The negotiators have a self-imposed deadline at the end of June by which they will have to agree a deal, an extension beyond 31 December or another compromise. If they cannot, trade will default to World Trade Organization terms, including tariffs on car exports. … [Read more...] about Bentley to cut nearly a quarter of its workforce
It found 71% of respondents did back grants and VAT exemption to make greener vehicles more affordable. Simon Alcock, the head of public affairs at ClientEarth, said: “Using public money to keep petrol and diesel vehicles flowing onto our roads is directly against the public interest as it ignores the urgent need to tackle air pollution and the climate crisis.” … [Read more...] about UK car industry ‘could lose one in six jobs due to Covid-19 crisis’
Incidences of UK wildfires are increasing in number and severity, in part due to changing weather patterns. Last year was particularly worrying for fire services and conservation charities with the unseasonably warm February and Easter contributing to blazes across the country. … [Read more...] about Wildfires caused by barbecues harming wildlife, says National Trust
One viewer penned: 'Oh how much I would love a beautiful little Hobbit house like that in my garden! What astonishing skill from both Dads & such a gorgeous house for Thomas & Delilah to grow up in. I loved my Wendy house.... let alone that! Wow - just stunning.' … [Read more...] about Man and his dad wow viewers by building a ‘magical’ Hobbit house for £479 from old logs on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – featuring a tree at its heart and a blackboard that turns into a bed
Julia and Jeff rarely talked to other people about their giving. It was awkward. People did not like to talk about money in general, but they really did not want to feel they were being judged for keeping too much of their money for themselves. When Julia had tried to talk about giving, one person told her she was crazy and was just going to make herself miserable; another person made fun of her. She could not decide how to feel about this. On the one hand, she felt that one of the most useful things she could do was encourage other people to give more, and she worried that if she were braver and cared less about social niceties she would be more aggressive about it. On the other hand, she knew that it was important for the cause not to be off-putting, and if anything was off-putting it was preachiness. Or was that just her way of rationalising what she wanted to do anyway? She was not sure. She realised that it was important for her not to seem too puritanical or constrained: people … [Read more...] about Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family?