Phasing out all marketing, advertising and sponsorship of unhealthy food and drink Banning food and drink on local transport with exceptions for water, breast-feeding and medical conditions Free water refills to be available at all food outlets, transport stations and public sector buildings Regular car-free weekends across the country to encourage physical activity Changing planning rules to make it harder to open fast-food takeaways Extending the sugar tax to include milk-based drinks Adding VAT to unhealthy food products that are currently zero-rated, such as cakes Capping calories in food served out-of-the home to combat rising portion sizes Consider plain packaging - as for tobacco - for junk food, if firms fail to reduce sugar, fat and salt in their products quickly enough All nurseries, registered childminders and schools to adopt water and milk-only policies Why stop people eating on buses and trains?The most eye-catching announcement is the proposed ban on eating and drinking … [Read more...] about Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says
More than a third of all crashes involving young Brits happen at night, with many of these incidents causing serious injuries or death. … [Read more...] about Learner drivers will be tested using videos instead of written scenarios in major shake up
So would these plans be enough? Ke Han, who specialises in traffic modelling and led Imperial College's research, believes the plans being developed by local councils should avoid significant traffic problems - but he still expects queues, possibly of up to 10 miles, around the Port of Dover in the event of no-deal. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Could leaving with no deal cause traffic jams?
In a letter to the committee's chairman, Nicky Morgan, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said a no-deal scenario "would create significant challenges and risks in terms of firms' readiness, potential market disruption and insufficient public-policy solutions put in place on the side of the EU". … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule (pictured) has conducted unmanned flights into space but has yet to carry its first astronauts. Once cleared for human flight, the capsule, thanks to a new partnership between the company and SpaceAdventures will send four tourists into orbit around Earth for five days … [Read more...] about SpaceX to launch four private passengers into orbit around Earth by as soon as late 2021 thanks to partnership with space tourism company