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192 entries

National Fair Fuel Day

Posted on: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories FairFuel UK, Westminster, Road

March 7 saw the first ever National Fair Fuel Day take place in Westminster. Amid the rain, confusion, and large number of other demonstrations vying for space, several hundred dedicated FFUK supporters came to Parliament in the hope of making their ...

FFUK Takes Fuel Fight to Minister

Posted on: Thursday, 1 March 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, FairFuel UK, Road

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA and our partners in the Fair Fuel UK campaign took the ongoing fight for a fairer deal on fuel prices right to the heart of the Government; in a meeting with Economic Secretary Chloe Smith MP. ...

FTA's Own Welsh Assembly

Posted on: Thursday, 23 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Wales, Conservative, Labour, Plaid_Cymru

Yesterday, FTA held another one of its popular engagement days with a series of influential politicians in the National Assembly for Wales. ...

FTA In Touch With Transport Select Committee

Posted on: Thursday, 9 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Labour

On Tuesday afternoon, FTA's James Hookham and Michael Webb ventured back into the hallowed halls of British democracy to meet one of the newer faces in Parliament; self-proclaimed transport enthusiast Julie Hilling MP, the successor to former ...

FTA Fighting The Fight

Posted on: Thursday, 2 February 2012 by Mike Webb in categories Westminster, Road

No prizes for identifying the biggest issue of the year for the FTA and its members – fuel duty. It has been hard work, campaigning on a number of fronts to get a fairer fuel settlement as the global price continued to rise. ...

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? ...