He told Radio 4's Today programme: 'Clearly, number one, that's ill-advised as a means of testing your eyesight as to whether you're fit to drive, but again it's hard to see - unless there's some justification that that was to take daily exercise - how that was justified.' … [Read more...] about ‘I came to test my eyesight and it was well worth the 260 mile trip’: TripAdvisor SUSPENDS reviews for Barnard Castle after page is flooded with spoof Dominic Cummings posts as internet pokes fun at lockdown visit
Firstly, in the 2012 review, changes will be made to the tariff that cut it by £40m, or 10%, in 2014 and 2015. Those changes won't be announced until 2012, but could take the form of both a 'trigger point' where rates paid fall automatically if a certain number of solar panels and other forms of 'microgeneration' are installed, and a potential cut in rates paid to one or more of the four technologies covered by the scheme. … [Read more...] about Q&A: How does the spending review affect feed-in tariffs?
Pirate Warriors 4 has an intuitive skill system known as the Growth Map, each map allows you to upgrade stats like attack and stamina, allowing players to acquire skills through them. Each of these locations on the map can also be used multiple times to upgrade their levels as well. There are two types of maps, one will upgrade all of your characters together. … [Read more...] about One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 review: Brawl your way to victory against hordes of foes
But Caroline Spelman, the environment secretary, rejected claims that the severity of the cuts made a mockery of the pledge by prime minister David Cameron. "That commitment to become the greenest government ever goes across all government departments," she said. "If you bring into the equation the green investment bank, the announcement by [the climate change department which] greens our households for the future, if you look at announcements on public transport... these are all ways together we're able to reduce our carbon footprint and give clear expression to our desire to be the greenest government ever." … [Read more...] about Spending review: ‘Greenest government ever’ reserves worst cuts for Defra
• The green investment bank, which appears not to have a departmental home. The bank will get £1bn of public cash as a "backstop", Osborne said, while asset sales in the future will add "significant" proceeds, with the aim of then leveraging private capital to invest in low-carbon projects. This sum is less than the £2bn hoped for and much less than the £6bn many sober observers said was needed for the investment power of the bank to match that need to switch the UK's economy to the low-carbon track which will see our binding carbon emission cuts met. On the crucial question of whether the bank will be a real bank – independent, able to raise bonds – or simply a government fund, it is wait and see once the "final design" is revealed. … [Read more...] about How will the spending review affect the environment?