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Ford pronounces £2,000 scrappage scheme for pre-2010 vehicles

Picture copyright Getty Photos Ford is the newest automobile firm to launch an incentive for UK shoppers to trade-in vehicles over seven years previous, by providing £2,000 off a brand new mannequin. Not like schemes by BMW and Mercedes, that are just for diesels, Ford may even settle for petrol vehicles. The entire part-exchanged autos might be scrapped, Ford stated, which might have an “fast optimistic impact on air high

Johnson & Johnson face $420m payout in newest talc case

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Johnson & Johnson mentioned the security of talc was supported by a long time of scientific proof Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a girl who says she developed ovarian most cancers after utilizing merchandise similar to child powder. The California jury’s determination marks the most important award but in a string of lawsuits that declare the agency didn’t

Would you reside in a house the dimensions of a Tube carriage?

Picture copyright Zoopla Picture caption Flats measuring 22 sq m – smaller than the typical Travelodge lodge room – are on sale in Leicester The UK has seen a pointy rise in houses little larger than a price range lodge room, in line with client group Which?. The variety of newly constructed micro-homes, that are smaller than 37 sq m – the dimensions of a Tube carriage – rose 40%

Ministers ‘should act on defective white items fireplace danger’

Picture copyright London Hearth Brigade Picture caption A fireplace-damaged tumble dryer Extra individuals will die from fires began by defective white items if ministers don’t act to implement suggestions, the London Hearth Brigade, the town’s mayor, and security teams have warned. In a letter to Theresa May, they are saying some fridges and freezers are being bought with a flammable plastic backing. Folks proceed to make use of merchandise which

VW to relaunch Kombi van as electrical automobile

Picture copyright vw Volkswagen plans to make a brand new electrical van impressed by the one which spawned its much-loved camper. The final traditional VW Kombi, or VW T2, was produced in Brazil in 2013 after security requirements there turned too onerous for additional adaptation. Its new microbus made its debut in January. VW says it was inundated with requests to “please construct this automobile”. The brand new mannequin will

Mining shares rise however FTSE 100 dips

Picture copyright AFP Mining big BHP Billiton was the FTSE 100’s star performer as buyers awaited the corporate’s annual outcomes due on Tuesday. BHP added 1.four% in early Monday buying and selling, heading a prime 5 winners’ listing totally made up of miners. Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Glencore and Antofagasta additionally notched up share value positive factors. Nonetheless, the sector didn’t carry the benchmark 100-share index, which fell 10.39 factors

Musk warns of ‘killer robotic’ arms race

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Elon Musk and different know-how leaders have issued a stark warning about so-called “killer robots”, urging the United Nations to behave to stop a high-tech arms race. In an open letter to the UN, they are saying deadly autonomous weapons threaten a “third revolution in warfare”. Greater than 100 robotics and synthetic intelligence (AI) business leaders signed the letter. Mr Musk has lengthy spoken out concerning

Kings of the highway

Picture copyright Ed Whitby Picture caption Ed Whitby’s vans promote ice cream in 60 nations For many people, the distinctive chimes of an ice cream van conjure up pleased childhood reminiscences of British summers and dripping ice lollies. However the variety of ice cream vans has been falling for years, main some to consider that these bells might imply nothing to future generations of kids. A crop of small, family-run

Gloves off

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption A fierce battle is heating up for the UFC in Asia and it isn’t simply within the cage There was blood, there was sweat and, if not tears, loads of cheers. Final Preventing Championship (UFC) has been one in all sport’s most high-profile successes of latest years – thrilling tv audiences and drawing crowds to combat nights with its mixture of wrestling, boxing, jiu-jitsu and

Wired weeding

Picture caption Knotweed can develop at a fee of 10cm per day in the summertime Again within the nineteenth century, when Victorian engineers have been designing the most recent in transport expertise, Japanese knotweed appeared like a really intelligent concept. A plant that sometimes colonised volcanoes in Japan was imported to Britain to assist conceal, or presumably even stabilise, railway embankments. Since then its unfold has induced a lot unhappiness