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Monday 28 February 2011
Motorway speed limits could be raised to 80mph and those on city and town roads be reduced, with the decision on restrictions being made as much on cost as on safety. The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, said yesterday that decisive factors could include the economic benefits of faster travel as well as environmental concerns.
Thursday 24 February 2011
When I was a volunteer at a home for the blind a couple of years back (I quit when my lameness became so obvious that one day Betty, a lady in her eighties, said very sweetly "Julie, love, are you leading us or are we leading you?"), I became aware for the first time what a jungle it is out there. I had always ambled through life, never suffering from agoraphobia, panic attacks or any of the ills the urban mind is prey to, short-sighted and somewhat blissed out, convinced that the streets were not mean at all but rather concrete canyons of fun where adventure awaited at every avenue. It helped that I could take taxis everywhere, of course, and that I live in Brighton, and that I haven't had to leave my lair to work since I was 19 years old.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Part of a town centre was evacuated today after a man brought what was believed to be a Second World War bomb to a police station.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
The number of motorists involved in near-misses with trains at level crossings increased by 15% in 2010.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Deaths and injuries among cyclists are increasing at a "worrying" rate, a charity claimed today as new figures revealed a rise in casualties.
Monday 24 January 2011
Monday 10 January 2011
Flash floods swept through a north-eastern Australian community today, killing one woman, trapping others in cars and leaving some clinging to trees as relentless rains brought more misery to a region battling its worst flooding in decades.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Friday 17 December 2010
Two people have died after being struck by a car in a city centre.
Monday 13 December 2010
A mother and son were hacked to death in their own home by a man neighbours said was wielding an axe.
Friday 10 December 2010
The whole country was enjoying a thaw today with all parts above freezing for the first time since the cold spell struck last month.
Friday 03 December 2010
Retro-soul trio Incarnations talk a good game - their press release namechecks Steely Dan, CSNY, Doobies, Stylistics and Delfonics - but this debut album lacks the most essential prerequisite, a batch of killer songs.
Monday 15 November 2010
Thursday 04 November 2010
Sir Terry Farrell is to create a blueprint for revitalising London's Holborn, Bloomsbury and St Giles districts in an attempt to better reflect their position at the heart of the capital city.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
Firefighters were in talks with their brigade today following a day of strike action in which three picketers were hurt when they were hit by vehicles.
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