A23

BMW and MG ordered to drop EV adverts over greenwashing concerns

BMW and MG ordered to drop EV adverts over greenwashing concerns

Pictured: The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid. Image: MG Motor Ltd.

MG was also accused of failing to communicate that while pure electric vehicles and hybrids, when driven on their electric motor, generate no tailpipe emissions, they are not zero-emission across the entire lifecycle.

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week upheld these complaints[1] lodged against a Google advertisement first seen in August 2023.

MG is now banned from hosting the same advertising campaign again and has been urged to use the term “zero emissions” with more caution. The brand has been advised not to badge hybrid vehicles with a petrol or diesel engine using this term.

It should also, when using the term to refer to pure electric vehicles, “explicitly” clarify that this is in reference only to tailpipe emissions. Customers must not be led to believe, the ASA stated, that all electricity used to charge vehicles is carbon-free, or that no emissions were generated in the process of manufacturing the vehicle and its components.

The ASA has also this week upheld a similar complaint made against BMW[2]. Unlike MG, BMW was advertising pure electric vehicles only.

A Google advert from the German auto giant, first seen in August 2023, called its range of electric cars “zero emissions”.

BMW told the ASA that this term was inserted into the advert due to Google’s automatic keyword feature. The firm highlighted that, when customers clicked through, there was clear information on lifecycle emissions, including a note that the zero-emissions claim related to the tailpipe emissions only.

But the ASA said the clarification was not available at first glance, thus meaning customers could be misled.

BMW assured the ASA that the claim would not be repeated in the future. It told the Authority that it had reviewed all of its generic automatic Google keywords, ceased using ‘zero emissions cars’ and enacted processes to ensure human vetting of future adverts with generic keywords before these placements are published.

What next?

The rulings set a new precedent, particularly as the ASA’s decisions contradict messaging on electric vehicles used by the UK Government and policymakers in EU.

The UK Government’s requirement for automakers to increase the proportion of their manufacturing accounted for by electric models and other vehicles with no tailpipe emissions is called the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate.

This mandate was tweaked late last year[3] after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak moved the UK’s ban on new petrol and diesel car and van sales back to 2035 from 2030[4].

The EU has similarly described its 2035 ban as meaning that new light vehicles “must have zero emissions”. There is no clear mention of tailpipe emissions only in its announcement of the ban made last spring.[5]

Automakers will doubtless argue that they are following the lead of legislators on terminology, as this is the language which customers are familiar with.

Carbon Brief[6] has listed concerns over the lifecycle emissions of electric vehicles as one of the “most common and persistent myths” hindering uptake. Its own analysis has concluded that, over the full vehicle lifecycle, CO2 emissions from an EV are around three times lower than an average petrol car. Lifecycle emissions will decrease further as more renewables and nuclear are added to electricity grids.

The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit’s head of transport Colin Walker called the ASA’s decisions “very strange”.

He said: “It is accepted practice that cars of all fuel types are assessed by the CO2 they emit from their exhaust pipes.

“It seems perverse that car manufacturers, in an effort to meet the targets they have been set under [the UK ZEV] mandate for the number of zero-emission vehicles that they have to sell, are being told that they can’t market those vehicles as zero emission.

“The reality is that an EV, from being built to being driven to being scrapped, produces three times less CO2 than a petrol vehicle. And that figure will increase as more renewables continue to connect to the UK’s grid. Set against this decision, one has to wonder why the ASA is happy for the likes of Toyota to greenwash their hybrid vehicles as ‘self-charging’ – as if the electricity in their batteries is magically conjured from thin air, rather than from the petrol that’s burnt in their engines.”

Published 7th February 2024

References

  1. ^ upheld these complaints (www.asa.org.uk)
  2. ^ upheld a similar complaint made against BMW (www.asa.org.uk)
  3. ^ This mandate was tweaked late last year (www.edie.net)
  4. ^ Prime Minister Rishi Sunak moved the UK’s ban on new petrol and diesel car and van sales back to 2035 from 2030 (www.edie.net)
  5. ^ its announcement of the ban made last spring. (climate.ec.europa.eu)
  6. ^ Carbon Brief (www.carbonbrief.org)

Sussex M23, A23 and A27 road closures from December 8 to 10

These will mainly be on the A27 in the early hours of the morning for maintenance work.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas, it's best to take note of different diversions that may be in place.

Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10 on Sussex's main roads to be aware of.

The Argus: There will only be a few closures on Sussex's main roads over the weekendThere will only be a few closures on Sussex's main roads over the weekend (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Friday, December 8

M23

On the M23[1] northbound way, the Junction 8 to the M25 clockwise Junction 7 link road will be closed for CAT 1 safety fence repair from 11pm to 5am.

