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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. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Welwyn Hatfield since the 2005 general election. He served as Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2012 to 2015, also holding the title of Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office. His salary was paid by the party.

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Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home [Video]

Screen showing Boris Johnson videos parks outside Cummings' home

A van with a jumbo screen showing videos of Boris Johnson's coronavirus warnings was parked outside Dominic Cummings' home in Islington, London on Sunday.

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Second Cummings lockdown trip 'not true', says Grant Shapps [Video]

Second Cummings lockdown trip 'not true', says Grant Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said that it is "not true" that Dominic Cummings returned to County Durham after his period of isolation ended, as it alleged in some newspapers.

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UK PM Johnson's adviser Cummings will not resign - minister [Video]

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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Transport Secretary announces new rail investment [Video]

Transport Secretary announces new rail investment

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has used the daily coronavirus press conference to announce new investment in rail networks and a new dual carriageway on the A66 across the Pennines, as part of the..

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Grant Shapps defends Dominic Cummings [Video]

Grant Shapps defends Dominic Cummings

Grant Shapps has defended Dominic Cummings, following allegations the No 10 adviser broke lockdown rules by travelling hundreds of miles to his parents while suffering from coronavirus symptoms. Facing..

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Shapps defends Cummings over lockdown journey [Video]

Shapps defends Cummings over lockdown journey

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps answers questions about Boris Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings travelling to Durham during lockdown. Mr Shapps said Mr Cummings had made the 250-mile journey in order to..

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Nearly £2bn extra spending announced for transport [Video]

Nearly £2bn extra spending announced for transport

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that the coronavirus lockdown has been used to carry out a range of maintenance projects on the road and rail networks, and set out plans for nearly £2 billion of..

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Government lays out plan for £2 billion transport package [Video]

Government lays out plan for £2 billion transport package

At the Government's daily press briefing, Transport secretary Grant Shapps outlines plans for an investment of £2 Billion to encourage walking and cycling as lockdown restrictions are eased.

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Grant Shapps urges people to avoid public transport [Video]

Grant Shapps urges people to avoid public transport

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has urged people to avoid public transport so it can be reserved for those with no other means of getting to work. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Government schemes will help economy 'bounce back' [Video]

Government schemes will help economy 'bounce back'

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the government's furlough scheme will help the economy bounce back when the Covid-19 crisis ends, but that much depends on how the public reacts to the..

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Commuters returning to work as strict lockdown restrictions lifted in England [Video]

Commuters returning to work as strict lockdown restrictions lifted in England

Commuters begin their return to work as strict lockdown restrictions are lifted. The Government has advised that businesses in England should consider reopening if they can do so safely. But Transport..

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Shapps: Workers should avoid public transport [Video]

Shapps: Workers should avoid public transport

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has admitted that the transport network will only have 10 per cent capacity for workers to travel safely as he urged people to walk, cycle and even use cars instead of..

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Boost for bikes as Europeans gear up for new commutes [Video]

Boost for bikes as Europeans gear up for new commutes

Bike manufacturers could be amongst the big beneficiaries of the gradual lifting of lockdowns across Europe. As the public start to return to work as restrictions are lifted, commuters are being..

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Britons urged to cycle, walk to work as lockdown eases [Video]

Britons urged to cycle, walk to work as lockdown eases

Transport Minister Grant Shapps said at the government's daily news briefing on Saturday that more Britons should cycle or walk to work when the country's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the..

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Government announce £2 billion funding for cycling and walking projects [Video]

Government announce £2 billion funding for cycling and walking projects

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said many people had taken up cycling and walking during the lockdown, saying in some places there has been a 70% rise in the number of people on bikes for exercise..

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Coronavirus testing falls short of target for seventh day [Video]

Coronavirus testing falls short of target for seventh day

The number of coronavirus tests has fallen short of the 100k target for the seventh day in a row. 96,878 people were tested in the past 24 hours. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps confirmed a further..

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Government announces £2bn transport package [Video]

Government announces £2bn transport package

The government have announced a £2bn transport package to help coronavirus social distancing measures. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said the package puts cycling and walking at the heart of the..

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Greater testing capacity earlier would have reduced deaths, minister admits [Video]

Greater testing capacity earlier would have reduced deaths, minister admits

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that if the UK had had a bigger test capacity before the pandemic hit then "many things could be different". Mr Shapps said it..

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Government Covid-19 briefing: April 24 [Video]

Government Covid-19 briefing: April 24

Grant Shapps delivers the government's daily press briefing in which he speaks about plans to use drones to deliver medical supplies and the controversial 100,000 testing target.

