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UK’s first gigafactory to ‘ramp up production’ as it strikes deal for critical EV supplies

The UK-based start up, which is currently building a 38GWh battery gigaplant in Northumberland, has struck a deal to secure a supply of cathode and anode, which are critical active battery materials. Britishvolt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] with Posco Chemical Co. Ltd., which is a major supplier of battery materials, to secure […]

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Automotive

High petrol and diesel prices are making the UK’s roads safer as drivers change habits

“Driving slower and more economically will no doubt help keep the pain at the pumps down, but another positive impact of this is, of course, road safety. “We would urge those who have adopted slower and smoother driving habits to maintain these habits, regardless of fuel prices. “This way, motorists will not only save money […]

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Biden to BLOCK UK’s masterplan to slash soaring costs as food hits ‘near-record’ level

Boris Johnson grilled on food supply strategy by Nick Ferrari The Prime Minister wants to cut the use of biofuel, which uses wheat and maize in production. Instead, as food prices soar due to inflation and the Ukraine war, Mr Johnson wants to use the fuel to produce more food to combat the price surge. […]

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Finance

UK’s local builders disappearing in their thousands as costs soar

Midas, a 46-year-old construction company based in south-west England, collapsed in January blaming soaring material and labour costs, and a decision by clients to scrap key contracts. The buckling of the privately owned building firm, which directly employed 300 staff and had turnover of £290mn last year, rippled through the seaside town of Torquay, delaying […]

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World News Roundup: Oslo gay bar shooting won’t stop fight for equal rights – Norway PM; UK’s Boris Johnson: cost of Russian victory in Ukraine is too high and more | Politics

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Oslo gay bar shooting won’t stop fight for equal rights – Norway PM The deadly rampage by a gunman at a gay bar and another venue in central Oslo on Saturday will not put an end to the fight for the rights of all individuals to […]

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Automotive

The M25 has the UK’s most active speed camera – averages 65 flashes per day

That averages out at a massive 63 per day and 2.6 per hour. The next highest came on the A282 Dartford Tunnel Approach Road in Kent, which saw 52,548 activations. A slight step down from the number one, this was at an average of 44 flashes per day and 1.8 per hour. Third place went […]

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British CEO hails ‘excellent’ Brexit move as UK’s first gigafactory ready to supply Tesla

Battery technology firm Britishvolt is currently constructing Britain’s first gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland, after raising £1.7billion in funding. Once finished, it will produce over 300,000 electric battery packs a year, with a total capacity of over 38 GWh by the end of the decade. As carmakers around the world gradually switch their fleets to electric […]

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Stanford-le-Hope leads the property market with UK’s first operationally net zero carbon development – Your Thurrock

SHARED ownership provider SO Resi has launched a new development in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, that uses the latest in construction and microgeneration technology to create homes that are greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Unveiled last weekend (Saturday 11th June), SO Resi Hope Green comprises a total of 153 new homes – 138 two-, three- and […]

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UK’s first operationally net zero carbon development has launched in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex – PropertyWire

SO Resi has launched a new development in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, that uses the latest in construction and microgeneration technology to create homes that are greener, warmer and cheaper to run. Unveiled last weekend (Saturday 11th June), SO Resi Hope Green comprises a total of 153 new homes – 138 two-, three- and four-bedroom houses and 15 […]

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UK’s Arm-twisting confirms critics’ worst deal-vetting fears

When the UK government gave itself new powers to vet takeovers for threats to national security, there was concern they would be used as a cover for politically motivated interference and economic protectionism. In fact, it could be worse than that. By threatening to use the national security legislation to convince Japan’s SoftBank to list […]