Additionally, there will be a carriageway closure between M23 southbound Junction 11 A23 Warninglid Junction for survey works between 11pm and 5am.

A23

On the A23 northbound way, there will be a carriageway between Handcross and Bolney for resurfacing work from 8pm to 6am.

A27

On the westbound and eastbound way on the A27[2], there will be a carriageway closure from Busticle Lane and Grove Lodge roundabout for traffic signals works from 8pm to 6am.

Meanwhile, on the westbound way, there will be a carriageway closure from Fontwell to Temple Bar Interchange for resurfacing works from 8pm to 6am.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Saturday, December 9

M23

There are no closures scheduled on the M23[3] heading into or out of Sussex on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed on the A23[4] for this day in Sussex.

A27

There are no closures listed on the A27 for this day.

The Argus: There will be a few closures on the A27There will be a few closures on the A27 (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Sunday, December 10

M23

There are no closures scheduled on the M23 heading into or out of Sussex on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed on the A23 for this day in Sussex.

A27

There are no closures listed on the A27 for this day.

References

  1. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  4. ^ the A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)

Sussex travel: A259 collision; major rush-hour delays on A27 and …

Here is your travel report for Sussex and Surrey on Tuesday, December 5.

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On the railway, the line is blocked between Barnham and Horsham ‘due to a train hitting an object’ this morning. Rail replacement buses are now in operation. Click here[2] to

This incident come on a day when an amended timetable is in operation across the network, ‘with fewer services than normal’, due to industrial action[3].

Heavy traffic has been reported on roads across Sussex and Surrey[4].

Sussex Roads Police. Photo: Stock image / Sussex WorldSussex Roads Police. Photo: Stock image / Sussex World Sussex Roads Police. Photo: Stock image / Sussex World

In Hastings, East Sussex, AA Traffic News has reported a collision on A259[5] Hastings Road – both ways near Ravenside Retail & Leisure Park (Ravenside Roundabout). Traffic is said to be ‘coping well’.

There are reports of slow traffic on A27[6] Polegate Bypass both ways at A22 Polegate Road (Cop Hall Roundabout). This is due to a ‘stalled van’.

Another vehicle has broken down on A27 at A2038 King George Vi Avenue (Hove turn-off) in Withdean. An AA spokesperson said: “Traffic is coping well. Sensors show traffic has not been affected however police are en route to investigate.”

In West Sussex, a truck has reportedly broken down on Upper Brighton Road both ways from Morland Avenue to Church Lane, near Lancing.

Delays are said to be increasing on Grove Lodge Roundabout eastbound in Worthing – between A27 Warren Road and A27 Upper Brighton Road.

Meanwhile, the AA said delays are increasing on A27 Old Shoreham Road, eastbound between Church Lane and Hoe Court.

Over in Chichester, there is the ‘usual’ queueing traffic on A27 eastbound before A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). Delays are increasing eastbound between the Emsworth Services and A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne roundabout).

In Littlehampton, the AA reported: “Delays increasing on A259 Crookthorn Lane Eastbound between Wish Field Drive and Church Lane.”

On the M23, north of Crawley, one lane is closed, leading to queueing traffic. An AA notice read: “[This is] due to recovery work and stalled car on M23 Northbound from J10 A264 Copthorne Way (Crawley) to J9 (Gatwick Airport). Lane one (of four) is closed.”

Delays are reportedly easing on M23 northbound between J11 A23 (Pease Pottage) and J10 A264 Copthorne Way (Crawley).

Traffic is worsening on Kilnwood Vale Roundabout westbound between A264 and A264 Crawley Road.

In Surrey, all lanes have been stopped – leading to stationary traffic – on M25[7] clockwise from J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) to J9 A243 (Leatherhead) . This is due to a broken down car and there are reportedly three-mile tailbacks.

An AA spokesperson said: “Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, halfway back to J11 Chertsey anticlockwise, and long A3 queues either side from Cobham and Ripley Services. In the construction area.”

There is slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Travel time is 20 minutes. the AA said.

Queueing traffic has also been reported by the AA on A23 Brighton Road both ways before Star Lane (Hooley). Congestion is to the end of the M23, ‘from the northbound side’.

One-mile of queueing traffic has been reported on A240 Kingston Road, northbound before A3 (Tolworth Junction) – due to roadworks in the area.

References

  1. ^ Visit Shots! now (www.shotstv.com)
  2. ^ Click here (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  3. ^ due to industrial action (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  4. ^ Surrey (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  5. ^ A259 (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  6. ^ A27 (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  7. ^ M25 (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures to look out for in Sussex this weekend

There will be a small number of Sussex road closures over the weekend i(Image: PA)/i

There will be a small number of Sussex road closures over the weekend (Image: PA)

A small number of motorway and A Road closures will affect Sussex traffic this weekend, according to National[1] Highways England.

