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Motorway roadworks speed limit could be increased

Image copyright PA Speed limits for motorway roadworks could be raised in England under plans aimed at reducing congestion. Currently the normal speed for such stretches of road is 50mph (80km/h). But trials carried out by Highways England found drivers’ heart rates were lower when they drove at 55mph (88km/h) and 60mph (96km/h) through roadworks. […]

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Scottish Greens 'leading change' – Harvie

Image caption Mr Harvie will address party activists at the event in Edinburgh The Scottish Greens are leading Scotland towards a “fairer and greener” future, the party’s co-convener is to tell its autumn conference. Patrick Harvie will use his speech to highlight the concessions his party has won from the Scottish government. These include Green […]

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Why Tim digs NWA

Image copyright Rob Stothard Image caption JK Rowling was among the club’s big-name guests Ever wondered how gangster rappers NWA could find a fan in former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron or what JK Rowling thinks of the folk punk band Violent Femmes? Harnessing the modern world of streaming to re-examine the old-fashioned feeling of […]

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Church of England to discuss same-sex blessing

Image copyright PA Image caption Priests and churches would not be forced to bless same-sex marriages or civil partnerships The Church of England is to debate holding services for same-sex couples for the first time. The church’s ruling general synod will discuss holding official services, after a couple has married in a secular ceremony, or […]