Entries by Mark Lambert

London introduces new scheme to improve safety and air quality

Transport for London (TfL), the organisation in charge of London’s roads, says the programme will see 16 Healthy Streets Officers deployed across the capital’s boroughs. It will be their job to respond to local safety concerns and reduce school run traffic, as well as encouraging cycling and walking, increasing public transport use and discouraging vehicle […]

Power station demolished three years after worker deaths

Didcot power station demolition The remains of a coal-fired power station where four workers were killed when it collapsed several years ago have been demolished. Cooling towers at the disused Didcot plant in Oxfordshire, owned by German group RWE, were taken down early on Sunday morning. Christopher Huxtable, 33, from Swansea, South Wales, Kenneth Cresswell, […]

Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error

MOSCOW, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Block 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a “false” response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said. It said the block was halted at 09.15 (0415 GMT). “The stoppage was carried out under a […]