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Scarborough has been named as home to the UK’s ‘Most romantic walk’, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, asked 15,000 of its supporters to nominate their favourite UK town or city for romantic walks and say why they had chosen it. 
The entries were narrowed down based on the number of nominations received and the most romantic reasons given, and put up for public vote.
Scarborough fought off competition from Chester, London, Oxford and Glasgow to win, taking 28 per cent of the vote. 

Robert Goodwill MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Mr Goodwill signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. 

Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises

I am pleased to inform you that my Rt Hon friend the Secretary of State for Transport today announced his intention to award two new passenger rail franchises. Following separate, rigorous competitions he intends to award the Northern franchise to Arriva Rail North Ltd, part of Arriva, which is owned by Deutsche Bahn AG, and the TransPennine Express (TPE) franchise to First TransPennine Express Ltd, which is owned by First Group. These awards will be confirmed subject to successful completion of a standstill period of at least 10 days.