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25 DEC 2016

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25 Dec 2016 | 17:23

Homeless bus set for new year
Members of a Christian group who are converting a bus into accommodation for homeless people in Berkshire say they are ‘heartbroken’ not to have it ready in time for Christmas.

20 DEC 2016

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20 Dec 2016 | 21:30

Passers-by lift bus off man
Passers-by in a city centre in Hampshire worked together to help a man trapped by a bus.

05 NOV 2016

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05 Nov 2016 | 10:17

Gold bus created for Olympian
The creation of a gold bus for Olympian Chris Mears (b. 1993) is to pay tribute to his Rio 2016 success.

02 OCT 2016

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02 Oct 2016 | 13:12

Pair remanded in bus baby case
Thames Magistrates’ Court ordered a man and a woman — charged with the murder of a baby found on a London bus — to be remanded in custody.

01 OCT 2016

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01 Oct 2016 | 12:05

Pair charged in bus baby case
Police have charged a man and a woman with the murder of a baby found ‘unresponsive’ on a London bus.

29 SEP 2016

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29 Sep 2016 | 16:59

First could cut City Red service
A bus operator is threatening to pull out of an estate in Southampton, Hampshire, following a spate of incidents that endangered the safety of passengers.

18 SEP 2016

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18 Sep 2016 | 12:47

Bus tour for Olympic rowers
Members of the British Olympic rowing team paraded through Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, in a bus following their Rio 2016 success.

06 SEP 2016

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06 Sep 2016 | 09:23

Free ride for bus passengers
The Mayor of London is to launch a new system that will let bus passengers in the capital make a second trip for free.

27 AUG 2016

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27 Aug 2016 | 11:59

Carnival bus strike suspended
A union has called off a planned bus strike that threatened to disrupt Notting Hill Carnival in Greater London.
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27 Aug 2016 | 11:10

Bus station’s Roman flood bank
An archaeology group has discovered a flood bank built by the Romans under a recently demolished bus station in Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

24 AUG 2016

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24 Aug 2016 | 09:53

Bus dispute misunderstanding
A bus firm in Dorset has accused a union of failing to understand the arbitration process in a dispute over drivers’ pay.

21 AUG 2016

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21 Aug 2016 | 10:09

Bus to Wiltshire ‘ghost village’
A bus has taken visitors to a ‘ghost village’ in Salisbury, Wiltshire, that was abandoned during World War II.

17 AUG 2016

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17 Aug 2016 | 12:59

Bus service reforms promised
Jeremy Corbyn (b. 1949) has pledged to extend public ownership of the country’s bus networks if he becomes prime minister.

12 AUG 2016

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12 Aug 2016 | 12:22

Unite calls for bus strike talks
A union locked in a dispute with a Dorset bus firm over drivers’ wages says it has offered to hold talks to end strike action.

29 JUL 2016

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29 Jul 2016 | 11:09

Bus driver’s kindness goes viral
A bus driver from Oxfordshire has become a local celebrity after a picture published online showed him helping an elderly woman to cross the road.

12 JUL 2016

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12 Jul 2016 | 11:33

Routemaster conductors axed
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that 300 bus conductors are to lose their jobs to make savings of £10million a year.

30 JUN 2016

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30 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Stagecoach sees profit fall
Transport firm Stagecoach has warned of ‘challenging’ market conditions after a fall in profit.

29 JUN 2016

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29 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Bus strike to enter third week
Bus drivers in Dorset are to stage a third week of strike action, the Unite union has announced.

28 JUN 2016

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28 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Concern over park-and-ride
Plans for a new park-and-ride in Berkshire costing £3.6million would result in a huge loss of green space, according to critics.

26 JUN 2016

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26 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Bus stop girl’s mother located
Police have found the mother of a five-year-old girl left alone at a bus stop near Brighton train station in East Sussex.

25 JUN 2016

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25 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Girl aged five left at bus stop
Members of the public found a five-year-old girl alone at a bus stop near Brighton railway station in East Sussex.

