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Road pricing on the way?
Road pricing on the way?

By Ian Dunt The debate over road pricing looks set to be revived after the Conservative chair of the energy and climate change committee demanded the change. Writing in the Telegraph, Tim Yeo reaffirmed the Conservative party’s commitment to fighting climate change despite signs that the party’s new MPs are distinctly lukewarm on the issue…. Read more »

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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Seat belts reduce the risk of dying in a 30mph crash by 60 per cent.
Fixed penalties double for not wearing seatbelts

By Liz Stephens The will be new penalties for motorists who fail to wear seatbelts and use illegal number plates, the Home Office announced today. On-the-spot fines of £60 will be handed out in a major road safety crackdown – the fixed penalty notices will double from £30 from today. The increase follows a public… Read more »