These will mainly be on the A27 in the early hours of the morning for maintenance work or the M23 heading out or into Sussex.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas, it's best to take note of different diversions in place.

Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5.

The Argus: There will be a couple of closures on the M23

The Argus: There will be a couple of closures on the M23

The Argus: There will be a couple of closures on the M23

There will be a couple of closures on the M23 (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Friday, November 3

M23

The M23[2] Southbound Junction 8 to the M25 clockwise Junction 7 link road will be closed from 11pm to 5.30am.

A23

There are no closures listed on the A23 for this weekend in Sussex.

A27

There are no closures listed on the A27 for this day in Sussex.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Saturday, November 4

M23

The M23[3] Southbound Junction 8 to the M25 clockwise Junction 7 link road will be closed from 11pm to 5.30am.

Additionally,

A23

There are no closures listed on the A23[4] for this weekend in Sussex.

A27

On the A27[5] westbound from Hangleton to Holmbush there will be a carriageway closure for tunnel maintenance from 8pm to 6am the next day.

There will also be a closure in the eastbound direction of this road at the same time.

The Argus: There will be a few closures on the A27

The Argus: There will be a few closures on the A27

The Argus: There will be a few closures on the A27

There will be a few closures on the A27 (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Sunday, November 5

M23

The M23 Southbound Junction 8 to the M25 clockwise Junction 7 link road will be closed from 11pm to 5.30am.

Additionally, on the southbound way at Junction 10 there will be an exit slip road closure for resurfacing work from 8pm to 6am.

A23

There are no closures listed on the A23 for this weekend in Sussex.

A27

On the A27[6] westbound from Hangleton to Holmbush there will be a carriageway closure for tunnel maintenance from 8pm to 6am the next day.

There will also be a closure in the eastbound direction of this road at the same time.

References

  1. ^ National (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  4. ^ the A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  5. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  6. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)

A23 delays in West Sussex after reports of crash involving van and …

There have been reports of heavy traffic on the A23 near Sayers Common this afternoon (Thursday, October 26) following a crash this morning.

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AA Traffic News said: “One lane closed and queueing traffic due to crash, a lorry and a van involved on A23 Southbound after B2118 Mill Lane (Hurstpierpoint / Sayers Common Turn Off).”

It said there is congestion to Hickstead[2] in lane one of three and the incident was first repoted at 11.44am.

References

  1. ^ Visit Shots! now (www.shotstv.com)
  2. ^ Hickstead (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)

Sussex M23, A23 and A27 closures from October 6 to 8

These will mainly be on the A27 in the early hours of the morning for maintenance work.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas, it's best to take note of different diversions in place.

Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.

The Argus: There are a few closures on the A27 over the weekendThere are a few closures on the A27 over the weekend (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Friday, October 6

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23[1] on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

A27

On the A27[2] westbound way, there will be a carriageway closure between the Golden Jubilee roundabout and Lewes Road for surface works between 8pm and 6am.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Saturday, October 7

M23

On the M23 Northbound way at Junction 8 there will be a carriageway closure between the exit and entry slip roads for drainage works from 11pm until 6am.

Additionally, the Northbound Junction 8 to the M25 anti-clockwise Junction 7 link road will be closed during the same time.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23[3] on this day.

A27

On the A27[4] Westbound way, there will be a carriageway closure between New Monks Farm roundabout and Lancing Manor roundabout for surface works from 8pm until 6am.

The Argus: There will be some closures on the M23 over the weekendThere will be some closures on the M23 over the weekend (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Sunday, October 8

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23 on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

A27

On the A27 Westbound way, there will be a carriageway closure between New Monks Farm roundabout and Lancing Manor roundabout for surface works from 8pm until 6am.

References

  1. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ the A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  4. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)

AWAY DAY GUIDE | Crawley Town vs

The Red Dragons are back on the road on Saturday, as a sold-out away end will back Phil Parkinson’s side against Crawley Town.

Wrexham will look to get back to winning ways, having claimed draws in their previous matches against Mansfield Town and Crewe Alexandra.

If you can't make it Saturday, as the fixture falls inside the Article 48 window, UK supporters can only access live commentary for the match.

However, for our overseas fans, there are both live video and audio streaming options available.

To view all package options, click here.[1]

If you are going to the match, below is all the information you need before travelling down.

Stadium: The Broadfield Stadium, Winfield Way, Broadfield, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RX.

Ticket Collections

There are still a substantial number of uncollected tickets at the Ticket Office for tomorrow's game against Crawley Town.

The Club Shop is open until 5pm today - you must collect your tickets before travelling to Crawley as there is no provision to collect from the Broadfield Stadium.

