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Drivers clash with Insulate Britain activists blocking three London roads

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Insulate Britain activists have staged three morning roadblocks in central London, leading to dozens of arrests and confrontations with drivers stuck in heavy traffic at the height of rush-hour. The climate activist g...

Pollution on some new UK trains ‘13 times one of London’s busiest roads’

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The amount of diesel pollution on some new trains is 13 times higher than on one of central London’s busiest roads, researchers found. Passengers travelling on board a Great Western Railway carriage running from Londo...

Raducanu and Fernandez’s extraordinary roads converge on final unlike any other

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There’s unexpected and there’s this: a US Open final between two teenagers ranked 73rd and 150th in the world. That’s where things stand after Thursday’s extraordinary women’s semi-final twin bill at Arthur Ashe Stadi...

A bat: In the city, they fly along routes that mirror roads

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Every evening in Sydney, clouds of bats move across the sky. They time their trip so that there is just too little light to make out anything more than a silhouette – which is just enough light so that you can see, ve...

Activists lose legal bid to stop £27bn roads plan for England

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Campaigners have lost a legal challenge to the government’s £27bn roadbuilding programme after the high court dismissed their application for a judicial review. Lawyers for Transport Action Network (TAN) argued that t...

Thunderstorms leave roads and tube stations flooded in London

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Torrential rain has flooded roads and tube stations in London after thunderstorms hit the south of England on Sunday. Barts Health NHS trust declared a major incident after the flooding led to problems at Whipps Cross...

All roads lead to Rome for England’s ardent army of expat fans

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They came from Berne, Berlin, Luxembourg and Dubai, some forgoing a night’s sleep as they drove across the Alps or took red-eye flights. Some of the more ardent football fans bought tickets two years ago; others bagge...

All roads lead to Rome for England’s ardant expat army

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They came from Berne, Berlin, Luxembourg and Dubai, some forgoing a night’s sleep as they drove across the Alps or took red-eye flights. Some of the more ardent football fans bought tickets two years ago; others bagge...

Roads taken: the Gloucestershire footpaths that were the making of Robert Frost

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The cows clocked us as we started across a neighbouring field, and by the time we reached the stile a dozen beasts – some with pointy horns! – were jostling for an eyeful, snorting and stamping an occasional hoof. Con...

Electric vehicles on world’s roads expected to increase to 145m by 2030

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The number of electric cars, vans, trucks and buses on the world’s roads is on course to increase from 11m vehicles to 145m by the end of the decade, which could wipe out demand for millions of barrels of oil every da...

Net gains: how India trawlers’ plastic catch is helping to rebuild roads

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For years, plastic caught by fishing communities on the Kollam coast in India’s southern state of Kerala was thrown back into the water, damaging aquatic ecosystems and killing fish. But fishers are spearheading an i...