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Mayor’s pledge on air pollution to form part of vision for green new deal for LondonSadiq Khan will promise to put London on a par with Scandinavian capitals by making it a carbon-neutral city by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor of the capital later this year.The Labour politician’s pledge to tackle air pollution forms part of his first major pitch to voters in the upcoming mayoral race, in which he will go up against Conservative, Lib Dem, Green and independent rivals. Continue reading...

Rail franchise row moves to High Court [Subscription]

Four of Europes leading train companies will be in the High Court on Monday to accuse the government of acting unlawfully in the tender process to run HS2 and other rail franchises.

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  • Sadiq Khan vows to make London carbon-neutral by 2030 if re-electedMayor’s pledge on air pollution to form part of vision for green new deal for LondonSadiq Khan will promise to put London on a par with Scandinavian capitals by making it a carbon-neutral city by 2030 if he is re-elected as mayor of the capital later this year.The Labour politician’s pledge to tackle air pollution forms part of his first major pitch to voters in the upcoming mayoral race, in which he will go up against Conservative, Lib Dem, Green and independent rivals. Continue reading...
  • Heathrow arrivals halted by RAF during 'security incident'Flights to airport paused briefly on Friday morning as RAF operation closed airspaceAn unexplained “security incident” and Royal Air Force operation closed airspace around Heathrow on Friday morning, with dozens of arriving planes forced to stack for an hour or divert to other airports due to lack of fuel.A military flight from nearby RAF Northolt stopped scheduled passenger planes landing at Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport, for about 20 minutes from 9am. Continue reading...

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  • Electric taxis to go wireless thanks to new charging tech trialThe UK could soon see a revolution in electric vehicle charging after the Transport Secretary announced that 3.4 million will be invested in trials for wireless charging of electric taxis in Nottingham. Wireless charging at taxi ranks could provide an alternative to plugs and chargepoints, meaning multiple taxis can recharge at once, supporting drivers to charge up more easily. It would also reduce clutter on our streets. As more and more people make the switch to electric cars this new technology could also be rolled out more broadly for public use, helping everyday drivers of electri...
  • £1.6 million in funding will be used to make York’s buses cleaner and greenerAhead of the launch of a Clean Air Zone in York city centre later this month, City of York Council has awarded more than 1.6 million in funding to five bus companies to help them to make their vehicles more environmentally-friendly. Bus operators were invited to bid for Clean Air Zone (CAZ) funding to help them meet the cost of retrofitting their vehicles with cleaner exhausts to meet the Euro VI emission standard, which sets maximum limits for certain harmful gases and particulate matter that a vehicle is allowed to emit. A total of 1,654,000 has been allocated as...

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