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UK car registrations plunge in March

UK car registrations plunge in March

Business
Car registrations plunged in March, according to figures from industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).Preliminary data shows the UK new car market shrank by 15.7% last month compared with 2017.Demand for diesel vehicles fell 37%, but demand for petrol was flat and that for alternative fuel models rose 5.7%.March 2017 was a record month as customers bought new vehicles ahead of a change in Vehicle Excise Duty.New car sales fell for the first time in six years in 2017, with a 5.7% decrease to about 2.5 million vehicles.Demand for diesel cars plunged by 17% last year, meaning the pace of decline for such vehicles in March has more than doubled.Analysis: Theo Leggett, BBC business correspondentAt first glance, this looks like deeply worrying news for the automotive ...
March For Our Lives: Huge gun-control rallies sweep US

March For Our Lives: Huge gun-control rallies sweep US

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHundreds of thousands of protesters are taking to the streets across the US to call for tighter gun control.The March For Our Lives movement arose after 17 deaths in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month.Student leader and Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez gave a powerful speech at the main Washington DC event.After listing the names of the victims, she stayed silent on stage for six minutes, 20 seconds - the time it took for them to be killed. More than 800 sister protests were planned nationwide and abroad, with solidarity events taking place in Edinburgh, London, Geneva, Sydney and Tokyo. As it happened: March For Our LivesIn pictures: Marches across the US and worldwideWhat happened in Washington? Huge crowds - including a high pro...
Famous birthdays for March 16: Lauren Graham, Gore Verbinski

Famous birthdays for March 16: Lauren Graham, Gore Verbinski

Entertainment
March 16 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces.They include:-- James Madison, fourth president of the United States, in 1751-- German physicist Georg Ohm, a pioneer in the study of electricity, in 1789-- German doctor Josef Mengele, known as the "Angel of Death," in 1911-- Former U.S. first lady Pat Nixon in 1912-- Actor Mercedes McCambridge in 1916-- Entertainer Jerry Lewis in 1926-- Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., in 1927-- Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci in 1940 (age 78)-- Game-show host Chuck Woolery in 1941 (age 77)-- Singer/songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker in 1942 (age 76)-- Actor Erik Estrada in 1949 (age 69) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- Actor Victor Garber in 1949 (age 69)-- Actor Kate Nelligan in 1950 (age 68)-- Musician Nancy ...
Famous birthdays for March 7: Rachel Weisz, Bryan Cranston

Famous birthdays for March 7: Rachel Weisz, Bryan Cranston

Entertainment
March 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces.They include:-- British astronomer John Herschel in 1792-- British painter Edwin Henry Landseer in 1802-- U.S. botanist Luther Burbank in 1849-- Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian in 1872-- Actor Anna Magnani in 1908-- NBC weatherman Willard Scott in 1934 (age 84)-- Race car driver Janet Guthrie in 1938 (age 80)-- Actor Daniel J. Travanti in 1940 (age 78)-- Former Disney executive Michael Eisner in 1942 (age 76) File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI -- TV evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner in 1942-- Actor John Heard in 1945-- Musician Townes Van Zandt in 1944-- Football Hall of fame member Franco Harris in 1950 (age 68)-- Football Hall of Fame member Lynn Swann in 1952 (age 66)-- Actor Bryan Cranston in 1956 (a...