New London Cab to be launched

New London Cab to be launched

More than 1,000 new jobs, including 200 engineers and 30 apprenticeships, will be made according to the London Taxi Company (LTC). LTC, which is set to launch the TX5, the new London cab, is building a new £300m vehicle plant in Ansty, Coventry capable of building up to 20,000 cars...

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Fears of Paraguayan dictatorship grows as president moves to amend constitution

Fears of Paraguayan dictatorship grows as president moves to amend constitution

Paraguay’s president, Horacio Cartes, has moved to amend the constitution to allow him to be re-elected in 2018, prompting warnings that the country in danger of turning into a dictatorship. Members of the governing rightwing Colorado party joined with several opposition legislators to propose changes to the senate’s procedural rules,...

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Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

London breached its legal limits for toxic air for the entire year in the first five days of 2017. Readings showed that air at locations in the capital were worse than the notoriously smoggy Beijing, hitting a peak 197 micrograms per cubic metre for particulate matter on the Air Quality...

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Agrochemical giants receive EU go-ahead for £103 billion merger

Agrochemical giants receive EU go-ahead for £103 billion merger

Agrochemical multinationals DuPont and Dow have announced that the European Commission has granted conditional clearance in Europe for their proposed merger. This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the transaction. The deal is expected to create a combined worth of £103 billion with the potential for additional growth...

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Dame Margaret Hodge Garden Bridge review findings published

Dame Margaret Hodge Garden Bridge review findings published

Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s Garden Bridge report has revealed the project to be financially unsustainable. Dame Margaret found that the project did not secure value taxpayers’ money, and urged Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, not to sign any further guarantees until the Garden Bridge Trust can confirm private investment. The...

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Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Stolen Van Gogh artworks back on display after 14 years

Two priceless paintings by Vincent Van Gogh are once again hanging in an Amsterdam museum, 14 years after being stolen by the mafia. The works, 1882’s “View of the Sea at Scheveningen” and the 1884 “Congregation Leave the Reformed Church in Nuenen”, are from a period that was crucial to...

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