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Month: October 2021

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JCB signs multi billion pound deal for fuel of the future green hydrogen

Construction equipment firm JCB has signed a deal worth billions of pounds to buy hydrogen generated by non-fossil fuel based sources. The deal for green hydrogen was signed with Australian firm Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) in a partnership the company called the first of its kind. It will mean JCB will purchase 10% of FFI’s green hydrogen production, with FFI dealing with production and logistics and JCB and a third […]

todayOctober 31, 2021 5


Sexist nicknames have no place in police canteens says Police Federation chair

Police need to call time on elements of canteen culture where “sexist nicknames and derogatory remarks are made”, the National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said. John Apter, head of the organisation which represents more than 130,000 officers from the rank of constable to chief inspector, wrote in the Sunday Times of the need for culture change in the wake of the Sarah Everard murder. Police […]

todayOctober 31, 2021 20


Activists interrupt Alok Sharmas speech to youth climate conference

Activists have interrupted a speech by Alok Sharma, the MP who is the president of the Cop26 conference. Mr Sharma was speaking at the closing ceremony of the COY16 youth conference on Saturday evening when a group of delegates stood up and branded him a “hypocrite” for the UK Government’s support of the Cambo oil field. The young delegates led chants from the crowd before walking out of the auditorium […]

todayOctober 31, 2021 10


Queen was on very good form during weekly conversation says PM

Boris Johnson has said the Queen was “on very good form” during her weekly conversation with the Prime Minister, despite being told to rest by doctors. The monarch will no longer travel to Glasgow for the Cop26 climate summit and has been instructed by physicians to only undertake “desk-based duties” for two weeks. The development comes after the Queen underwent tests in hospital last week and cancelled a two-day trip […]

todayOctober 30, 2021 9


Boris Johnson warns of new dark ages if global warming is not confronted

The world could be heading for a new “dark ages” if it fails to tackle global warming, Boris Johnson has warned as he appealed to the world’s leading economies to do more to cut emissions. Standing in Rome’s Colosseum, the Prime Minister likened the impact of unrestricted climate change to the fall of the Roman Empire. “Civilisation could go backwards and history could go into reverse,” he said in an […]

todayOctober 30, 2021 18


12 flood warnings in place as southern Scotland braces for more heavy rainfall

A dozen flood warnings are in place for Scotland after several days of heavy downpours. The extreme rainfall has caused major damage, with two bridges spanning the River Annan being washed away and firefighters being called to a rescue operation in Whitesands, Dumfries. The Met Office yellow weather warning is in place until 12pm on Saturday. Another alert for heavy rainfall has been issued for most of Sunday until 6am […]

todayOctober 30, 2021 12


Royal Mails Govan office goes green with electric vehicles

The delivery office is just a short walk across the River Clyde from the Scottish Event Campus, where Cop26’s delegates will meet Electric-powered posties are to turn Glasgow’s Govan Royal Mail delivery office green for Cop26. It will become Scotland’s first fully electric vehicle hub when the 13 vans and two micro vehicles replace its existing diesel fleet. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed the move and said: “With the eyes […]

todayOctober 29, 2021 7


Sadiq Khan calls for mandatory face masks on public transport amid Covid fears

It's as the UK continues to average more than 40,000 confirmed coronavirus cases a day for over a week London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged the Government to make face coverings mandatory on public transport as the UK continues to average more than 40,000 confirmed coronavirus cases a day for over a week. The Government has so far been resistant to bringing in so-called Plan B measures, which would see […]

todayOctober 29, 2021 11


Covid 19 and climate change on the agenda as Pope and Joe Biden meet

US President Joe Biden will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, where the world’s two most notable Roman Catholics plan to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty. The president takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies. He wears a rosary and frequently attends Mass, yet his support of abortion rights and same-sex […]

todayOctober 29, 2021 13