15 JUN 2016

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15 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Bus attacks prompt route change
Repeated vandal attacks have forced a bus company in Dorset to reroute one of its services.

12 JUN 2016

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12 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Bus death on roads vigil day
An elderly man died after a bus hit him in Oxford Street, Greater London, on the day safety campaigners staged a vigil highlighting the deaths of pedestrians and cyclists.

02 JUN 2016

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02 Jun 2016 | 16:19

Bridge crash tears bus roof off
A double-decker bus had its roof torn off after it struck a railway bridge in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
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02 Jun 2016 | 10:23

Subsidised bus routes to go
Almost half of Oxfordshire’s subsidised bus routes are set to go following the end of council funding.

25 MAY 2016

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25 May 2016 | 12:39

Woman struck by bus critical
A 73-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after a bus hit her on Oxford Street, Greater London.

22 MAY 2016

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22 May 2016 | 14:53

Bus crashes into side of house
A bus crashed into the side of a house in Kent, leaving the driver needing hospital treatment.

16 MAY 2016

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16 May 2016 | 10:43

At least 17 injured in bus crash
At least 17 people sustained injuries after a bus crashed into a shop in Harlesden, Greater London.

13 MAY 2016

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13 May 2016 | 09:54

Family-run bus firm closes
A family-run bus company in Somerset, which has been operating for more than half a century, has ceased trading.

01 MAY 2016

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01 May 2016 | 09:41

Man dies falling underneath bus
A 79-year-old man has died after falling into the path of a bus in Broadstairs, Kent.

28 APR 2016

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28 Apr 2016 | 10:59

Work closes bus station path
A path linking the bus station in Slough, Berkshire, to the town centre will close for 12 months while the area is developed.

06 APR 2016

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06 Apr 2016 | 11:08

‘Pirate’ bus passenger is a hit
A Falklands War survivor with incurable lung cancer has become a hit on the Web after taking the bus to his first chemotherapy session dressed as a pirate.

19 MAR 2016

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19 Mar 2016 | 11:00

Buses to get speed-limiters
Transport for London (TfL) says all buses in the capital will be fitted with speed-limiting technology from 2017.

29 FEB 2016

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29 Feb 2016 | 17:09

‘Vital’ bus service faces axe
Campaigners are urging Surrey County Council to think again about cutting a ‘vital’ bus service to a top tourist attraction.

09 FEB 2016

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09 Feb 2016 | 11:11

Man guilty of rape near bus stop
A court has found a man guilty of raping a 19-year-old shortly after she got off a bus in East Sussex.

26 JAN 2016

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26 Jan 2016 | 10:07

Ian McKellen to host bus tour
Sir Ian McKellen (b. 1939) will be adding a new role to his impressive CV — that of a tour bus guide.
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26 Jan 2016 | 09:51

Bus lanes open to electric cars
As part of plans to boost usage of low-emission vehicles in England, electric car drivers will be able to legally travel in bus lanes.

21 JAN 2016

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21 Jan 2016 | 11:45

Wilts & Dorset bus seen in US
A 25-year-old Wilts & Dorset double-decker bus has been trundling the streets in the United States.

17 JAN 2016

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17 Jan 2016 | 17:21

Nine hurt in bus and car crash
A collision in Greater London between a double-decker bus and a car left nine people injured.

16 JAN 2016

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16 Jan 2016 | 11:03

Bus attacker disarmed by gran
A grandmother disarmed a female attacker who lunged at her 15-year-old grandson with a knife on a bus in Greater London.

13 JAN 2016

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13 Jan 2016 | 11:07

Campaigners criticise bus cuts
A transport group has criticised council plans to cut rural bus routes in Dorset in a bid to save money.

10 JAN 2016

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10 Jan 2016 | 10:57

Rural bus routes set to be axed
A council has published details that show it intends to cut bus services in rural Dorset in a bid to save £500,000.


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10 Jan 2016 | 10:56

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