UK public transport operator National Express plans to develop a significant coach route network in Ireland on the back of unveiling an initial service in Dublin.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2020
Thousands of British motorists and passengers were again stranded for up to 12 hours while bomb disposal experts tackled a mysterious hazard on the carriageway.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
Passengers have had to be evacuated from the North Terminal at Gatwick airport after a coach caught fire, outside the building.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
London’s top flight index ended the month on a positive note today after shrugging off worse-than-expected US growth figures and big losses at taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland.
Thu, 28 Feb, 2013
Richard Branson threatened to walk away from the rail industry today after Virgin Rail today lost its West Coast main line franchise to rival transport company FirstGroup.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
Virgin boss Richard Branson has asked the Football Association to “look again” at the timing of next month’s FA Cup final in the light of travel problems faced by Liverpool fans.
Thu, 19 Apr, 2012
A successful Spanish bond auction and strong German economic data eased fears over the eurozone crisis and drove world markets higher today.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2011
World markets suffered heavy declines today amid fresh fears over Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis and a lacklustre start to the US earnings season.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2011
National Express said it was back on track after a recovery plan led by new chief executive Dean Finch sparked a 38% jump in annual profits today.
Thu, 24 Feb, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index edged past the 6000 mark for the first time since June 2008 today in a last minute push before the market closed.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
British transport group National Express offered some cheer for its rail business today as it announced a two-year extension on its London to Tilbury and Southend franchise.
Mining firms led the FTSE 100 Index lower by midday today as the takeover buzz in the sector fizzled out in London and metal prices dipped.
Wed, 18 Aug, 2010
Three former UK cabinet ministers have been suspended by the Labour Party over allegations they were prepared to use their position to influence government policy for cash.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
Concerns over the fragility of the US economic recovery sent stocks tumbling on both sides of the Atlantic today.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2010
The FTSE 100 Index was on the front foot today as events in the United States gave a fillip to investors after a disappointing recent run.
Halifax figures revealing a sixth successive month of rising property prices saw housebuilders leap ahead today as the Bank of England’s move to keep interest rates at a record low also helped the sector.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2010
London’s blue chip share index soared almost 2% today amid encouraging news on the US housing market and a new record for gold prices.
Mon, 23 Nov, 2009
Persistent fears over the US economy sparked a sell-off on world stock markets today as yesterday’s cheer over the end of America’s recession proved short-lived.
Fri, 30 Oct, 2009
The London market was in subdued mood today despite cheer elsewhere over the US pulling out of recession.
The London market gained more than 1% today as investors hailed the end of recession in the United States.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
The economic storm clouds lifted for the London market today after figures signalled the end of recession in the United States.
London’s FTSE 100 Index was under more pressure today as recovery doubts put pressure on blue-chip stocks.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2009
World markets were under pressure today as uncertainty about Chinese economic prospects led investors to take profits following a recent rally.
The FTSE 100 Index pushed to a fresh 13-month high today as investors were cheered by strong results from a raft of US companies.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
Mining and property firms helped the FTSE 100 Index to rally by more than 1% today as the London market’s recent strong run showed no signs of ending.
The FTSE 100 Index dipped into negative territory today after poor earnings from US groups General Electric and Bank of America knocked investor confidence.
Fri, 16 Oct, 2009
A consortium led by the biggest shareholder in the UK's National Express today said it had withdrawn its £765m (€837m) offer for the struggling transport group.
Embattled transport group National Express saw shares race ahead today after news of a higher £765m (€875m) takeover approach from its biggest shareholder.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2009
British investors were given a jolt today after new research showed signs of a stalling in the recovery of the manufacturing sector.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index dipped into the red today despite economic cheer in America.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2009
Encouraging results from mining heavyweight Kazakhmys ensured the London market made progress in thin pre-holiday trading today.
The London market extended its winning streak to an eleventh day today after a late climb into the black.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2009
The London market was making little headway today as top-flight stocks sought a record-equalling eleventh winning session in a row.
The London market capped its tenth consecutive day of gains today after investors pushed ahead with the strongest rally for the market in more than five years.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index entered the second half of the year with a more than 2% rise today as positive world manufacturing data helped boost hopes of economic recovery.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2009
Disappointing economic readings in the US sent London's FTSE 100 Index into the red today after a poor final session of the second quarter.
Tue, 30 Jun, 2009
A takeover move from FirstGroup for rival National Express sent transport shares higher on the London market today.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
A surprise fundraising by Sainsbury’s in order to quicken the pace of its expansion caused shares in the supermarket to go into reverse today.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index edged lower today as traders paused for breath after Thursday’s G20 euphoria.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2009
The FTSE 100 Index shed more than 2% today as markets reacted with initial disappointment to US economic rescue plans.
Tue, 10 Feb, 2009
Early optimism surrounding America’s hefty interest rate cut faded fast today as stock market attentions turned to the mounting economic gloom.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2008
The London market remained stuck in first gear today, despite strong gains on Wall Street last night after US interest rates were cut to near zero.
Shares in transport firms were plunged into reverse today after blue-chip firm Stagecoach warned `
Wed, 03 Dec, 2008
Stagecoach shares went into reverse today after the transport company warned of downward pressure on profits in its rail division.
Almost £49bn (€61.4bn) was wiped off the value of blue-chip shares today as fears mounted about the scale of the recession facing the UK and world economies.
Fri, 24 Oct, 2008
A dramatic slide for share prices worldwide today killed off any hopes that markets could be on the mend after the recent banking crisis.
Oil prices reached a new record high today as the London market ended a volatile session in positive territory.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2008
British transport group National Express today said it was "confident" of combating rocketing fuel bills with pricing promotions and cost savings.
Rail, bus and coach operator National Express today matched its rivals by reporting a strong start to the year.
Thu, 01 May, 2008
The London market shrugged off disappointing UK growth figures to post steady gains today.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2008
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