'I feel that I can now with confidence step aside as we continue to build and grow and win more and more support' Liberal Democrat Sir Simon Hughes has revealed he is taking a break from politics after 38 years – and will not consider standing again for public office until at least 2022. The veteran politician, who served as MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark for 32 years, has confirmed he will not put his name in the hat to stand in the constituency at the next general election. It is not known when that might be, but there has been speculation over whether a snap election will be called following prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Formally announcing his resignation in a letter to Southwark Liberal Democrat chair Gail Kent, Sir Simon, who lost his seat to Labour’s Neil Coyle in the 2015 general election and failed to unseat him during the 2017 snap election, said he would continue to live locally and remain involved in the community. Sir … [Read more...] about Former Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes ‘takes break’ from politics after 38 years
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By and May 1, 2018, 4:03 PM EDT Updated on May 1, 2018, 4:35 PM EDT It isn’t just mainstream American consumers shunning sedans for sport utility vehicles -- luxury buyers are also racing into showrooms for the latest crossovers.Honda Motor Co.’s luxury Acura brand suffered a 35 percent drop in U.S. car sales last month, while Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln car sales slid 30 percent. Luxury leaders BMW AG and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz -- backed by stronger SUV lineups -- are handling the shift more comfortably: Mercedes’ GLC crossover helped it muster a small gain in April, while BMW sales rose 3.8 percent, buoyed by a 21 percent jump in deliveries of its X3 crossover.Evolving tastes and fierce competition have led Ford to plan its exit from the family car business, much like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV did earlier by ending production of its Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. While no luxury brands have announced such a sweeping strategic move, … [Read more...] about Mercedes Gains, Lincoln Lags in Midst of ‘Breathtaking’ Shift to SUVs
Welcome to Telegraph Community bringing you all the latest local news from in and around Grimsby. Here we’ll be carrying stories from charity events, schools, local clubs and pubs and community projects from across North East Lincolnshire. We’re keen to hear what you’re up to in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham, Louth and the villages and neighbourhoods across North East Lincolnshire. For your story and pictures to be featured send them in to [email protected] or through our Facebook page . You can also Tweet us or find us on Instagram. You can also email our community reporter Abby Ruston with your news or for help to have a story featured. Please include pictures wherever possible. Photographs taken on mobile phones are great but wide pictures work better than upright ones! Short video clips can also be featured. Please make sure we know who is in the photos and where possible include contact details in case we need to find out more information. … [Read more...] about Telegraph community: Your news and pictures
Volvo is clearly on a roll, producing one of the best large SUVs (XC90) and now clinching the European Car of the Year title with the small XC40. We’re trying the mid-size XC60 to see whether its Swedish style is more than skin deep. Our car: Volvo XC60 D5 PowerPulse AWD R-design List price when new: £43,505 Price as tested: £53,580 Official fuel economy: 54.1mpg (EU Combined) Read more long-term tests May 15th, 2018 Fuel economy this week: 37.6mpg On the left is the XC40 – European Car of the Year. The vehicle on the right is the XC60 – World Car of the Year. What’s the difference between them? A mighty leap of just over 10 inches. And that’s about all really. You might notice the XC40’s shorter dimensions require a more upright, bullish front end but these two cars are otherwise peas in a pod. The driving experience, comfort and all-round ability of both models are exceptional. No wonder Volvo is … [Read more...] about Volvo XC60 – long-term test: the ultimate middle-class car?