Official Club Travel

For those who are travelling on our official supporter travel, the buses will depart Mold Road at 6.30am, and there will be no provisions for those who arrive late.

Supporters must make note of their designated coach on the ticket and only board the coach they’ve been allocated to.

All under-14s must be accompanied on official supporter travel, and alcohol is strictly prohibited by law.

How To Get There

Below is the information from the official Crawley Town Club website on how to arrive at the stadium.

Arriving by car

Exit the M23 at the Pease Pottage, junction 11. Take the third exit (see brown sign for Stadium) and the ground is on your left at the bottom of Brighton Road, approx 2 mins from the M23 junction. 

Arriving by train

Crawley Train Station is the closest station to the Broadfield Stadium.

There is a taxi rank outside Crawley station, some of which are wheelchair accessible, you will be charged by the mile.

PLUSBUS: You can add the bus travel to your rail ticket for less than the price of paying on the bus. Just ask to add Plusbus when buying you rail ticket to Crawley, Three Bridges or Gatwick. You can find out more about Plusbus by clicking here[2]

Buses from Crawley Rail Station: Cross the road outside the station to Crawley Bus Station. Go to Stop A and catch Fastway 10 to the Stadium.

Arriving by bus

The Stadium is easily accessible by bus from all over Crawley and many parts of Sussex and Surrey. Buses stop right outside the entrance to the car park.

Fastway 10 serves the Stadium every seven minutes and drops you right outside. There are 12 buses an hour which go past the Stadium so you will never have to wait long for a service. You can download a timetable here[3].

Parking

There is no provision for away supporters to park at the Broadfield Stadium, with all parking reserved for Crawley season ticket and season pass holders.

There are free parking options close to the stadium. As you come towards the stadium off the A23 look out for Broadfield Park on your left.

There is free parking here in the William Reed Car Park. Look out for this sign just after the pedestrian crossing. This car park closes an hour after full time.

Alternatively, there are options closer to the centre of Crawley, however these are a considerable walk from the ground.

For more information, follow this link[4] to view alternative options provided by Crawley Borough Council. 

Accessible Parking

There are three disabled bays for away fans, sold on a first-come first-served basis.

To enquire about availability, email [email protected][5].

Bag Searching and Stadium Entry

Upon entry to the Broadfield Stadium, all bags will be searched with no bags larger than A4 size being permitted.

Bags are restricted at one per person, and they must not exceed A4 size (297mm height, 210mm width, 210mm depth).

Supporters who have purchased general admission tickets, will be situated in the KR-L Stand. All supporters situated in the stand should enter via turnstiles 1-4 in the away end.

Additionally, supporters who have purchased accessible tickets will be situated in the East Stand.

Supporter Conduct

Wrexham AFC wishes to remind supporters of the potential safety implications and consequences that may occur as a result of pitch incursions and other illegal and unacceptable behaviour.

As previously communicated, supporters who encroach on the pitch risk facing a Football Banning Order as well as a criminal conviction, while the Club itself could also face a fine for these actions.

There may also be other implications for the Club, including restrictions on future away ticket allocations. This is due to potential safety measures the home Club are required to put in place which impacts on the availability of seating.

The Club understands the emotion and passion that comes with attending the match as a fan but must reiterate that the safety of players, managers and supporters on both sides remains our priority.

The vast majority of fans have – and continue to – support the Club in an appropriate manner and are a credit to Wrexham AFC, but we will seek the strongest possible punishment for those who enter the field of play or engage in any other unacceptable behaviour.

As in line with the FA initiative, Wrexham AFC fully support the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ program.

Wrexham AFC support the new measures that have been implemented to both improve participant and fan behaviour across the board.

Wrexham AFC operates a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind, and supporters are encouraged to come forward and report any incidents it to the nearest steward, the Club, or Kick it Out.

For further details on the campaign and the new policies in place to combat hate crime, 

References

  1. ^ click here. (www.wrexhamafc.co.uk)
  2. ^ here (www.plusbus.info)
  3. ^ here (www.metrobus.co.uk)
  4. ^ this link (crawley.gov.uk)
  5. ^ [email protected] (www.wrexhamafc.co.uk)
  6. ^

Sussex M23, A23 and A27 closures September 29 to October 1

These will mainly be on the A27 in the early hours of the morning for maintenance work.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas, it's best to take note of different diversions in place.

Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1.

The Argus: There are a few closures on the A27 over the weekendThere are a few closures on the A27 over the weekend (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Friday, September 29

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23[1] on this day.

A23

The A23[2] northbound Bolney Road to Nursey Lane roundabout will have a carriageway closure from 8pm to 6am for surface works.

