Mid-engine for the ‘Vette

Mid-engine for the ‘Vette

For all its innovations, one thing that has eluded Detroit is the mid-engined supercar. There have been American cars with the engine mounted behind the driver, including the Saleen S7 and the SSC Ultimate Aero. But these are rare cars made by small boutique manufacturers. Elsewhere, mainstream manufacturers, including Audi,...

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International News Roundup August 2019

International News Roundup August 2019

ANATOLIKI MANI, GREECE   Chiselled out of rock in a cave on the Southern Peloponnese peninsula came a piece of skull which researchers now claim is the oldest human fossil outside of Africa. Excavated out of a limestone cliff in the early 1970s, the fragment was originally put in a...

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‘Boris Buses’ cost 3.6 million a year through fare evasion

‘Boris Buses’ cost 3.6 million a year through fare evasion

Fare evasion on ‘Boris Buses’ cost Transport for London (TfL) £3.6 million last year, according to analysis by the transport network. The rate of fare evasion on New Routemaster buses is more than twice as high as the bus network as a whole. Critics of the new Prime Minister say...

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Wandsworth announces plans to become carbon neutral

Wandsworth Council leader Cllr Ravi Govindia has laid out his ambition for the council to play its part in tackling climate change. This includes an ambitious plan to make it carbon neutral by 2030 and a zero-emissions council by 2050. “The threat of climate change to our environment is one...

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