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Source: Common Domain

‘Big’ Change for London’s Wealthiest Areas: Proposal to Limit Size of New Mega-Mansions

Wednesday 23:40 GMT

The development of super-sized homes in some of London’s richest areas may become a thing of the past as the Westminster City Council plans to limit the size of new-build properties, it announced Monday.

Along with the size restrictions, the council announced their intentions to build almost 30,000 new homes by 2040, with 35% of them reserved for affordable housing.

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Source: Common Domain

Bremont’s Limited Edition Supersonic Commemorates Concorde

Friday 16:21 GMT

Bremont’s new Supersonic, the U.K. brand’s eighth historical limited edition, pays tribute to the legendary Concorde, which pioneered supersonic commercial flight in the 1970s.

For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at 1-800-843-0008 or visit www.djreprints.com.

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Source: Reuters

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

Friday 16:21 GMT

(Reuters) - The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.

“We’ve had a lot of discussions with lithium-ion battery manufacturers and all of them are studying silicon sprinkled into their graphite electrodes,” said Shane Beattie, Elcora’s chief technology officer.

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Source: BBC

Japan Airlines cracks down on drunk pilots

Saturday 18:10 GMT

Japan Airlines will introduce a new breathalyser system at airports abroad after one of its pilots was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk.

Since August 2017, there have been 19 cases where Japan Airlines pilots have failed the company's alcohol tests, a spokesperson for the firm said. Twelve flights were delayed as a result, with the remaining seven operating on time because alternative crew members were found.

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Source: Global News

Donald Trump says he won’t intervene if acting attorney general limits Mueller probe

Monday 17:15 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday he would not intervene if Matthew Whitaker, his acting U.S. attorney general, moved to curtail Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In an interview with the “Fox News Sunday” program taped on Friday, Trump also said he probably would not agree to a sit-down interview with Mueller, who also is investigating whether the Republican president’s campaign conspired with Moscow and whether Trump has unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.

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Source: DW

German driver loses license 49 minutes after passing test

Today 16:22 GMT

A German teenager has managed to gain and lose his driving license in less than one hour after police caught him speeding near the city of Dortmund.

When police pulled the vehicle over, they found an 18-year-old driver and four of his friends, apparently going for a spin to celebrate the teenager passing his driving test just 49 minutes previously. To navigate both the German autobahn and city streets, the best approach is a zen one: take your time and don't let yourself get frazzled.


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