A27

On the A27[3] westbound way, there will be a carriageway closure between Offington roundabout to Busticle Lane from 8pm to 6am for traffic signal works.

Meanwhile, on the eastbound way from Busticle Lane to Grove Lodge roundabout there will be a carriageway closure for the same works at the same time.

Finally, on the northbound way from Lewes Road to Cophall Farm roundabout, there will be yet another carriageway closure from 8pm to 6am, this time for surface works.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Saturday, September 30

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23[4] on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

The Argus: The M23 has no closures scheduled over the weekendThe M23 has no closures scheduled over the weekend (Image: PA)

A27

On the A27[5] eastbound way, the Adur to Holmbush slip road will be closed for surface works from 8pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Sunday, October 1

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23 on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

A27

On the A27 eastbound way, the Adur to Holmbush slip road will be closed for surface works from 8pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday.

References

  1. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ The A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  4. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  5. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)

TfL this weekend September 29 to October 1: Underground …

Transport for London (TfL) has asked customers to check before they travel this weekend

Transport for London (TfL) has asked customers to check before they travel this weekend

Londoners travelling into the capital this weekend could be faced with disruption due to closures on TfL services.

Transport for London (TfL) has asked Londoners to check before they travel this weekend.

To get the most latest updates on the Underground, DLR and Overground you can use the TfL app or website.

Here is the full list of planned TfL service changes this weekend, September 29 to October 1.

London Underground

Piccadilly line

Saturday September 30

No Friday Night Tube service between Hammersmith and Heathrow from 0.45am until 4.30am.

Use Night Bus routes or 24-hour bus routes. A rail replacement bus service will run every 20 minutes.

Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1

No service between Acton Town and Heathrow, including Saturday Night Tube

Use alternative Tube and rail services, or local or rail replacement bus routes. Customers travelling between central London and Heathrow should use Elizabeth line services to/from Paddington.

A rail replacement bus service will run every 10 minutes during the day between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminal 5, and direct between Hammersmith Bus Station and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3.

Night Tube customers should use Night Bus routes or 24-hour bus routes. A rail replacement bus service will run every 20 minutes.

London Overground

Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1

No service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction from 7.30pm on Saturday until 12.30pm on Sunday

Use alternative rail services or local bus routes. Southern Railway services will only run between Clapham Junction and Shepherd’s Bush. This is due to Network Rail works.

Sunday October 1

No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction

A rail replacement bus service will run every 30 minutes. This is due to Network Rail works.

No service between Sydenham and West Croydon until 8am.

Use local bus or tram routes. The first through train from Highbury & Islington will be at 7.49am, and from West Croydon to Highbury & Islington at 8.18am. This is due to Network Rail works.

Story continues

Sunday 1 to Thursday October 5

No service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 10.45pm each night

Use alternative Tube services or the rail replacement bus service, which will run every 20 minutes on Sunday after 10.45pm, and every 15 minutes from Monday to Thursday after 10.45pm each night. This is due to Network Rail works.

Buses and roads

Friday September 29

Blackwall Tunnel

The Black Magic Taxi Tour will be taking place from 7am until 8.30am, where taxis will be travelling through the Blackwall Tunnel. Increased traffic is expected.

The O2, North Greenwich

The O2 will be hosting New Order in concert from 6pm until 11.30pm. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

Central London area

The Maggie’s London Night Hike will be taking place in the central London area from 7pm on Friday until 4am the following morning. Large crowds are expected.

Saturday September 30

Swain’s Lane, Highgate

The Urban Hill Climb will be taking place from 7am until 8pm on Swain’s Lane. Road closures and diversions will be in place for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

A202, Harleyford Street

From 7am until 11pm on Saturday September 30, Harleyford Street will be closed in both directions for a crane operation at the junction of A3 Kennington Park Road.

Central London area

The Walk for humanity London charity walk will be taking place from 10.30am until 5pm, starting and finishing in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Large crowds are expected.

A demonstration will be taking place at Europe House from 11am until 4.30pm. Large crowds are expected.

Trafalgar Square

Demonstrations will be taking place between 1pm and 6pm in Trafalgar Square. Large crowds are expected.

The O2, North Greenwich

A R Rahman will be in concert at the O2 from 6pm until 11.30pm. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

From Saturday September 30 until Sunday October 1

A40, St Giles High Street

From 8am on Saturday September 30 until 6pm on Sunday October 1, St Giles High Street will be closed in both directions at the junction of A401 Shaftesbury Avenue for resurfacing works.

Southbound Blackwall Tunnel weekend closures

Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic, through to the junction with Blackwall Lane on the following dates:

From 0.01am on Saturday September 30 until 5am on Monday October 2.

From 0.01am on Saturday October 7 until 5am on Monday October 9.

