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2021

19 SEP 2021

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19 Sep 2021 | 11:14

A double-decker bus has ploughed into the front of a house in Crouch End, Greater London.

10 SEP 2021

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10 Sep 2021 | 18:52

Driver shortages have forced a bus company in Plymouth, Devon, to cancel dozens of journeys.

31 AUG 2021

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31 Aug 2021 | 22:13

Transport for London (TfL) has said it will remove ‘creepy’ advertising placed on the sides of some of its buses.

30 AUG 2021

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30 Aug 2021 | 18:20

The Metropolitan Police are trying to locate a man after he spat at a bus driver in Greater London.

19 AUG 2021

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19 Aug 2021 | 13:46

Police investigating reports of a man exposing himself to women on buses in Devon say there may be more victims.

12 AUG 2021

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12 Aug 2021 | 18:35

The family of a woman killed in a crash between two buses in Victoria, Greater London, have paid tribute to a ‘kind and thoughtful soul’.

10 AUG 2021

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10 Aug 2021 | 18:34

A woman has died and two people sustained injuries in a crash between two buses in Victoria, Greater London.

23 JUL 2021

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23 Jul 2021 | 20:04

Police have charged a 17-year-old boy over anti-Semitic abuse made on a bus in Greater London.

21 JUL 2021

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21 Jul 2021 | 17:00

Police want to speak to a man following the alleged sexual assault of a teenage boy on a bus in Greater London.

20 JUL 2021

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20 Jul 2021 | 14:11

A bus driver has received a 12-month driving ban after his double-decker overturned in Devon.

14 JUL 2021

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14 Jul 2021 | 13:35

Passengers must continue to wear face coverings on the capital’s transport network even after restrictions ease on Monday 19th July.

13 JUL 2021

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13 Jul 2021 | 15:27

The government has said bus and train companies must decide whether passengers have to wear face coverings on services once Covid-19 rules in England are relaxed.

09 JUL 2021

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09 Jul 2021 | 17:44

A court has jailed a school bus driver for causing life-changing injuries to three children on board his bus, which had struck a bridge in Hampshire.

07 JUL 2021

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07 Jul 2021 | 23:27

A double-decker bus has caught fire on the outskirts of Bristol, closing a main commuter road.

05 JUL 2021

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05 Jul 2021 | 15:50

A Jewish man, named only as Yosef, suffered anti-Semitic abuse twice in the space of an hour in Greater London, his brother said.
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05 Jul 2021 | 15:49

A union has said public transport workers will be at a greater risk of infection if passengers no longer have to wear face masks.

02 JUL 2021

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02 Jul 2021 | 20:55

Major roadworks are to take place in Eastleigh, Hampshire, after a fire on a double-decker bus caused ‘significant damage’.

01 JUL 2021

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01 Jul 2021 | 21:05

A fire on a double-decker bus in Hampshire led to the evacuation of nearby homes and a road closure.

28 JUN 2021

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28 Jun 2021 | 20:30

The Government has said it is carrying out a thorough investigation to determine how someone came to leave classified defence documents at a bus stop in Kent.

27 JUN 2021

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27 Jun 2021 | 12:16

A passer-by found classified MoD (Ministry of Defence) documents containing details about HMS [Her Majesty’s Ship] Defender and the British military at a bus stop in Kent.

21 JUN 2021

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21 Jun 2021 | 21:52

Five nights of work to remove a temporary bus lane on the A3024 — a main route into Southampton, Hampshire — is set to begin.

28 MAY 2021

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28 May 2021 | 16:52

A bus lane on the A3024 in Southampton, Hampshire — installed in 2020 at a cost to taxpayers of £83,000 — is set for removal.

17 MAY 2021

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17 May 2021 | 12:04

YouTube is placing ads — encouraging young people in the UK to get their Covid-19 vaccinations — on the sides of buses.

05 MAY 2021

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05 May 2021 | 18:00

The driver of a school bus, which had its roof ripped off when it struck a railway bridge in Hampshire, has pleaded guilty to causing injury by dangerous driving.

27 APR 2021

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27 Apr 2021 | 14:05

A woman suffered a head injury after a bus had its roof ripped off as it hit a bridge in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

08 APR 2021

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08 Apr 2021 | 18:48

Bus services in England should return to pre-pandemic levels by Monday 12th April, according to industry body Confederation of Passenger Transport [CPT] UK.

19 MAR 2021

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19 Mar 2021 | 19:57

Bus drivers in London died with Covid-19 at almost three times the national average for other occupations, a new study has found.

15 MAR 2021

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15 Mar 2021 | 19:03

First Bus has warned it could stop running one of its services in Bristol after two children threw rocks at bus windows and racially abused a driver.
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15 Mar 2021 | 11:26

The government is planning hundreds of miles of new bus lanes and price caps on tickets in England under a new bus strategy.

14 MAR 2021

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14 Mar 2021 | 18:00

A council is to charge buses for driving in the centre of Bath, Somerset, for the first time tomorrow.

27 FEB 2021

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27 Feb 2021 | 14:22

A court has jailed a bus driver — who claimed he murdered his wife after she threatened to throw him out for having Covid-19 — for a minimum of 22 years.

25 FEB 2021

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25 Feb 2021 | 14:59

A jury has found a bus driver — who attacked his wife with a ladder, table leg, and other weapons — guilty of murder.

19 FEB 2021

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19 Feb 2021 | 12:00

Monthly tests have found no traces of coronavirus — including new variants — in air samples and swabs of London’s buses and stations.

18 FEB 2021

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18 Feb 2021 | 17:30

Bus firms, councillors, and police have met to discuss measures to stamp out a spate of brick and catapult attacks on a city’s buses.

11 FEB 2021

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11 Feb 2021 | 20:59

A rise in catapult and brick attacks on passing buses is becoming a ‘major issue’ in parts of Southampton, Hampshire, according to local bus firms.

30 JAN 2021

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30 Jan 2021 | 09:10

A bus driver is back behind the wheel of a bus in Bristol after a passenger threw a lit flare in her face, temporarily blinding her.

28 JAN 2021

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28 Jan 2021 | 10:45

A bus driver may have suffered permanent eye damage after a teenager in Bristol threw a lit flare at her.

19 JAN 2021

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19 Jan 2021 | 18:59

Youths throwing rocks in Portsmouth, Hampshire, have smashed the window of a bus carrying hospital workers, causing a nurse to suffer a panic attack, a bus operator has said.

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19 Jan 2021 | 18:58

If, after reading this year’s news stories, you want more, then take a look at our 2020 archive.

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