Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking summer break

Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking a summer break despite growing vaccine hopes as easyJet holidays cancels trips until late March because of UK lockdown rules Holiday firms reported spike in bookings from older people amid vaccine rollout But Grant Shapps suggested today people should think twice before booking The Transport Secretary … Read more Grant Shapps warns over-50s to think twice before booking summer break

Grant Shapps orders London council pays £64 MILLION towards cost of fixing closed Hammersmith Bridge

Grant Shapps has demanded a local council cough-up £64million to help repair closed Hammersmith Bridge and end years of motoring misery for drivers, according to reports. The Transport Secretary reportedly wants Hammersmith and Fulham Council to cover almost half the costs of the repairs to the 133-year-old west London bridge – which was suddenly closed in … Read more Grant Shapps orders London council pays £64 MILLION towards cost of fixing closed Hammersmith Bridge

Quarantine for travellers testing Covid negative cut to five days Grant Shapps announces

Quarantine for travellers is cut to just five days for anyone who tests negative for Covid, Grant Shapps announces Grant Shapps unveiled new ‘Test to Release’ service starting on December 15 Means travellers not from corridor countries only need five day self-isolation if they test negative for Covid Botswana and Saudi Arabia have recently been … Read more Quarantine for travellers testing Covid negative cut to five days Grant Shapps announces

Grant Shapps announces quarantine exemption for business travellers

Grant Shapps announces ‘high-value’ business travellers returning to England will be EXEMPT from quarantine rules from Saturday Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tonight announced an easing of travel rules   ‘High-value’ business travellers returning to England will not have to self-isolate Exemption from quarantine applies even if they come back from ‘red list’ country Sports stars and … Read more Grant Shapps announces quarantine exemption for business travellers

Grant Shapps: 800 miles of roadworks will be cleared for Christmas

Driving home for Christmas? Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says almost 800 miles of roadworks will be cleared for five-day bubble period as the Government tries to prevent travel chaos Grant Shapps said 778 miles of motorway and A-road roadworks will be cleared Government is also postponing a wave of planned rail network maintenance Ministers hope … Read more Grant Shapps: 800 miles of roadworks will be cleared for Christmas

Grant Shapps admits new Covid cycle lanes have caused traffic jams and hit 999 calls 

Covid cycle lanes HAVE been chaos: Grant Shapps admits new routes brought in during pandemic have caused traffic jams and hit 999 calls Grant Shapps criticised councils causing gridlock with badly designed schemes  He blamed the London Mayor Sadiq Khan for some of worst cycle lanes  Department for Transport will  spend £2billion on cycle lanes … Read more Grant Shapps admits new Covid cycle lanes have caused traffic jams and hit 999 calls 

Grant Shapps adds most of Greece to the quarantine ‘red list’

Grant Shapps adds most of Greece to the quarantine ‘red list’ and extends Denmark travel ban amid fears over mutated Covid virus from mink – but lifts restrictions on Chile, Iceland and UAE International travel is restricted during the England-wide coronavirus lockdown But Government is sticking with travel corridors policy to stop importing cases Grant … Read more Grant Shapps adds most of Greece to the quarantine ‘red list’

Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps adds Italy to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Holidays to Italy are OFF as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps adds yet another country to England’s travel quarantine ‘red list’ despite it having a lower coronavirus rate than the UK – but trips to Crete are now allowed again Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced Italy is being added to ‘red list’ Anyone returning to England … Read more Grant Shapps adds Italy to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps adds Greek islands to quarantine list

Thousands of Britons have seen flights from seven Greek islands added to the government’s red list treble in price today, as they face a desperate rush back home to beat the quarantine deadline. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed on Monday that Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Zakynthos are being stripped of quarantine exempt … Read more Coronavirus UK: Grant Shapps adds Greek islands to quarantine list