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Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $ 11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in carbon emissions. General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen have already outlined ambitious plans to offer more electric vehicles. Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday, Mr Ford said the…

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Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Spurs get huge Champions League boost as Juventus star Paulo Dybala suffers hamstring injury

Juventus star Paulo Dybala Sunday, January 7, 2018 Tottenham Hotspur have received a huge boost ahead of their Champions League tie with Juventus with the news Paulo Dybala could miss the first leg through injury. The Argentine attacker has been undergoing tests following a problem picked up on Saturday in Juventus’ 1-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A. The 24-year-old was visibly upset as he left the pitch clutching his right hamstring and was consoled by several team-mates. After the match, Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri told Mediaset Premium: “We…

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News: Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK destination from Heathrow will have a £15 discount on the airport charges they pay – the biggest discount in the airport’s history. The airport claims passengers will save nearly £40 million annually. Heathrow has been a long-time and ardent campaigner for boosting domestic flights at the UK’s hub and last year committed to keeping a discounted domestic…

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News: Halifax Convention Centre offers boost to Canada MICE market

An official opening ceremony has taken place at Canada’s new $ 170m Halifax Convention Centre. The new development, which is located in the city’s downtown, features more than 120,000 square feet of new flexible events space. Just a stones’ throw from Halifax’s fashionable Waterfront Boardwalk and upscale shopping districts, the new centre includes 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space, 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space and an impressive ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and harbour beyond. There are already 90 events booked, including 44…

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Pledge to boost mental health support in schools

Children and young people in England are to be able to access mental health support at school or college under government plans to improve services. The proposals include introducing a four-week waiting time for youngsters needing specialist support and new mental health support teams in schools. It is hoped around one in four schools in England will have this provision in place by 2022. Campaigners say the measures are welcome, but long overdue. The issue of young people’s mental health has long been of concern, with parents, charities and healthcare…

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Bristol City 2-1 Middlesbrough: Robins boost promotion hopes

Bristol City struck twice in three second-half minutes to boost their Sky Bet Championship promotion bid with a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate. The hosts went in front after 51 minutes when Bailey Wright’s deep cross from the right was headed in by Joe Bryan, whose close-range effort gave goalkeeper Darren Randolph no chance. Before Middlesbrough regrouped, a breathtaking move out of defence led to Jamie Paterson driving home a second City goal. It began with clever ball skills from Korey Smith and was carried on by Aden…

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Mr Underbed sells out after John Lewis ad boost

Chris Riddell, who accused John Lewis of “helping themselves” to his book Mr Underbed for its Christmas ad campaign, is enjoying a sales boost. Riddell’s book has now sold out, and so publisher Andersen Press is printing 10,000 more copies. Both the book and the advert feature a small boy who discovers a giant cuddly monster under his bed. John Lewis has said its advert’s story was “utterly different to Chris Riddell’s”. The retailer is also selling a Moz the Monster book based on the advert in its stores. The…

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