The tunnel will remain open to northbound traffic. To travel southbound, plan ahead, check before you travel, use alternative river crossings and allow more time for your journey. To help you cross the river, the Woolwich Ferry will operate every 15-20 minutes between 7am and 6pm this weekend.

From 10pm on Friday September 29 until approximately midnight on Sunday October 1, and from 10pm on Friday October 6 until approximately midnight on Sunday October 8, bus route 108 will not cross the river and instead will operate as two services, starting/terminating at Canning Town and North Greenwich. Use the Jubilee line to cross the river.

From approximately midnight on Sundays 1 and October 8, northbound buses will return to their normal route. Southbound buses will be diverted via Tower Bridge until the tunnel is reopened to southbound traffic on Mondays 2 and October 9.

Overnight closures may also be required between Monday 2 and Friday October 6 between 11pm and 5am the next day. If these closures take place, southbound buses will be diverted via Tower Bridge from 10pm until the tunnel is reopened to southbound traffic the following morning.

A501, Old Street Junction

From Saturday September 30 to Monday October 2, there will be a northbound lane closure on City Road and a westbound lane closure on Old Street.

From Saturday September 30 until Sunday October 29

A40, New Bridge Street (City of London)

From 0.01am on Saturday September 30 until 11.59pm on Sunday October 29, New Bridge Street will be closed southbound for a crane operation at the junction of Queen Victoria Street.

Sunday October 1

Tower Bridge

Filming will be taking place from 6am until 9am on Tower Bridge. There will be traffic holds in place for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

Trafalgar Square

The Japan Matsuri event will be taking place from 10am until 8pm in Trafalgar Square. Large crowds are expected.

Central London area

The Palace to Palace bike ride will be taking place from 6.30am until 1pm, starting at The Mall and finishing at Windsor Castle. Large crowds are expected.

A demonstration will be taking place from 10am until 5pm, starting in Downing Street and ending in Pall Mall Street. Large crowds are expected.

A demonstration will be taking place from 11am until 2pm, starting in Richmond Terrace and ending in Trafalgar Square. Large crowds are expected.

A demonstration will be taking place from 2.45pm until 5.30pm, starting in Trafalgar Square and ending in Portland Place. Large crowds are expected.

Wembley Stadium

The Falcons will face the Jaguars in an American football match at Wembley Stadium from 2pm until 8pm. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

A1, Holloway Road

Until Monday October 2, Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between A103 Hornsey Road and Hornsey Street for carriageway maintenance and a kerb installation.

A5, Edgware Road

Until 6pm on Saturday October 7, lanes two and three on Edgware Road (northbound) will be closed at the junction of A4205 Praed Street for Thames Water works.

A23/A232, Epsom Road

Until 5am on Tuesday October 10, Epsom Road will be closed in both directions between Purley Way and Duppas Hill Road for carriageway maintenance and works.

A501/A4201, Marylebone Road and Park Square West

Until 7pm on Sunday November 5, Marylebone Road will be closed eastbound (lanes one and two of four) between its junction with Park Square West for Thames Water works.

A316 Manor Circus, Richmond

Until Spring 2024, there will be a series of lane closures and traffic management affecting each arm of the A316 Manor Circus roundabout. This is while we carry out essential maintenance works. To reduce disruption, works will take place on each arm separately with the most impactful works expected to be completed by December 2023.

Bus route R68 will not run its entire route during these works, use the R70 for stops between Richmond Manor Circus and Kew Retail Park. To plan your journey visit Journey Planner or download the TfL Go app.

‘Brighton still aims to be carbon neutral by 2030’

The motor and manufacturing industry are investing heavily in electric vehicles to support decarbonisation of the UK’s road transport. But they know that in order for people to want to buy EVs they need government backing. This includes public investment in EV infrastructure, incentives for consumers and a clear and consistent message on the path to net zero.

The Prime Minister says that it should be the consumer that makes the choice about when to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles. But politics[1] is about leadership, not tickling the tummies of climate change deniers.

Labour’s shadow environment secretary Steve Reed has committed that a future Labour government will reinstate the original 2030 deadline for a ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles. Labour has also committed to making Britain a clean energy superpower, setting out our ambition for the country and plan to accelerate to net zero.

In Brighton[2] and Hove we are committed to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030. We recognise that transport decarbonisation is key to achieving this, so I want to update residents on how we are approaching that and what we have done since taking over the administration in May.

Despite the government’s announcement we are committed to further expanding are electric vehicle charging network. The council has already installed more than 350 electric vehicle charge points on the city’s streets, along with three rapid charge hubs for taxis. All the charge points are experiencing an increase in use year on year and Brighton is now one of the top five cities in the UK for electric vehicle infrastructure.

