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UK manufacturing growth eases in September from August’s two-year high – PMI

Growth in Britain’s manufacturing sector eased slightly in September from a two-year high the month before, due to less robust export orders, a survey showed on Tuesday (Reuters). The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index slipped to 56.7 from August’s two-and-a-half year high of 57.1, a slightly weaker reading than the rise to 57.3 economists had predicted in a Reuters poll. But employment ... Read More »

Edinburgh Trams Services will be running by next May

Edinburgh’s Trams will be running by May 2014, the city council announced. According to the council statement, the capital’s streets would be clear of roadworks by 19 October after six years of construction. Tram testing process between the airport and Edinburgh Park will begin earlier in the month. Test trams will be running along the entire route to the city centre ... Read More »

Driving the Future Today

All new cars will be ultra low emission from 2040 Every new car bought after 2040 will be an ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV), according to government plans set out yesterday to decarbonise UK road transport entirely by the middle of the century. The new package will be worth over £1bn through to 2020 in the form of investment, incentives, and ... Read More »

UK attempting to fight off EU road safety rules

New (EU) European Union road safety rules could see vehicles fitted with a speed restriction system that would automatically keep drivers to the speed limit. Under the plans, vehicle manufacturers would be required to fit systems to detect limits through cameras or satellites, while older motorists would be required to have the system fitted retrospectively. However, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, has ... Read More »

Gatwick long-haul flights to be increased by British Airways

Gatwick services increased by British Airways to long-haul destinations including Orlando, Jamaica and St Lucia from summer 2014. The rise in capacity will be made possible by the carrier’s decision to add another Boeing 777-200 to its Gatwick-based fleet next year. As a result, BA will increase flights to Orlando from 10 times weekly to 13, while its St Lucia service will ... Read More »

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