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The Bus Up the Dale



John C. Ellerton
Marrick and Reeth

William Ellerton of Marrick bought a brand-new motor-car in 1926 which he used for private hire work. This was a Ford Model T, supplied by Mark Ormston, Ltd, of Parkgate, Darlington, and carried the Darlington registration HN 4206; it was on the road until the later 1930s, and ended its days as a hen-house at Marrick Vicarage, which had become the Ellerton family home in 1936. Those with an interest in Swaledale life may like to

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This sign is a standard safety road sign of a style introduced by the Ministry of Transport around 1935. Such signs were used where tram tracks converged with the side of the road, so that a bus or car would be squeezed onto the kerb if it drove alongside a tram. The signs also acted as a warning to cyclists since tram rails could present a slipping
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Footpath rule changes to benefit landowner



Farmers and landowners could pay reduced fees as a result of changes to footpath regulations, potentially saving hundreds of pounds.

Under the Highways Act 1980, a way over land is defined as a highway where there is evidence that it has been enjoyed by the public as a right and without interruption for a full period of 20 years.


However, landowners can protect themselves against the creation of a new public

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A guide to speeding offences and how speeding can affect your car insurance


Speeding offences are the most common driving conviction in the UK. If you’ve been convicted of speeding, you’re no doubt worried about how it might affect your car insurance premiums in the future. Here’s what you need to know.  

Daniel Hutson
From the Motor team
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Posted 3 MARCH 2020

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Ineos Automotive reveals farming-friendly Grenadier 4×4



Ineos Automotive has finally whipped the veil off its new Grenadier 4×4 following months of hype.

The agricultural industry is expected to be a key market for the firm’s debut vehicle and the company has made no secret of its intent to fill the gap vacated by the old, working-class Land Rover Defender.

Uncompromisingly angular exterior tinwork, pockmarked with retro rounded lights and a horizontal bar grille, will undoubtedly chime with those that favour function over

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The coronavirus lockdown has caused a crisis for our failing privatised railway.

On 23 March 2020, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps stepped in with a massive bailout to the private train companies to ensure their profits until 30 September. Train companies want this to continue, but the government don't want to throw more money at a failing system.

Grant Shapps will make a decision in the next few weeks.
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‘I miss a normal life’—the workers stuck out at sea


Lockdown has imprisoned seafarers on ships for months—and they are desperate to leave. Simon Basketter looks at their plight and how they plan to challenge it


Seafarers are stuck in limbo (Pic: JoachimKohlerBremen)

Seafarers onboard cargo ships are in effect prisoners unable to leave ship, even to go ashore briefly when in port.

As countries across the world have imposed lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus, merchant ship crews are collateral

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The end of tourism?

The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage? By 

Of all the calamities that befell tourists as the coronavirus took hold, those involving cruise ships stood apart. Contagion at sea inspired a special horror, as pleasure palaces

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Was an American really conned into buying the wrong London bridge?

London Bridge at home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Image: Ken Lund/Flickr.

How did London Bridge come to be one of the biggest tourist attractions in Arizona, second only to the Grand Canyon? Was it an error on the part of the purchaser? Or was it a clever way to dispose of a decrepit structure, making way for progress, while making a profit in the bargain?

Suren Prasad

London Bridge is where London started: the relative narrowness of the River Thames at

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Tourism industry in China aims to get smart to develop

(People's Daily Online)    15:30, April 24, 2020

The potential for smart tourism has been further tapped during the COVID-19 epidemic, thanks to the help of new infrastructure and technologies related to 5G and AI.

The Yuntai Moutain scenic area in Henan province. (Photo/People’s Daily Online)

Under the impact of the pneumonia outbreak, tourist attractions and online travel agents have employed the Internet to

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