Petition against 20mph limits in Wales breaks records

A petition opposing the new 20mph default speed limit in Wales has had a record-breaking number of signatures. With more than 244,000 signatures by Tuesday evening, the petition asks the Welsh government to “rescind and remove the disastrous 20mph law”, according to the BBC. It comes after Wales became the first country in the UK to […]

Hanson announces new recycling business line

Hanson has announced the creation of a new recycling business line as part of its strategy to conserve natural materials and promote the circular economy. The company will recover construction and demolition waste and process and reuse it to complement and grow its business and deliver sustainable products to its customers. The new business line […]

ICE sales ban set to be pushed back

The Government is looking at moving the ban on Internal Combustion Engines back to 2035 as the costs and difficulties of achieving Net Zero become clearer. Various sources report Rishi Sunak is preparing a speech “to set out an important long-term decision we need to make so our country becomes the place I know we […]

Edinburgh tram inquiry criticises litany of failures

The inquiry into the building of Edinburgh’s tram network has blamed a “litany of avoidable failures” for the cost overrun and delays in completion. The inquiry was tasked with finding out why the city’s tram project was £400m over budget and five years late. Chair Lord Hardie concluded failings by the City of Edinburgh Council […]

National Highways reports on Net Zero progress

National Highways has issued a report into the progress it says it has delivered on the journey to net zero highways. In its two-year report it says its achievements recorded in the last year include becoming the first roads organisation in the world to receive PAS2080 verification in December 2022, publishing a net zero roadmap […]

TfL launches four new Cycleways

Transport for London has launched four new Cycleways in Enfield and Waltham Forest that have further expanded the network. The new or extended routes have been delivered alongside TfL’s and the boroughs’ existing programme to build new walking and cycling infrastructure, and has added six miles to London’s network of safe cycle routes. More than 40% of […]

UNESCO warns over Stonehenge road plans

There are fears that Stonehenge could lose its World Heritage status if changes are not made to the A303 improvement scheme past the site. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which decides on what sites get the status says its Committee and the Advisory Bodies have been “clear and consistent” that the […]

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