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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

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UK should cut vehicle use to hit zero-carbon target, say MPs

The UK government should try and discourage the use of personal vehicles as well as reward the energy-saving homes to accomplish its net-zero global carbon emission aim by the mid-century, said the MPs.

The new Tory governments have made more of promises but have done less about the ongoing climate crisis that has left many gaping policy voids which required to be filled, said the Science and Technology Select Committee in a parliamentary report.

In the list of 10 clean growth steps required to cope up with the voids, the MPs have called for a stamp duty incentive for the energy-efficient home buildings, a ban on sale of diesel and petrol cars to be addresses, more use of technology in order to reduce carbon footprint and discouraging the use of personal vehicles.

The government had claimed this summer of becoming a worldwide climate leader while announcing its longstanding goal of zero-net carbon emission by the year 2050. This was followed by a declaration of the parliament about a climate crisis on May 1.

However, the committee said that such huge pledges made by the government earlier received challenges by many backward steps. According to the report, government action is required to counter the present policy cutbacks or trend as well as slow progress.

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Third man, 27, arrested over death of two boys, 17, killed at Milton Keynes house part

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Third man, 27, arrested over death of two boys, 17, killed at Milton Keynes house part

A third man accused of being involved in the killing of two teens at one house party held at Milton Keynes previous week has been taken into custody.

The man, 27, was taken behind bars post Charlie Chandler, from Bletchley, had been charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and 2 counts of murder after the bloodbath previous Saturday.

As per a spokesman for Thames Valley police, the man was arrested due to murder conspiracy and continues to remain under police custody.

Ben Gillham-Rice and Dominic Ansah, both 17-year-old, were knifed to death post the attack at the house party.

Autopsy report showed Dominic passed away from one stab wound on his back while Ben was stabbed on his chest.

Chandler is accused of attempted murder of one 17-year-old boy and one 23-year-old boy named Ryan Brown as well.

The family members of both the victims saw the court proceedings together from the upper public area.

Chandler, who wore a grey-color tracksuit during the proceedings, just spoke to provide his name, birthdate, age as well as to confirm his British nationality.

No pleas entered during Chandler’s brief appearance at the court. He is scheduled to appear at the Luton Crown court next on Monday.

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Toddler attacked by dog in family home rushed to hospital with injuries

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A toddler who was attacked by a family dog had to be rushed to a hospital this past weekend.

The dog attacked the 1-year-old infant at a home located in east Hull.

The Humberside Police had been called to Preston Road region on the east side of the city on Saturday night. The child currently is being treated at the Hull Royal Infirmary for injuries which weren’t believed to be dangerous, as per a report by Hull Live.

The police immediately contained the dog and are thinking about what they should do with the animal.

Notably, in a previous case, a mother had warned about the hazards related to unrestrained dogs post her 9-year-old girl endured injuries in one Labrador attack last month at her aunt’s farmhouse. The girl, Lily-Fay Parfitt, screamt in agony due to the savage wounds on her lip and cheek when the pet dog charged sans any warning. The dog had taken off nearly 25% of the girl’s upper lip.

The girl’s mother, Kelly Parfitt, claimed that the surgeons had ranked her daughter’s injuries as 9.5 of 10 based on the scale of injury severity. She had then warned the other parents that all the dog breeds could be threatening and that they should keep their pets upon shorts leads near kids.

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Almost 1 million over-50s working nights in UK, study says

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Almost 1 million over-50s working nights in UK, study says

The no. of UK overnight workers over 50 years of age has risen in the country to nearly 1mn, suggests a new study. Over-50 workers account for around 924,000 of one record 3.2mn people who work regularly throughout the night.

The no. has risen by nearly 173,000 in the last five years as older individuals stay at work longer as well as with more of such jobs getting created, as per the study conducted by TUC (Trade Union Congress).

The study indicated that around 222,000 people above 60 years were working through night, which includes 69,000 people over 65.

As per the TUC, the no. of people working at night shifts regularly is not higher than the official records of 2005. In fact, the figure now is nearly 100,000 higher in contrast to what it was 5 years ago. Over-50 workers account for the entire increase in night shift work since the year 2014, whereas less of younger adults opt for late-night shifts, said the union.

According to Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of TUC, working at unsociable hours could affect the family life of a person as well as his/her health. As such, we all owe the Britain’s night workers army for keeping our nation ticking over at the time when others are asleep, she added.

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