New offers from The Railway Touring Company

New offers from The Railway Touring Company

As well as our wide range of steam hauled daytrips within the UK, many of which start from London stations, The Railway Touring Company also offers many different destinations within Europe, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Many of the trains are specially chartered for our tour party and...

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Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

Macron’s new bill is threat to human rights, says UN

The UN warns that a new French counter-terrorism bill could be a threat to human rights. French president, Emmanuel Macron, put forward the bill which transfers the current special policing powers under the country’s state of emergency to permanent law. In a statement from the UN, it was said the...

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Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Juncker delivers robust State of Union Address

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, announced this morning that the “wind is back in Europe’s sails” and that the economy was “bouncing back” after a difficult two years for the bloc. The atmosphere in the crowded parliamentary chamber was decidedly more upbeat than previous years as Juncker...

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Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Las Ramblas terror attack sees 14 dead and over 100 injured

Spain has been rocked by the brutal terror attack which took place on Thursday 17th in the popular tourist destination of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, which left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured. At the time of writing three men are currently in custody, with  five...

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Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonian Independence Referendum

Catalonia’s Parliament would declare independence “within two days” if separatists win a referendum on the issue scheduled for the 1st October. The pledge was made in a draft bill presented on 4th July by the separatist parties which form the ruling coalition in Barcelona. The draft bill comes ahead of...

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‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece has reached a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks. “The negotiations are concluded,” Euclid Tsakalotos told reporters, according to state agency ANA. After overnight talks, Tsakalotos said a “preliminary technical agreement” had been achieved ahead of a 22 May meeting...

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Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students. In the Manifesto, Corbyn makes a number of tax pledges including plans to lower the threshold for income tax from £150,000...

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French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as the country’s new prime minister. The decision to pick a Republican is considered an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics. Mr Philippe, 46, is the lawmaker and mayor of the...

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EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

EU chief Brexit negotiator to the UK: “Paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable”

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier has told Theresa May that paying the Brexit bill is non-negotiable and that there will be legal consequences if the exit bill is not paid in full. In a press conference today (3rd May) in Brussels, Mr Barnier said that the UK will...

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