-and-between place caught between […]

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