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Jet and lorry fuels made from rubbish to receive UK funding | Business

Airline passengers could fly to their destinations on jets fuelled by industrial waste or the contents of people’s dustbins if a government scheme succeeds in creating a new green energy source. The Department for Transport (DfT) is offering £22m of funding for projects to develop low-carbon, waste-based fuels for planes and lorries. About 70 groups want to bid for funding. ...

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UK expecting more travel chaos as busiest train station faces mass cancellations | UK | News

Passengers have been warned there are likely to be “many cancellations” because of the points failure between Waterloo and Surbiton. Engineers are working to fix the problems affecting South Western Railway services, which come as major works at the station are due to come to an end. A message on the National Rail website said: “Mainline trains that run through ...

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Storm Harvey: Houston battles ‘unprecedented’ floods

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMany people have had to be rescued from flood water The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say. More than 30in of rain (75cm) has fallen on parts of the city this weekend, turning main roads into ...

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Economic issues are a priority, say UK and German firms

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption German firms employ an estimated 400,000 workers in the UK Shared economic interests must be a priority in the Brexit negotiations, UK and German trade bodies have urged. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) said uncertainty over “business critical” issues such as workers’ rights, tax ...

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Mysterious ‘chemical haze’ envelops UK coast, affecting at least 150 people

Residents exposed to the cloud reported eye and throat irritations, a spokesperson for the National Health Service told CNN. There are no indications yet as to what caused the haze, but East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have termed it a “chemical incident.” Authorities said the problems began when the “unknown haze” covered the area after possibly coming in off ...

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Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for latest talks

Image copyright PA Formal Brexit talks are due to resume in Brussels later, with British negotiators urging the EU to show “flexibility and imagination”. Brexit Secretary David Davis wants to broaden discussions to include trade. But the EU says there has to be progress on the issues of citizens’ rights, the Irish border and the “divorce bill” before talks can ...

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