Warning for drivers: Petrol and diesel cars could be BANNED within decade | UK | News (Reports)

Ministers are being urged to improve access to charging points for electric vehicles (EV) and offer financial incentives such as VAT reductions to encourage drivers to buy non fossil-fuel cars and vans. The call comes ahead of an expected announcement from the Government on its consultation to move the date for the phase out of sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans forward from 2040 to 2030 and to include hybrids in the ban.

Labour has also called for the date to be shifted to 2030 to cut carbon and curb air pollution, while the Government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change said the phase out should happen by 2032 at the latest.

Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the new target as early as next week.

Helen Clarkson, CEO of international non-profit the Climate Group and organisers of Climate Week NYC event, said: “Only bold action can achieve

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Home and car insurance firms to be banned from hiking premiums when customers renew polices

HOME and car insurance companies could be banned from charging customers more when they renew their policies.

The city watchdog argued that existing customers shouldn’t pay more for their insurance than a new customer.

Home and car insurance firms could be banned from hiking premiums for existing customers

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Home and car insurance firms could be banned from hiking premiums for existing customersCredit: PA:Press Association

Under the proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), businesses would still be able to set prices for new customers.

But companies wouldn’t be allowed to hike prices for new customers unless their risk level increases, for example, if a motorist has an accident.

The FCA believes the new measures would save motor insurance customers £62 a year on average.

For home insurance customers who’ve renewed five times or more, the proposals could see premiums drop by £55 for buildings and contents insurance.

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PAYING your car and home insurance can be

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Young Adult Books – Banned

This is a book review on Dorothy Allison’s “Bastard Out of Carolina.” This emotional yet disturbing young adult novel was an intriguing read. Allison goes in depth of family values, morals and what love really is and what some people will do for it, even if it isn’t real.

This heartfelt and deeply written novel depicts the image of a lost child and a young mother who want love but seem to have much different perspectives on what love is. Ruth Anne Boatwright, better known as Bone thanks to her slick talking grandmother and aunts, has three birth certificates that claim her as an illegitimate child. Bone’s mother, Anney was only fifteen when she had her, and had grown up quickly. Southern hospitality seems to come a long way in Greenville, South Carolina with terms such as “yes ma’am”, “dumpling”, “honey girl” and sweet thing” and the women seem to … Read More

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