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Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Media playback is unsupported on your device Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas targets, ministers have been warned. Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change – the official watchdog – says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation – and the committee agrees there has been a big shift under Theresa May. However, it says the UK will fall short of its ambitions unless ministers do more to…

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Arsenal FC: Arsene Wenger explains Alexis Sanchez’s absence and says situation must be resolved quickly

Arsene Wenger watched from the stands as Arsenal were beaten by Bournemouth Sunday, January 14, 2018 Arsene Wenger has explained why he decided not to include Alexis Sanchez in his matchday squad for Sunday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth. Sanchez was left out of the group that travelled to the south coast amid rumours he is set to sign for Manchester United, and Arsenal – who were also without Mesut Ozil due to injury – failed to claim any points from Dean Court despite taking the lead through Hector Bellerin….

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Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

Media playback is unsupported on your device The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Mr Trump has denied using the language reported. He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said…

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White House says 200,000 Salvadoreans must leave the US

The Trump administration has announced the US will cancel permits allowing nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador to live and work in the country. The humanitarian programme, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), was granted after a series of earthquakes rocked the Central American country in 2001. Salvadoreans now have until 2019 to leave otherwise they face deportation. The Trump administration has already removed TPS protections from tens of thousands of Haitians and Nicaraguans. Protections for Salvadoreans were set to expire on Monday, after nearly two decades of holding the protected status…

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England must be honest and address flaws – Farbrace

Media playback is not supported on this device England’s Ashes defeat in Australia has exposed the issues within the team, says assistant coach Paul Farbrace. England lost the first three Tests to surrender the urn and look set for defeat in the final Test in Sydney. “Various people will have to sit down and look at a lot of things at the end of a series like this,” said Farbrace. “We have a choice. We can talk up the positive stuff or we identify the areas where we have not…

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Social Q’s: Must I Keep This Useless Gift?

Advertisement I received a nice gift (that I have absolutely no use for) from a relative. It came with a gift receipt in the box. My husband told me this was just a courtesy from the store, not permission from the giver to exchange it. He said it would hurt their feelings if I did. I think that’s crazy! If I keep it, I’ll only use it once or twice, to show my relative that I did. Wouldn’t it be better to exchange it for something I’ll use often and…

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Rosamund Pike: Actors must support lead females

Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike says there won’t be more female leading roles in Hollywood movies until male stars change their attitude. “Male actors now have to decide that they are willing to play supporting roles to female leads,” Pike said. “And often it seems men don’t want to,” she told Radio 4’s Film Programme. “They’re more than happy to play a supporting role to Christian Bale – another man – (but) less happy to play supporting roles to a lead woman.” Pike is starring in gritty Western Hostiles with…

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