New electric vehicles help National Highways cut emissions 

National Highways is continuing to super-charge its drive to cut carbon emissions with 307 state-of-the-art zero-emission and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) joining its fleet.   The new vehicles are set to cut around 250 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and will be put into service over the coming months.  The new vehicles that modernise […]

Government confirms £60 billion for local authorities to deliver vital services

Councils in England will benefit from almost £60 billion to deliver vital frontline services as the government confirms an average funding increase of 9.4% for town halls over the next financial year. After close engagement with councils, the settlement includes £2 billion in additional grant funding for adult and children’s social care for 2023/24 and […]

Next phase of steel works to stabilise Hammersmith Bridge goes ahead

More than 1,000 pieces of bespoke steel have been welded together into support frames for the final phase of the stabilisation of Hammersmith Bridge. The steel was imported in 29 giant sheets which were shipped to the UK late last year, following delays caused by the war in Ukraine. The sheets were then cut into 1,220 […]

Surrey’s leader calls for more money for potholes

Councillors in Surrey have said they will put more pressure on central government for more highways funding. In what the council’s leader called “pothole season”, the problems facing the repair of the county’s roads were set out at a meeting of the authority’s cabinet last week. The meeting heard there had been an increase in […]

Pothole repair machines used to clear flood water from Shropshire’s roads

The Multihog machines normally used to repair Shropshire’s potholes helped to clear the county’s roads of thousands of litres of water during the floods earlier this month. The Multevo Hydrovo – a Multihog with a water pump fitted that runs on zero emission hydrogen and hydro carbonated vegetable oil – can shift 6000 litres […]

Khan warns councils over ULEZ expansion

London’s Mayor is claiming that councils rebelling against his plans to expand London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the whole of the capital will be responsible for hundreds of deaths if they are successful in blocking the plan. The Telegraph reports Sadiq Khan has sent a letter to the four outer London councils currently considering […]

EV charger supply falls way behind electric sales

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has released figures showing just one new public charger was built for every 53 electric cars sold last year. Its figures show 368,617 plug-in cars were registered in Britain last year while just 6,949 standard chargers were installed. The trade body says mandating rollout targets for infrastructure and […]


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