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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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30 years of London Underground poetry

The first ever poems to be displayed on the London Underground network under the Poems on the Underground scheme are now back on display.

Transport for London launched the scheme on January 20 1986 to bring poetry to a mass audience.

Now, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Poems on the Underground scheme, works by Seamus Heaney, Grace Nichols, William Carlos Williams, Robert Burns and Percy Bysshe Shelley will be shown on Tube services until the end of February 2016. 

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