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Government to trial use of drones to transport medical supplies [Video]

Government to trial use of drones to transport medical supplies

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says that the government have sanctioned trials for drones to be used in transporting medical supplies to hospitals in need of Covid-19 equipment.

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Grant Shapps: Repatriation will be ‘a bit messy’ [Video]

Grant Shapps: Repatriation will be ‘a bit messy’

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps describes the process of repatriating British citizens as “substantial”, “an enormous effort”, and “a bit messy”. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook..

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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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'As I understand it': Grant Shapps flounders in attempted defence of Dominic Cummings

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has struggled to present a coherent explanation for Dominic Cummings' movements during lockdown, as pressure mounts for the prime minister's top aide to stand down.
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Grant Shapps dodges question on whether PM knew about Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip to Durham

A cabinet minister has said Boris Johnson was "pretty ill" when Dominic Cummings took a 250-mile trip during lockdown, as he dodged questions about what the prime minister knew and when.
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'This was staying put': Grant Shapps attempts to defend Dominic Cummings' 500-mile lockdown round trip to Durham

The transport minister has insisted the government's chief advisor Dominic Cummings did not break the lockdown rules when he made a 500-mile round trip to his family in Durham.
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No 10 pours cold water on hopes of 'air bridge' to allow British holiday-makers to avoid quarantine after European breaks

Transport secretary Grant Shapps raised hopes by telling parliament people arriving from counties with low Covid-19 rates may not have to self-isolate
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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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Government doesn't know 'how coronavirus will respond' as more people return to work, admits cabinet minister

Grant Shapps raises prospect of critical 'R' reproduction rate going back 'above one' if lockdown easing backfires
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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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Coronavirus: Transport system will be reduced to just 10% capacity when full services resume due to social distancing, Grant Shapps warns

Transport secretary also outlines £2bn package for cycling and walking projects to address 'enormous logistical challenge'
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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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£2bn for 'once in generation change' to UK transport

The money will be used to improve infrastructure for cycling and walking, Grant Shapps says.
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Coronavirus: Unions warn increased rail services could lead to public 'flouting the rules'

Putting on more trains too soon could risk lives, unions claim – as transport secretary Grant Shapps says work times could be staggered to help avoid crowded carriages
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Coronavirus: Staggered work times considered as lockdown eases

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says it could help maintain social distancing on public transport.
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Coronavirus: UK 'quite likely' to get close to or hit 100,00 tests target - Shapps

Grant Shapps says he is optimistic over the target, as the PM declares the UK is past the peak of the virus.
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Coronavirus: RAF flypast for Captain Tom's 100th birthday

The aerial salute for the "amazing" war veteran "was meant to be a surprise", Grant Shapps says.
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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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Coronavirus: Some rail services could be axed as passenger numbers fall by a fifth

'There's no point in running ghost trains,' says transport secretary Grant Shapps ​– who also hints at bailout help for airlines during outbreak
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UK aviation chiefs criticise decision to pull out of European safety agency after Brexit

Industry body warns Grant Shapps' plan will risk UK companies' access to global markets
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Britain to consider next steps on Heathrow expansion after court ruling

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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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Tories to reinstate all 3,000 bus routes axed in spending cuts, claims transport secretary

Grant Shapps also predicts golden age of air-conditioned buses, 5G access and 'calling one up on your app'
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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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Boris Johnson accused of betrayal after downgrading 'northern powerhouse' job just months after election win

Junior minister outside cabinet gets role, with top-level responsibility handed to Grant Shapps - who represents a seat in Home Counties
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Dominic Cummings' planned Whitehall shake-up set to be thwarted as Boris Johnson moves focus away from Brexit

Transport secretary Grant Shapps will survive the reshuffle as PM makes road, rail and broadband plans a priority
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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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Northern rail services rapped as 'unacceptable'

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the operator could be stripped of its franchise.
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Britain will try to recover cost of Thomas Cook repatriation: minister

Britain will try to recoup the cost of repatriating tens of thousands of Thomas Cook customers and will examine if airlines could be wound down in a more orderly process after collapse, Transport..
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Thomas Cook news: Labour accuses government of 'ideological bias' to block intervention stopping travel company collapsing

Transport secretary Grant Shapps says putting hundreds of millions of taxpayers' money in the ailing travel company was 'not a goer'
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UK says it has made alternative Irish border backstop proposals

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UK says watch the Brexit space around EU summit in October

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Grant Shapps: What can we expect from Boris Johnson's new transport secretary, from HS2 to Heathrow?

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