A Cumbria road destroyed in floods during storm Desmond, which scientists found had been made more likely by climate change (Image: A. Cooper/Barcroft Media)

UK poorly prepared for climate change impacts, government advisers warn

A 2,000 page report by Committee on Climate Change predicts global warming will hit UK with deadly heatwaves, more flooding and water shortages The UK is poorly prepared for the inevitable impacts of global warming in coming decades, including deadly annual heatwaves, water shortages and difficulties in producing food, according the government’s official advisers. Action

15,000 free parking spaces for electric vehicles created in Milton Keynes

Go Ultra Low Cities funding used to encourage the uptake of EVs in Buckinghamshire town Fifteen thousand free electric vehicle-only parking spaces have been created in Milton Keynes. The scheme is the first in a series of UK initiatives designed to give people more reason to buy electric vehicles, and was funded using the Government

A 3.7kW Chargemaster or Pod Point unit will be fully fitted for free as part of the deal (Image: Chargemaster)

Free homecharge units offered to Nissan Leaf buyers

Nissan is offering free homecharge units to new Leaf buyers, giving new owners a ready-made charging set-up. The offer is part of a nationwide campaign with the Japanese manufacturer’s official charging partners – Chargemaster and Pod Point. Buyers of new Leafs on one of Nissan’s finance packages will be eligible for a free Pod Point

The welcoming entrance of Disney’s magic kingdom (Image: L. Larkum)

How Far Behind is the US in General, and Disney in Particular?

Culture Shock With apparently ever-increasing globalisation most of us have an expectation that we can travel to other Western countries and find facilities and a culture similar to our own – after all, a McDonald’s Big Mac bought in Paris is recognisably the same as one from New York. Occasionally, though, we find things to