Newslinks | 7th June 2007

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First UK biodiesel train launched "The UK's first train to run on biodiesel is going into service as part of an attempt to make rail travel more environmentally friendly.

"The Virgin Voyager has been modified to run on eco-friendly fuel and the company is aiming to convert more in the future." [from BBC News Online]

Conservative Mayoral Selection

Conservative grassroots website, Conservative Home, carries a timetable for Mayoral selection of candidates. Coming soon on LondonUnlocked will be a section dedicated to the upcoming Mayoral election.

Free bus travel for children

"A former bus driver has started a petition against free bus travel for under-18s...

"ROBIN Hyde was a bus driver for 10 years and says he gets daily reports of trouble from his former colleagues. Mr Hyde decided to set up an online petition to gather support for his campaign. The petition was started on May 14 and at time of going to press had 69 signatures." [from This Is Local London]