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  • End of UK lockdown may mean a rise in bike theftsUK police services to launch national cycle crime partnership while pushing theft preventionBike theft is a perennial problem – and a pandemic-induced cycling boom inevitably means more targets for thieves. However, last year there was a 16.3% drop in cycle theft, according to police data from Opal (the serious organised crime unit), partly because more people and their cycles were at home. Across the transport network theft dropped by 60%. Perversely, the main exception seems to be thefts from key workers such as hospital staff. Continue reading...
  • A tunnel linking Scotland and Northern Ireland? Fantasy has replaced British modesty | Ian JackThe proposed route stirs memories of a lost, romantic train journey and is stoking the imaginations of politiciansGalloway, as John Buchan wrote in The Thirty-Nine Steps, is 'the nearest wild part of Scotland', by which he meant the nearest to England, and in this particular context to the London railway terminus of St Pancras, where his hero, Richard Hannay, boards a train on a morning some time before the first world war, a fugitive from a foreign enemy and English law. He heads north, and changes at Dumfries to the slow Galloway train that “rumbled slowly into a land of little wooded glens ...
  • Manchester council loses legal fight to build car park next to schoolCampaign group Trees Not Cars says victory exposes 'hypocrisy' of council's approach to air pollutionA group of women from Manchester have won a legal battle with the city's council, which wanted to build a 440-space car park next to the city centre's only primary school.Campaigners said the victory exposed the 'hypocrisy' in the local authority's approach to addressing air pollution and global heating. Continue reading...
  • Nasa scientists hail Perseverance rover's arrival on Mars with stunning imagesCar-sized vehicle designed to seek signs of life is pronounced 'healthy' after dramatic descent to surface of the red planetNasa scientists have said the Perseverance Mars rover is 'healthy' and is beaming back many stunning new images from the surface of the planet, promising significant scientific discoveries ahead. Related: Perseverance's mission to Mars – in pictures Continue reading...

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