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Day: December 31, 2019

How much do the London New Year’s fireworks cost?
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How much do the London New Year’s fireworks cost?

    The London fireworks are an iconic British symbol of celebrating New Year's Eve, and millions will watch them light up the sky tonight. Broadcast around the world, the display lasts around 15 minutes and comprises of 12,000 fireworks 2,000 of which will be set off from the London Eye. It's the largest annual fireworks display in Europe, and an impressive spectacle whether you are watching it in person, or on TV. Ahead of what is sure to be another dazzling display this evening, here's everything you need to know about how much the fireworks cost, and how they are financed: How much do the London fireworks cost? The budget for the annual London New Year's Eve fireworks is decided by the mayor, Sadiq Khan . Last year, £2.3 million was allocated for the display, ...
Second major UK city to ban cars
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Second major UK city to ban cars

    The medieval city of York has announced plans to ban private cars from the city centre within three years in a bid to cut carbon emissions. Councillors spelled out the unashamedly ambitious goal that would follow the lead of Bristol, which is due to become the first UK city to ban diesel cars by 2021. The historic Yorkshire city, which attracts nearly 7 million visitors a year, is one of several UK cities with illegally high levels of air pollution. The ban would stop all non-essential private car journeys inside York’s city walls by 2023, with an exemption for people who rely on cars such as disabled residents. Jonny Crawshaw, a Labour councillor in the city, said: People’s first response might be to be a bit anxious about what we’re proposing. But that doesn’t m...