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News stories

For a daily update of transport-related stories from a range of media sources see


July 31, Guardian Are these the world's costliest roadworks? The M6 widening - at £1,000 an inch
July 26, Guardian Blears reopens Thames Gateway bridge inquiry
July 25, Guardian Eco soundings: Wide of the mark
May 6, Observer M1 widening to cost £21m per mile
April 8, Times Labour's 'stealth' road schemes
March 15, Guardian The target wreckers
January 2007, Public Affairs News: Transport Driving lessons
December 13, The Guardian Roads to ruin
November 12, The Sunday Times Cost of widening the M25 will be an extra £3.4 billion
July 28, The Guardian Protected snail colony dies out after relocation
July 28, The Guardian Highways Agency has lost control of plate values - see Click4reg private plates list for info
July 27, BBC Concern for Newbury bypass snail
July 27, The Telegraph Snail that held up a bypass is 'extinct' in its new home
July 27, The Indepedent Snails that held up a bypass have died out
July 21, The FT Policy on toll motorway reversed (S)
July 21, The Guardian Split reaction to scrapping of toll road plan
July 21, The Telegraph New M6 toll road abandoned in favour of a fourth lane
July 20, Daily Express £3bn M-way toll plan to be scrapped
July 20, The Indepedent Planned toll motorway scrapped
July 20, The Times

M6 toll road is halted by protests and a shortage of funding

July 17, BBC Road tolls part of transport plan
July 8, The Guardian Whatever happened to ... Swampy?
July 5, The Guardian Eco Soundings: A bang up job
July 5, The Scotsman £150m A80 upgrade to motorway gets green light despite protests
July 4, Yorkshire Post New bypasses 'not answer to congestion nightmare'
July 3, BBC Green study finds bypasses 'fail'
July 3, BBC Radio 4 (Today) Green study finds bypasses fail
July 2, The Times Court gives green light to M74 extension
July 1, Yorkshire Post Cash fears over [National] Park transport
June 29,The Scotsman Green light for motorway as protesters give up fight
June 29, BBC Motorway court action abandoned

June 19, The Guardian

Good lives: Rebecca Lush
31 May, The Guardian Anger kept us going - we really wanted to put our side of the case (Thames Gateway Bridge)
22 April, The Times Spending on more roads hits £1bn in environmental U-turn
25 March, The Telegraph Prescott's 'social cleansing' faces court challenge
6 March, The Guardian The Essex Poplar front
25 January, BBC Online Final bypass protester arrested
24 January, The Scotsman Country park arrests mark final stages of tree dwellers' protest
24 January, The Telegraph Campaigners angry at 'cheaper' bypass plan for Stonehenge
24 January, The Scotsman New fall-out as Darling burns his bridges
Radio 4, Today Programme Newbury bypass (audio file)
23 January, The Guardian Road plans threaten rare birds, say campaigners
11 January, The Guardian No holds barred (Newbury)
23 January, The Times Delays ahead as road costs soar
6 December, The Guardian The most destructive crop on earth is no solution to the energy crisis

29 November, The Guardian

Good lives :: The people making a difference

23 November, The Scotsman

Eco-warriors face eviction from bypass protest site
30 October, The Observer Labour plans mean 25pc more traffic
18 October, The Guardian Campaign of the week - Save Swallow's Wood
2 October, The Observer Motorway toll puts more cars on roads
18 September, The Sunday Times Take That, Motor Mouth
27 July, The Guardian Taking its toll - M6 Expressway - Putting the "con" in consultation
27 May, The Guardian Officials try to hide rise in transport pollution

25 April, New Statesmen

How the greens were choked to death
24 April, The Observer Britain held in grip of parking hell
8 April, Inspector walks out
2 February, The Guardian Cars and effect
24 January, BBC Treehouse protest at bypass site
20 January, Contract Journal A4146 protestors charged
20 January, Contract Journal Protestors plan anti-road action
18 January, The Guardian Road protesters regroup for action
18 January, The Telegraph Protesters vow to face bulldozers in bypass battle
17 January, Evening Standard Protesting mothers force delay to bypass
17 January, BBC 'Road Block' protest group formed
17 January, BBC Protesters fear road is for homes
17 January, BBC Protesters fear road is for homes
17 January, 4 Regional Film & Video Merger forms 'Road Block' anti-road protest group
17 January, Contract Journal New anti-road building alliance launched