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Day: September 7, 2017

UK Government approach to Brexit negotiations
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

UK Government approach to Brexit negotiations

    Theresa May Downing Street is asking Britain’s biggest companies to give public support to the Government’s approach to its Brexit negotiations, a move which has provoked fury in a string of blue-chip boardrooms. Sky News has obtained a letter being circulated in FTSE 100 and other company boardrooms which praises ministers' commitment to securing a transition period after the UK leaves the European Union (EU). It also expresses confidence in the future of a global Britain" and says that the Government's Repeal Bill will "make Britain ready for life outside the EU. Executives in sectors including financial services, manufacturing and technology are among those approached about signing the letter, which is expected to be published as early as Thursday. Sources at some of th...
Speed cameras how does work
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Speed cameras how does work

    With modern cars becoming increasingly powerful, it's easy to achieve speeds where you need to pay particular attention to the prevailing limit. Many driving locations, particularly in urban areas or near accident black spots, now have average speed monitoring equipment in action. But how does it work? And is there a hard and fast rule to avoid being caught? Fixed single speed cameras such as the famous Gatso (named after Maurice Gatsonides, their Dutch rally-driving inventor) have been a familiar sight on Britain's roads for many years. They're commonly employed in specific locations where dropping the speed of passers-by is of utmost importance, such as outside schools and on steep downhill inclines where drivers might be tempted to drift over the limit. However, once sa...
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Panalty could serve to Parents if they drop their children by Car

    Children are heading back to school this week, and Croydon Council is taking that opportunity to experiment with ways to tackle school run congestion. The latest scheme uses automatic number plate recognition to set up exclusion zones around three southeast London primary schools, where parents will face a £130 fine if they enter to drop their children off. The exclusion zones will cover drop-off and pick-up times from 8am until 9:30am, and then again from 2pm to 4pm. Residents and their visitors will be able to apply for permits but anybody else driving through will receive a £65 fine, rising to £130 after 14 days. Blue Badge holders are exempt from the scheme. The scheme will be in place for six months initially, and if it proves successful in cutting congestion around s...
China prepares for surprise attack to North Korea
Asia, ENGLISH

China prepares for surprise attack to North Korea

    The exercises came days after North Korea's sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test fueled global concern that the isolated nation plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile. China's air force has carried out exercises near the Korean peninsula, practicing to defend against a "surprise attack" coming over the sea, Chinese state media said. The exercises came days after North Korea's sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test fueled global concern that the isolated nation plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile. An anti-aircraft defense battalion held the exercises early on Tuesday, near the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the Korean peninsula, an official military website, www.81.cn, said. Troops trave...
Landlord of grossly overcrowded flat fined £4,750 for fire safety offences
ENGLISH, London

Landlord of grossly overcrowded flat fined £4,750 for fire safety offences

A landlord who dangerously packed 16 people into a three-bedroom ex-Council flat, but failed to provide proper fire protection has been fined £4,750 and ordered to pay £1,429.68  after being pursued by Tower Hamlets Council environmental officers Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan was fined £4,750 and ordered to pay £1,429.68 in costs after pleading guilty to five charges under the Housing Act 2004 at Bow Magistrates' Court on 17th August 2017. Environmental Health Officers in the council's Health and Housing Team found 16 tenants (including 7 children) occupying the ex-Council flat at Sheffield Square, Bow.  This included three families of four people, one family of three and a single man.  Each family occupied one room and all shared a single bathroom, kitchen and toilet.  Two of the family rooms bar...