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Local traffic changes ‘more divisive than Brexit’

Local traffic changes ‘more divisive than Brexit’

Science
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods were introduced to tackle increasing traffic on minor roads, but now they are dividing communities. They use street furniture such as planters to block roads in residential areas. It lowers traffic, but can make it harder for drivers to get around.One in 20 Londoners now live in one and they are being rolled out across the country to dozens of towns and cities.Justin Rowlatt reports.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
Exports to the EU have plummeted by 68% since Brexit

Exports to the EU have plummeted by 68% since Brexit

Business
The volume of exports going through British ports to the EU fell by 68% last month compared with January last year, according to research.The Road Haulage Association's chief executive Richard Burnett told The Observer that the organisation had also found 65-75% of vehicles arriving from the EU were returning to the bloc empty. This was due to a lack of goods, delays in the UK, and because British companies had stopped exporting to the continent.Mr Burnett said it was "deeply frustrating and annoying that ministers have chosen not to listen to the industry and experts" who have consistently called for more government consultation. [embedded content] He also said he had received no response from cabinet minister Michael Gove, despite his associa...
PM ‘open to overriding Brexit deal’ to ensure no barrier down the Irish Sea

PM ‘open to overriding Brexit deal’ to ensure no barrier down the Irish Sea

Business
Boris Johnson has vowed to "do everything we need to do" - including an attempt to override post-Brexit arrangements with the EU - in order to "ensure there is no barrier down the Irish Sea".Having held talks with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster on Wednesday morning, the prime minister later raised the prospect of triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It comes just days after the EU itself threatened - and then abandoned - an attempt to invoke Article 16 as part of the bloc's row with drugmakers over COVID vaccines and its efforts to introduce export controls on jabs.Meanwhile, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has sent his EU counterpart a series of demands, including an extension of the current three-month light-touch regulation grace period for super...
Brexit will increase food supply chain costs, warn business groups

Brexit will increase food supply chain costs, warn business groups

Business
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Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI

Brexit: M&S temporarily cuts hundreds of products in NI

Business
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