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British Conservative politician

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Grant Shapps: British Conservative politician
Grant Shapps is a British politician who has served as Secretary of State for Transport since 2019. Shapps also has Cabinet responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse.

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Shapps says Prime Minister always listens to range of advice [Video]

Shapps says Prime Minister always listens to range of advice

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has always listened to a "wide range of advisors" and not just Dominic Cummings. Shapps added Cummings' is the..

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Grant Shapps announces new cycling scheme [Video]

Grant Shapps announces new cycling scheme

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has announced a new £175 million walking and cycling scheme. He says he hopes people will continue using their bikes after the Coronavirus pandemic...

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Grant Shapps 'not surprised' by Cummings' potential exit from No 10 [Video]

Grant Shapps 'not surprised' by Cummings' potential exit from No 10

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps reacts to the news that Boris Johnson’s mostsenior adviser Dominic Cummings is reportedly set to leave his Downing Streetposition by the end of the year.

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Air bridges: Most of Greece removed from travel corridors list [Video]

Air bridges: Most of Greece removed from travel corridors list

Most of Greece has been removed from the Government’s list of travelcorridors, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Only peoplearriving in the UK from the islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes,..

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Controversial Stonehenge road tunnel plans approved [Video]

Controversial Stonehenge road tunnel plans approved

A controversial plan to dig a road tunnel near Stonehenge has been given thego-ahead by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

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Face coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, as public transport use rises following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions,..
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UK business minister Sharma 'doing fine' after being taken ill

British business minister Alok Sharma is "doing fine" after being taken ill in parliament on Wednesday and subsequently tested for coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.
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UK's quarantine of travellers vital to avoid second coronavirus wave, ministers say

Britain's quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad, which will be introduced from June 8, is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Interior Minister Priti..
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UK aims to reopen primary schools from June 1, transport minister says

Britain's government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from June 1, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.
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UK PM Johnson's adviser Cummings will not resign: minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport..
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UK to set out quarantine details soon, consider exemptions

Britain will set out the final details of its coronavirus quarantine plan early next month and will consider different measures for travellers arriving from countries with low infection levels,..
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Anyone booking a holiday is taking a chance on future of COVID-19 outbreak -UK minister

Britons booking a summer holiday are taking a chance on the direction of the coronavirus outbreak, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday.
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No perfect way to begin easing of coronavirus lockdown, UK minister says

There is no perfect way to begin gradually easing the lockdown on the British economy and Britons should apply common sense to new guidance, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday as changes..
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UK commuters face cycling or walking to work once lockdown is eased

More commuters should consider cycling or walking when Britain's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the pressure off public transport capacity that is likely to drop by 90% under social distancing..
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Britons urged to cycle, walk to work when virus lockdown eased

More Britons should cycle or walk to work when the country's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the pressure off limited public transport capacity under social distancing requirements, Transport..
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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 31,587

The death toll from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 31,587, an increase of 346 in a 24-hour period, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said at the government's daily news briefing.
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Some UK police might have gone too far on coronavirus: minister

The British police have done a good job in the coronavirus crisis though there may be some individual instances of some officers going a little too far in enforcing a lockdown, Transport Secretary..
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Britain to consider next steps on Heathrow expansion after court ruling

Britain will set out its next steps in due course regarding expansion at Heathrow Airport after a court ruled the plan was unlawful on environmental grounds, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
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UK government has not talked to China about building HS2 rail project: minister

The British government has not talked to China about helping build High Speed 2, the major rail project given the green light last week despite being billions of pounds over budget, Transport Secretary..
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UK to tackle coronavirus with separate arrival area at Heathrow

Britain's Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers traveling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, UK transport minister Grant Shapps said..
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UK's Heathrow Airport to create separate arrival areas for coronavirus

Britain's Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers traveling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
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UK says it has made alternative Irish border backstop proposals

Britain has made alternative proposals to replace the Irish border backstop and it is simply wrong of Ireland and other EU countries to suggest that London has not, British Transport Secretary Grant..
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UK says watch the Brexit space around EU summit in October

The next big Brexit turning point will be the European Union summit on Oct. 17-18 when Britain hopes there will be something new on Brexit for parliament to discuss, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps..
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