Barometer

Which town is most proud to be English?

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

9 June 2018

9:00 AM

Ready for take-off?

That Heathrow timeline in full:

1949 Labour government proposes an additional two runways for newly opened Heathrow airport.
1990 Conservative government publishes plan for third runway.
2003 Labour government produces white paper proposing short third runway, involving demolition of 700 homes.
2007 Consultation begins.
2009 Gordon Brown decides to go ahead with third runway.
2010 David Cameron elected on promise to ditch third runway, ‘no ifs, no buts’.
2012 Cameron commissions Sir Howard Davies to look into airport expansion.
2015 Davies recommends a third runway.
2016 Theresa May’s cabinet decides to go ahead with third runway.
2018 Theresa May’s cabinet re-decides to go ahead with third runway.

Time and money

The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire could last years. What have been the most expensive public inquiries in recent times?

Bloody Sunday
£191.5m, 12.5 years
Rosemary Nelson (N Ireland)
£46.5m, 6.5 years

Robert Hamill (also NI)
£33m, 7 years
Billy Wright (also NI)
£30.5m, 6 years
Harold Shipman Inquiry
£21m, 4 years

Chilcott Inquiry
£13m, 8 years

Leveson Inquiry
£5.4m, 1 year

 

Track records

Which train companies run the greatest and least number of late trains?


% of services cancelled or seriously late

HIGHEST
First Hull Trains
13.0
Grand Central
11.2

TransPennine
10.1

Virgin East Coast
8.8

 

LOWEST
Chiltern
1.6
Merseyrail
1,8

East Midlands
1.9

South Western
2.2

Source: Network Rail

Pride of place

Where are people proudest to be English?

MOST PROUD
Boston, Lincs
73%
Castle Point, Essex
71%

W Norfolk and N/NE Lincs
70%

Carlisle and East Riding of Yorks
68%

 

LEAST PROUD
Hackney
37%
Lambeth
38%

Tower Hamlets
40%

Southwark
42%

Westminster
43%

Source: YouGov

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