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City leaders call for Government 'mandate' over air pollution charging zones

City leaders have called on the Government to "mandate" charging zones for the dirtiest vehicles to tackle air pollution, rather than shifting the decision onto local councils.

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Most overcrowded train services revealed as call made for more investment

An early morning train service from West Sussex to London is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, new figures show.

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Wine-tasting experiment aims to bring closure to cork or screw cap debate

Oxford University scientists could soon provide a definitive answer to the years-long debate over whether wine tastes better from a cork or screw cap bottle.

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'Opportunities missed' to stop teenagers being radicalised before Syria deaths

Professionals missed opportunities to prevent two teenage British Muslims being radicalised before they were killed after travelling to fight in Syria, a serious case review has found.

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Girl found dead on railway thought to have been electrocuted

A 16-year-old girl found dead on a railway is thought to have been electrocuted.

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Arriva Traincare workers to hold new strike and ban overtime in pay row

Workers at a rail maintenance firm are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pay.

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Diesel and petrol ban a 'diversionary tactic', environmental law firm says

Banning new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 will not deal with the current "public health emergency" caused by illegal air pollution, the Government has been warned.

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Girl found dead on railway thought to have been electrocuted

A 16-year-old girl found dead on a railway is thought to have been electrocuted.

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Heathrow confident over landing charges freeze despite expansion costs

Heathrow's landing fees are likely to be frozen despite the building of a third runway, the airport has announced .

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Aberdeen to be worst-hit by 'hard Brexit' - report

A new report has named Aberdeen as the UK city predicted to be the worst-hit by a so-called hard Brexit.

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Lottery grant will help protect bumblebees

Efforts to protect the future of endangered bumblebees and other pollinating insects across a vast expanse of British coastline have received a boost from lottery funding.

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Homeless people 'harassed' by Oxford doorway fines threat

Homeless people are being harassed by warnings they could be fined for leaving their belongings in doorways in Oxford, the Green Party's Larry Sanders has said.

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Man who denies causing boy's Ferrari crash death by careless driving faces trial

A man will stand trial next year after appearing in court to deny causing the death by careless driving of a 13-year-old boy when he crashed a £1.2 million Ferrari.

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New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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BMW 'did not seek or get assurances on post-Brexit trade' before Mini decision

German car giant BMW insists it did not "seek or receive" any assurance from the Government on post-Brexit trade before deciding to build a fully electric version of the Mini in the UK.

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Noel Edmonds raises compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to £300m

Noel Edmonds has increased his compensation claim against Lloyds Banking Group to a massive £300 million after he fell victim to fraud at the hands of former HBOS Reading staff.

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Eight penguins killed by fox at Chessington World of Adventures

Eight penguins were slaughtered by a fox at Chessington World of Adventures after it broke into their water enclosure.

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Rail experts probing commuter train explosions

Investigators are looking into the cause of a series of explosions on commuter trains.

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Sara Cox stalker who hoarded indecent images of children jailed

A convicted paedophile who stalked BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox by sending her disturbing letters and hoarded indecent images of children has been sentenced to 16 months in jail.

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Holiday Britons face flights disruption after Kos earthquake

British holidaymakers are facing travel disruption at the busiest time of the year after a powerful earthquake off the Greek islands and Turkey killed two people, the Government has warned.

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