“At which point,” says Staas, one of the organisers, “the cafe opens for the Sunday activities we run for local kids. It works fine – 24-hours is how people want to live now. You know, the tickets that sold out first for this weekend were for Saturday – but for entry between 7am and midday. People want to party on Saturday morning.” … [Read more...] about The stuff of night mayors: Amsterdam pioneers new way to run cities after dark
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Were it not so rancid and negative, you could call the architectural correspondence in the Bath Chronicle 'lively'. The letters page for 29 March carries the words 'monstrosity', 'insult', 'eyesore', this in reference to a polite glass-and-metal structure by architects who pride themselves on engineering finesse. In the quarter century since the Prince of Wales leapt flat-footed into the architecture debate, lazy metaphors have dominated. We had our carbuncles and wirelesses; now a drum device in the WilkinsonEyre design is criticised because it suggests a gasometer. Local wits call it a 'busometer'. How we laughed! It has not occurred to critics that a gasometer is at least as fine a reminder of 19th-century achievements as the Stothert & Pitt cranes. … [Read more...] about Is Bath Britain’s most backward city?
The official EU limit for nitrogen oxides is 60mg/km, although car makers have been allowed more than double this until 2019. Emissions Analytics used onboard testing equipment to measure emissions on the road and found very low levels for the Mercedes-Benz CLS (15mg/km), Seat Arona (16mg/km) and Citroen DS 7 (20 mg/km). But the Nissan X-Trail (913mg/km), Ford Kuga (543mg/km) and Dacia Duster (495mg/km) emitted far more on the road. … [Read more...] about UK car buyers face ‘lottery’ with both ultra-clean and ultra-dirty diesels on sale
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