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187 entries

FTA Meets Attwood As O Licence Nears

Posted on: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 by Mike Webb in category Northern Ireland

Yesterday, FTA was at Stormont to discuss progress on the new Operator Licensing regime for Northern Ireland; which will bring fairness, safety and security to roads across the province. ...

Fair Fuel Has Its Day In The House

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Plaid_Cymru

After over 100,000 signatures on the Government’s e-petition website, support from scores of MPs and thousands of members of the public through the Fair Fuel UK website; Tuesday finally saw the House of Commons floor debating perhaps the most ...

FTA Talks To A Parrott

Posted on: Monday, 14 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Liberal Democrat

On Monday FTA met with the Lib Dem AM now in charge of her party’s transport portfolio in Wales, Eluned Parrott AM. Relatively new to the Senedd, and newer still to her wide-ranging portfolio (which includes business and environmental issues), Mrs ...

FTA Talks Roads and Licensing in Stormont

Posted on: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Northern Ireland

Earlier this week, FTA has been in Stormont to discuss two of the most pressing issues affecting the future of logistics in Northern Ireland with key figures at the top of Northern Ireland politics. ...

Open House With FFUK

Posted on: Tuesday, 1 November 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, FairFuel UK

FTA joined RHA and others at the Fair Fuel UK Parliamentary Briefing and Reception on Monday; to persuade the gathered crowd of MPs of the need for action on fuel prices; with duty set to rise still further on January 1. ...

FTA performs at the Bridgewater Hall

Posted on: Tuesday, 4 October 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub

Manchester’s famous Bridgewater Hall took a break from Tchaikovsky and Brahms this week, to play host to the Transport Hub at the Conservative party conference. ...

FTA takes its message to Labour

Posted on: Monday, 26 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, FairFuel UK, Labour

FTA has held another successful fringe event as part of the Transport Hub at the Labour party conference in Liverpool. Fair Fuel UK campaigner Quentin Willson was joined by veteran transport figurehead Graham Stringer MP, Cllr Malcolm Kennedy of ...

Fancy a ticket to ride… to Transport Hub?

Posted on: Friday, 23 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Transport Hub, Labour

Following a hugely successful programme at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham, the Transport Hub will be on the road again this weekend. ...

In the yellow corner… a successful Transport Hub

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

The Transport Hub 2011 closed the Liberal Democrat leg of its conference journey on Tuesday evening with a standing-room-only discussion of the future of high-speed rail. ...

FTA takes its message to the Lib Dems

Posted on: Monday, 19 September 2011 by Toby Carroll in categories Media and campaigns, Liberal Democrat, Transport Hub

This lunchtime FTA held its traditional annual fringe event at the Liberal Democrat party conference in Birmingham. As part of the Transport Hub, FTA pulled together a panel to discuss the tension between fuel prices, the environment and the economic ...

Day 13: London to Tunbridge Wells, 55 miles

Posted on: Thursday, 23 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

This is the last blog - and it seems sad to be writing it. However, we've had a great time and most importantly raised some serious funds for Transaid. ...

Day 12: Cambridge to Stevenage, 57 miles

Posted on: Thursday, 23 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Just one more to go after this stage. As usual for flaming June and the longest day of the year we had a further dose of cloud and coolish conditions. ...

Day 11: Nottingham to Market Harborough, 55 miles

Posted on: Thursday, 23 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

We could barely believe it… a bright blue sky at the start of our ride. There was a great bunch of cyclists, including the Clipper team - riding as the Clipperettes. ...

Day 10: York to Doncaster, 58 miles

Posted on: Tuesday, 21 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Here's the Yorks and Humberside team together for the first and only time. We had a great briefing from Nikki who asserted her authority for a few seconds. ...

Day 9: South Shields to Middlesbrough, 53 miles

Posted on: Monday, 20 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Dinosaur Park at Middlesbrough proved a great location for the pre-ride bacon butty, but there were no takers for the security of the car park so we took John’s lead and parked just down the road… or was it 5 miles Colin? ...

Day 8: Stirling to Menzies: 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 20 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Tuesday’s ride in Scotland proved to be one of the best so far. Whilst it was a small group, we were all of similar ability and made good pace. ...

Day 7: Belfast to Larne, 51 miles

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

It was a superb event in Belfast with the local FTA region really getting behind the event. Many thanks to Tom Wilson and Laura from Dennisons for their fantastic organisation and for assembling an impressive group of riders. ...

Day 6: Dublin to Dundalk, 56 miles

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Just four ardent cyclists braved the elements in Dublin, and wet and weary completed the ride to Dundalk in double quick time despite a long delay to repair a stubborn puncture by Declan. ...

Day 5: Manchester to Chester, 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 13 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Saturday proved a late start for the 8 riders who had to relocate their cars 3 times before finding a suitable place to leave them. As a result we had a delayed arrival at DHL Trafford Park and the ride didn't start until 11 am. ...

Day 4: Worcester to Leamington Spa, 52 miles

Posted on: Monday, 13 June 2011 by Toby Carroll in category Cycle ride

Here’s a happy West Midlands’ team after their ride from Worcester to Leamington Spa. All made it to the end bar Guy Elliott who sent in a note from his wife that he was only allowed out until 2pm (dental appointment apparently). ...