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  • ‘This is the world’s cheapest place to scrap ships’ – but in Chittagong, it’s people who pay the priceThousands of workers have been killed or maimed dismantling the world’s ships in Bangladesh, India and PakistanMohamed Edris’s life as he knew it in the Bangladeshi ship recycling yards ended at 11.30am on Saturday 11 April 2015. The 38-year-old metal cutter had been working with 100 others on the 19,600-tonne container ship Eurus London at the Ferdous Steel Corporation shipyard in Chittagong when catastrophe struck.His task had been to cut away the huge 40-tonne propeller with a blow torch. Alarm bells rang, he said, when he saw that a large metal platform had been placed below the propeller ...
  • Bultaco Albero preview: ‘Meet the Moto Bike - part motorbike, part bicycle’ | Martin LoveThe Spanish motorcycle builder is back with a unique new concept in two-wheel hybrid travelMuch more than a bicycle, yet not quite a motorbike… a new breed of highly engineered electric ‘moto bikes’ is revolutionising the way we tackle both the city and the countryside on two wheels. Bultaco, a Spanish firm which specialised in motorbikes before going out of business in 1983, has bounced back with this unique concept. Two years ago it introduced the Brinco: a tough and striking electric scrambler designed for the big thrills world of off-roading. Now we have the Albero, an urban-focused sister...
  • Five injured as car collides with pedestrians in south-west LondonPolice and ambulance services called to Stockwell Road crash after apparent altercation between two groupsFive men have been taken to hospital after a car collided with a group of pedestrians in London early on Saturday morning, police said. The Metropolitan police said five men aged between 23 and 42 were injured when the car hit a number of people on Stockwell Road near the junction of Sidney Road, in south-west London, just before 3am. None of the injured were in a critical condition. Continue reading...
  • Is shared cycling in London on a road to nowhere?The capital now has more than 3,000 unlocked bicycles that can be picked up and leftUsing my phone as a divining rod, I walked towards a bouncing yellow dot and turned down a quiet side street. The road came to a dead end, but tucked away in the corner I found an alleyway. At the end of the alleyway, it split into another alleyway, where I came face to face with a stocky bull terrier, sitting alone, whose expression seemed to calmly say, “Turn back now, and nobody will get hurt.” I did a quiet runner. My first attempt to track down a dockless bike in London was not going well.This year, four d...

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  • Ray Massey: All hail the eco-taxi Having just driven the new plug-in electric TX taxi, which goes into official service with fare-paying passenger next week, I think it’s one of the best practical urban family cars on the road.

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  • Gritters are ready to tackle cold weatherAFTER the first snowflakes of winter fell in London on Thursday, highways teams across the county are reassuring residents their gritters are primed and ready.
  • Former Monarch pilots join VirginNEW Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg joined the first of 22 new pilot recruits at Virgin Atlantic as they begin their training to become long haul First Officers.

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