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Rail fare rise biggest for five years

Rail fare rise biggest for five years

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Train fares in Britain will go up by an average of 3.4% from 2 January.The increase, the biggest since 2013, covers regulated fares, which includes season tickets, and unregulated fares, such as off-peak leisure tickets.The Rail Delivery Group admitted it was a "significant" rise, but said that more than 97% of fare income went back into improving and running the railway.A passenger group said the rise was "a chill wind" and the RMT union called it a "kick in the teeth" for travellers.The rise in regulated fares had already been capped at July's Retail Prices Index inflation rate of 3.6%.The fare increase is above the latest Consumer Prices Index inflation figure of 3%, which was a five-and-a-half year high. Are you joining the '£5k commuter club'?The chief executive of passenger watchdog
Davina McCall SPLITS from husband: TV star 'very sad' to separate after 17 years

Davina McCall SPLITS from husband: TV star 'very sad' to separate after 17 years

Entertainment
The presenter, 50, last night revealed she had separated from Matthew Robertson, 48.She now could face a battle over her £10million fortune and a custody tussle if they decide to divorce.The couple have three children together – Holly, 16, Tilly, 14, and Chester, 11.A source close to the pair said that no-one else was involved in the split.DOUG PETERS/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKSPLIT: Davina McCall separates from hubby Matthew RobertsonREX/SHUTTERSTOCKHAPPIER TIMES: Davina and Matthew on their wedding day in 2000 “Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything else” Davina McCallSpeaking about the split for the first time, Davina revealed: “I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated.“Our amazing children are our number one priority, above everything
England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

England beat Tonga to reach final of Rugby League World Cup for first time in 22 years

Sports
England withstood a dramatic late fightback from a passionate Tonga to reach their first World Cup final for 22 years.Prolific winger Jermaine McGillvary scored for the 10th game in a row to put his side on their way to a 20-0 lead but England were hanging on grimly by the end after the Pacific Islanders, roared on by a fervent following of more than 25,000 fans, scored three converted tries in the last seven minutes.Tonga might have snatched it in the dying seconds when prop Andrew Fifita went on a charge for the line only to lose the ball in the tackle and England clung on for a pulsating 20-18 victory.It may get tougher for England on the pitch when they face holders Australia in Brisbane next Saturday but at least they will not have to contend with a cauldron-like atmosphere generated ...
Paul Hollywood splits from his wife after 20 years of marriage

Paul Hollywood splits from his wife after 20 years of marriage

Entertainment
PASEPARATE: Paul Hollywood has split from his wife AlexandraThe Great British Bake Off judge and partner Alexandra released a joint statement declaring their “sadness” at the separation.Only weeks ago the 51-year-old was seen apparently sharing an “intimate kiss” with engaged 2016 Bake Off winner Candice Brown, 32.After being spotted getting cosy at the Pride of Britain Awards, they denied they were anything but good friends and said it was just a goodbye peck on the cheek.Putting out a joint statement last night, Paul and Alexandra said: “It is with sadness that we have decided to separate.GETTYCO-STAR: They previously separated when he admitted having an affair with Marcela Valladolid “It is with sadness that we have decided to separate” Paul and Alexandra's statement
20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

Technology
NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth's fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons. The varying ocean shades of blue, green, red and purple depict the abundance — or lack — of undersea life. "It's like watching the Earth breathe. It's really remarkable," said NASA oceanographer Jeremy Werdell, who took part in the project. Two decades — from September 1997 to this past September — are crunched into 2 ? minutes of viewing. Werdell finds the imagery mesmerizing. "It's like all of my senses are being transported into space, and then you can compress time and rewind it, and just continually watch this kind of visuali