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Man overcharged 20 rupees for India train ticket wins 22-year legal battle

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An Indian lawyer has won a 22-year legal battle with Indian Railways for overcharging him by 20 rupees (21p or 25c). When Tungnath Chaturvedi, 66, bought a ticket at Mathura station in Uttar Pradesh in 1999 to go to M...

BA suspends short-haul ticket sales from Heathrow: what you need to know

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British Airways has suspended ticket sales on short-haul flights out of Heathrow. How will this affect travellers and why have they done it? No additional flights have been cancelled as a result of the suspension of s...

British Airways suspends Heathrow short-haul ticket sales – report

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British Airways has reportedly suspended selling short-haul tickets from Heathrow for at least a week. Tens of thousands of flights have already been cancelled this summer as the industry struggles to cope with the de...

Change & No-Go at National Express over flexible ticket refund

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I was very interested to read last month’s letter about National Express refusing a full refund of a “flexible” ticket. I have a similar issue. When I bought a ticket from Heathrow to Southampton, I paid £5 extra for ...

Germany faces calls to extend €9-a-month public transport ticket

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The German government is under pressure to extend the heavily subsidised monthly public transport pass it launched in June. The “€9 ticket” project, which grants everyone living in or visiting Germany unlimited travel...

UK national lottery ticket sales hit by cost of living crisis, says Camelot

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Camelot, the outgoing UK national lottery operator, has said players have “tightened their belts” in the face of soaring living costs, as it reported lower sales of tickets and instant win games. The company, which ha...

Boris Johnson backs plans to close ticket offices as fresh rail strike talks loom

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Talks were set to resume on Monday between the RMT and rail bosses, with the union’s national executive committee mulling further strike dates as the prime minister backed plans to close ticket offices. Services start...

National Express wouldn’t refund my ‘flexible’ ticket

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In December, I bought three National Express coach tickets to Newcastle for an event in February. I paid an additional £144 for extra luggage since we were taking equipment with us. The event got called off when the O...

Olives, bananas, train ticket staff … Big Dog Boris takes a grotesque Blackpool ramble

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Not so much a speech, more a pointless ramble. An extended trailer for speeches he might give at some – as yet unspecified – future dates, along with some minor announcements of things that were almost certainly never...

No reply at all from Genesis concert ticket refund

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I bought tickets for Genesis’s The Last Domino tour at the O2 in London last year but because of Covid it was postponed twice. After it was rescheduled a second time I decided to sell my tickets as for health reasons ...

Germany eases cost of living crisis with €9 a month public transport ticket

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Millions of Germans are expected to take advantage of a summer of cheaper travel from next month under government plans to boost public transport use and give financial relief to consumers facing a cost of living cris...

California woman wins $10m after accidentally buying wrong lottery ticket

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A woman accidentally bought the wrong lottery ticket after an unknown stranger bumped into her as she made a purchase from an automatic machine – only to discover she had hit the jackpot and scooped a whopping $10m pr...

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells dumped from Coalition’s NSW Senate ticket

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The foreign minister, Marise Payne, and Jim Molan have been chosen to fill the first and third spots on the Coalition’s New South Wales Senate ticket for the coming election. The decision by the Liberals on Saturday m...

Lottery ticket sold in southern California wins $426m Mega Millions prize

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A single ticket sold in southern California matched all six numbers and was the lucky winner of the $426m Mega Millions jackpot prize. The winning numbers drawn on Friday night were 3, 16, 25, 44 and 55. The Mega bal...

Tell us: have you kept a beloved ticket?

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We would like to hear about the tickets you have collected as beloved keepsakes. Have you saved a stub from a memorable event such as a film, play, concert, or football match? Tell us all about your tickets and why yo...

Draw deal: Spain’s El Gordo lottery hit by ticket vendor strike

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Spain’s Christmas lottery, a lucrative and much-loved annual tradition that often ends in the joyous detonation of cava corks and the hatching of big plans, took place on Wednesday amid soaring Covid infections and th...

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