Through our Bus Service Improvement Plan we are also working to deliver better bus services and improve roads to enhance bus routes and make public transport more accessible for both residents and visitors.

The hallmark of the last Green administration was rushed and ill-considered active travel schemes. Some would have made it harder for residents to travel around their neighbourhoods and many negatively affected access for our disabled residents and others with access needs.

That’s why, when we were elected, we paused transport schemes while we took time to review their design and impact and ensure high quality active travel schemes are being pursued that don’t have inadvertent or counterproductive outcomes. This was the right thing to do given the mess we inherited from the Greens.

However, we will move forward with redesigned and well thought-through schemes as soon as we possibly can. This is important not only to achieving carbon neutrality but also to improving our city’s air quality. From our improved air quality monitoring data network, we know that air quality data is going in the wrong direction in many parts of our city and has been for the last three years or so, including through the entirety of the Green administration.

So we are clear that our approach will be evidence-led and consider the impact of transport schemes on the whole community.

I am pleased to say that following review, we are now in a position to move forward with phase one of the A23 active travel scheme. The improvements to the A23[3] will make it easier and safer and a more attractive environment for people to walk, cycle and wheel through this busy part of the city. Providing an improved, segregated cycle lane will make it safer and clearer for buses and cars. The scheme is set to be approved by the transport and sustainability committee next week.

The same committee will be asked to completely stop the Hanover and Tarner Low Traffic Neighbourhood. We have reviewed the responses from the public consultation on the LTN proposal and the scheme was thoroughly rejected. What has become clear is there are much-needed safety improvements that would benefit the community, including safer crossings and junctions.

We are also starting consultation on three new School Streets schemes this autumn and within the next few weeks, will be welcoming more bikes to the Beryl BTN Bike scheme, bringing a total of 780, including 468 e-bikes and 312 pedal bikes, for residents and visitors to use to get about the city.

References

  1. ^ politics (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ Brighton (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ improvements to the A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)

M23, A23 and A27 closures in Sussex from September 22 to 24

These will mainly be on the A27 in the early hours of the morning for maintenance work.

If you are set to be travelling along these areas, it's best to take note of different diversions in place.

Here’s a list of all of the closures from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24.

The Argus: There are a few closures on the A27 over the weekendThere are a few closures on the A27 over the weekend (Image: PA)

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Friday, September 22

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23 on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23[1] on this day.

A27

On the A27[2] westbound way there will be a carriageway closure from Offington roundabout to Busticle lane.

This will take place from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Saturday and is for traffic signals works.

Additionally, on the eastbound way from Busticle Lane to Grove Lodge roundabout there will also be a carriageway closure for the same works from the same time.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Saturday, September 23

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23[3] on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

The Argus: The M23 has no closures scheduled over the weekendThe M23 has no closures scheduled over the weekend (Image: PA)

A27

On the A27[4] eastbound way the Adur to Holmbush slip road will be closed for surface works from 8pm on Saturday to 6am on Sunday.

M23, A23 and A27 road closures for Sunday, September 24

M23

There are no closures scheduled for the M23 on this day.

A23

There are no closures listed for the A23 on this day.

A27

On the A27 eastbound way the Adur to Holmbush slip road will be closed for surface works from 8pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday.

References

  1. ^ the A23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  2. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  3. ^ the M23 (www.theargus.co.uk)
  4. ^ the A27 (www.theargus.co.uk)

TfL this weekend September 22 to 24: Overground, Elizabeth line …

TfL is asking customers to check before they travel this weekend

TfL is asking customers to check before they travel this weekend

Londoners travelling into the capital this weekend could be faced with disruption due to closures on TfL services.

Transport for London (TfL) has asked Londoners to check before they travel this weekend.

To get the most latest updates on the Underground, DLR and Overground you can use the TfL app or website.

An Elizabeth line sign. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Getty Images)

An Elizabeth line sign. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Getty Images)

An Elizabeth line sign. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Getty Images)

Here is the full list of planned TfL service changes this weekend, September 22-24.

London Overground

Saturday 23 and Sunday September 24

No service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon

Use local bus routes. Southern Railway replacement buses will run but will not call at Penge West. Alight at Anerley for this station. This is due to Network Rail works.

Sunday September 24

No service between Camden Road and Stratford

For Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, use bus route 274 to/from Camden Road or walk to/from Highbury & Islington. A rail replacement bus service will run every 15 minutes. This is due to Network Rail works.

No service between Woodgrange Park and Barking Riverside

For Barking, use the District line. Use local bus route EL1 between Barking and Barking Riverside. A rail replacement bus service will run every 20 minutes after 12.30 pm between Woodgrange Park and Barking. This is due to Network Rail works.

No service between South Tottenham and Woodgrange Park until 12.30 pm

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes, including the Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, the District line to/from Barking and bus route EL1 between Barking and Barking Riverside.

