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  • Green housing schemes have nowhere to park your car [subscription]The proposal to “disincentivise unsustainable travel” through planning rules is part of a new strategy to help Scotland reach net-zero emissions by 2045. Among the recommendations, likely to become law by July 2022, are moves to improve transit links in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, to reduce congestion and a reliance on cars.

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  • Amazon enters London bus market as it starts running four linesAmazon has entered the London bus market, providing services for employees and contractors.
  • Rolls-Royce reaches agreement with union over Barnoldswick’s futureRolls-Royce has reached an agreement with UK union Unite to operate the Barnoldswick factory in Lancashire for another 10 years, freezing compulsory redundancies for five years. The agreement builds on protections that were previously secured in 2020. “This is a tremendous achievement for the workers at Barnoldswick who have stood solidly in support of one [...] The post Rolls-Royce reaches agreement with union over Barnoldswick’s future appeared first on CityAM.

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  • How trains could replace planes in Europehe centrepiece of this year’s European Year of Rail was the “Connecting Europe Express”. Between September and October its cars whisked eu officials across the continent on a whistle-stop tour promoting the future of railways. But the train itself was a nostalgia trip: most of its wagons were built in the 1980s, since more recent models were less likely to be certified by the rail-safety boards of all 26 countries it visited. Without arm-twisting by the European Commission, said Alberto Mazzola of the cer, a rail-industry group, the trip would have been impossible.

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