Monthly Archives: July 2017

Number of UK Drivers Aged Over 90 Tops 100,000

The number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time. Figures from the DVLA also show more than 4.5 million of the 39 million people holding valid driving licences are … Continue reading

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UK-US Trade Deal Could be Big

Donald Trump has said he is working on a “major trade deal” with the UK. The US President tweeted that a bilateral trade agreement with the UK after it leaves the EU in 2019 could be “very big and exciting” … Continue reading

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No More New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles in UK from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions … Continue reading

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BMW to Build Electric Mini in UK

BMW have said a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at their Cowley plant in Oxford. The carmaker said the model would go into production in 2019, with Oxford the main “production location” for the Mini three-door … Continue reading

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More People Can Give Blood Following Scientific Review

The government has announced changes to blood donation rules following a review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO). As a result of the latest clinical evidence, more people will be given the opportunity … Continue reading

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First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one … Continue reading

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Drones to be Registered and Users to Sit Safety Tests

Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit safety awareness tests under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the government announced today (22 July 2017). Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will … Continue reading

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