Climate activists who block the M25 could face imprisonment after National Highways was granted an injunction against the protests, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.
Speaking at the Transport Committee hearing on Wednesday, Mr Shapps condemned the demonstrations as "irresponsible, dangerous and completely counterproductive." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has hailed the London Underground's first major expansion this century as a "win for everyone", as two new stations opened on the Northern Line today.
Mr Shapps visited the new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said the development will help support up to 25,000 jobs and 20,000 homes. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Grant Shapps outlines the new quarntine travel rules on Tom Swarbrick's LBC show this morning. Four countries are being removed from England’s red list as part of the latest update to the international travel system, while seven more, including Germany are being added to the green list.It has also been confirmed that arrivals from France will no longer need to self-isolate, aligning the nation with other countries on the amber list, from which arrivals only need to quarantine at home if they are not fully vaccinated.Scotland and Northern Ireland have followed England in introducing the same travel relaxations.
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Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist, who has been campaigning since the age of 15.She is well known for challenging world leaders on their approaches to the climate crisis, famously telling them at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, “How dare you!” over not taking strong enough action to tackle climate change.Most recently, she has turned her attention to the COP26 UN climate conference to be held in Glasgow this November. Thunberg has said she does not believe Scotland is a world leader on the climate crisis. Scotland’s Climate Change Act 2019 states a desire to reach net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045, but also has existing plans to drill for fossil fuels in the North Sea.Thunberg says: “I think that maybe summarises the whole situation we are in - the fact that these kind of countries who are actually hosting [COP26] is planning to actually expand fossil fuel infrastructure, to open up new oil fields, and so on.”Other young climate activists have risen to continue shining light on the issue. Sixteen-year-old Holly Gillibrand leads Fridays for Future in Scotland, and 18-year old Isra Hirsi, the daughter of US congresswoman Ilhan Omar, is one of the co-founders of the US Youth Climate Strike.
Policing Minister Kit Malthouse has defended the government's legal action that threatens those who stage protest on the M25 with jail.
He said: "We don't allow people in this country just to wander onto motorways willy nilly … they certainly don't have a right to expose the rest of us to danger, particularly not the police officers who are involved." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A retired chauffeur has been driven down memory lane after his family tracked down his old Bentley to celebrate his 100th birthday.
Eddie Hughes trained at the Rolls-Royce School of Motorway more than 60 years ago and often spoke fondly of the vintage sports car to his family, who found it for sale in the US. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson was presented with a packet of Tim Tams - an Australian sweet treat - as he met with the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Washington DC on Tuesday evening.
Mr Johnson joked that while the biscuits were "very important", the alliance "goes way beyond that", adding that the relationship is being "deepened and developed in all kinds of ways". Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has attended a ceremony at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC, where a wreath was placed at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn