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Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8%

Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8%

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Rail users in the UK will be hit by a further rise in ticket prices which will come into effect next year.The increase will be based on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation measure for July of 2.8%. The figure is likely to lead to an increase of more than £100 in the annual cost of getting to work for many commuters.Passenger groups urged a change in the way ticket prices are calculated, as RPI is no longer a national statistic. The cost of most train fares are set by train companies themselves, but about 40% of fares in England, Scotland and Wales are regulated so that they are only allowed to rise by an amount pegged to the RPI rate of inflation in July the previous year.These regulated fares include annual season ti
Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

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Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...
Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli says he’ll catch again despite concussion risks

Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli says he’ll catch again despite concussion risks

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July 13 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Pirates veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli said he expects to catch again despite sustaining at least six concussions in the past 10 years. After telling DK Pittsburgh Sports last week he was "done catching" for health reasons, Cervelli posted a lengthy message on Instagram on Friday. The longtime catcher wrote "saying that I quit from my catcher responsibilities is inaccurate. My hope is to catch again." Cervelli admitted that he's thought about "my health beyond my baseball years," but he is working hard on his recovery. He added he is not working on catching in his rehab process to help the recovery process. "I have nothing other than passion, gratitude, and love for what I do, for this sport," he wrote. "This isn't just a job for me. This is part of my lif...
Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

Jess Glynne banned from ever performing at Isle of Wight festival again after no-show

Entertainment
The All I Am hitmaker failed to appear onstage for her allocated time slot at the Isle of Wight festival last weekend. Jess Glynne pulled out “due to exhaustion”, reportedly leaving the crowd – made up largely of children and teens – in floods of tears. Now, the festival promoter John Giddings has spoken out against her behaviour, labelling it “shocking”. Speaking to The Mirror, the organiser of the annual music event blasted the no-show and said that she will never be booked to perform there again.  Related Articles He said: “It shows no regards for people that bought a ticket. It’s so sad that an artist would do that to their fans.”“She’s let them down.” Before adding: “She will never be booked to play the Isle of Wight again.”The 29-year-old pulled out of her