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Rail privatisation ends as taxpayer picks up coronavirus costs of running empty trains

Twenty-four years after rail privatisation began, the UK’s system of train operating franchises has hit the buffers – with the government making “the first step in bringing Britain’s fragmented network back together”. British Rail was broken up and its components put up for tender by John Major’s government in the late-1990s. The business model has …

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Stunning Italian city by the sea is latest to sell homes for just 85p – The Sun

HAVE you always fancied owning a home by the sea? Well, now you can – and you’d only have to pay 1€ (85p) for a property in a dreamy coastal city in southern Italy. 9 The coastal city of Taranto is selling 1€ homesCredit: Getty Images – Getty The city of Taranto, located in the …

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