Labour is right to reverse bus cuts. But it needs to go much further | Pascale Robinson

As mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham needs to take control of the city’s buses, and prove public ownership works

Buses are hugely important. They help us to get to work, to see our loved ones, to access the services we need, and to achieve a sustainable environment. Labour’s announcement today that it intends to reverse cuts to 3,000 bus routes, and expand bus services, with £1.3bn a year promised, is hugely positive and exciting. However, it’s also important that Labour is looking at who is running our buses, and who they’re owned by.

Related: Labour reveals plan to put £1.3bn a year back into local bus services

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If you build them, they will come: record year for cycle counters

New superhighways and better networks are helping cycle lane usage boom across the UK

Cycle lanes are one of the most efficient and healthiest ways of moving people. A single bike lane can transport five times as many people as a motor traffic lane, without the air and noise pollution. This is good news for everyone, whether you drive, walk or cycle – or breathe.

What’s clear from the data, though – despite occasional bizarre claims to the contrary, and attempts to have lanes removed – is that to reap cycling’s benefits you have to build proper infrastructure. But if you build it, they will come – and the cycle counters prove it.

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Artists challenge Tate’s call to resume contact with Anthony d’Offay

Institution cut ties with influential art dealer in 2018 after allegations of sexual harassment

Artists, curators and other members of the arts community have challenged a decision by the Tate to resume links with the influential art patron Anthony d’Offay a year after allegations of sexual harassment were made against him.

Both the Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland suspended contact with D’Offay in January 2018 after it was revealed that he faced allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour from three women he had worked with.

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