A rail replacement bus service will run every 20 minutes between Walthamstow Central (for Walthamstow Queen’s Road) and Barking until 12.30pm. This is due to Network Rail works.​​​​​​​

No service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction, including Saturday Night Overground service

Use local bus route 30 or the rail replacement bus service. Night Overground customers should use Night Bus routes or 24-hour bus routes. This is due to Network Rail works.​​​​​​​

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No service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction until 9.30am

Use local bus routes. This is due to Network Rail works.​​​​​​​

No service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction until 9.30am

Use local bus routes. This is due to Network Rail works.​​​​​​​

Elizabeth line

Saturday September 23

The last train from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Paddington (at 0.07am) will not run

Sunday September 24

No service between Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 7.45am.

Until 5.30am, customers travelling between central London and Heathrow should use the Piccadilly line.

Customers travelling between central London and Heathrow between 5.30am and 8am, should use the Central line to Ealing Broadway to connect with Elizabeth line services. This is due to HS2 works.

London Trams

Thursday 21 and Friday September 22

No service between Reeves Corner and East Croydon (via West Croydon), and between East Croydon and Wandle Park (via Church Street) after 9pm each night

Use local bus routes.

Saturday September 23

No service between Reeves Corner and Beckenham Junction/Elmers End, and between West Croydon and New Addington after 9pm.

Use local bus routes.

Sunday 24 to Tuesday September 26

No service between Reeves Corner and East Croydon (via West Croydon), and between East Croydon and Wandle Park (via Church Street) after 9pm each night.

Buses and Roads

Friday September 22

Central London area

The event build for the Vitality Westminster Mile will be taking place in St James’s Park and Green Park from 6am until 11.59pm. All park roads will be closed. Large crowds are expected.

The Christ’s Hospital St. Matthew’s Day Parade will be taking place from 10.30am until 1pm, starting in Holborn and ending in Guildhall. Large crowds are expected.

Saturday September 23

Central London area

The Vitality Westminster Mile will be taking place from 8am until 5pm in the Westminster area. There will be extensive road closures in the area for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

A demonstration march will be taking place in central London from 12pm until 7pm, starting from Hyde Park Corner and ending in Parliament Square. Road closures will be in place and local bus routes may terminate early or be on diversion. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

Hyde Park

A demonstration will be taking place in Hyde Park from 1pm until 5pm. Large crowds are expected.

Trafalgar Square

A demonstration will be taking place between 1.30pm and 4.30pm in Trafalgar Square. Large crowds are expected.

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace will be hosting While She Sleeps in concert from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

Saturday 23 and Sunday September 24

Central London/Battersea Park

The Shine Night Walk will be taking place from 4.30pm on Saturday until 9am on Sunday morning, starting and finishing at Battersea Park, with a route through the City and Islington. Large crowds are expected.

Sunday September 24

Southwark Bridge

The Sheep Drive will be taking place from 5.30am until 7pm on Queen Street, Queen Street Place and Southwark Bridge. Large crowds are expected.

Ealing area

The Ealing Half Marathon will be taking place in the Ealing area from 7am until 1pm. There will be road closures in the area for the event. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

West Hampstead area

Car Free Day will be taking place in West Hampstead from 7am until 9pm. Large crowds are expected.

Central London area

The Vitality London 10000 will be taking place in central London from 8am until 5pm, from The Mall to the City, finishing in Spur Road. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

The Diabetes UK Bridges Walk will be taking place from 9am until 6pm, starting in Battersea Park and ending in Potters Field. Large crowds are expected.

Chiswick area

The Chiswick House Dog Show will be taking place in Chiswick House and Gardens from 11am until 4.15pm. Large crowds are expected.

Marble Arch

A demonstration will be taking place from 11.30am until 2.30pm in Marble Arch. Large crowds are expected.

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace will be hosting Cavetown in concert from 3pm until 10.30pm. Large crowds and increased traffic are expected.

Until Sunday November 5

A501/A4201, Marylebone Road and Park Square West

Until 7pm on Sunday November 5, Marylebone Road will be closed eastbound (lanes one and two of four) between its junction with Park Square West for Thames Water works.

Until Tuesday October 10

A23/A232, Epsom Road

Until 5am on Tuesday October 10, Epsom Road is closed in both directions between Purley Way and Duppas Hill Road for carriageway maintenance and works.

Until Spring 2024

A316 Manor Circus, Richmond

Until Spring 2024, there will be a series of lane closures and traffic management affecting each arm of the A316 Manor Circus roundabout. This is while TfL carries out essential maintenance works. To reduce disruption, works will take place on each arm separately with the most impactful works expected to be completed by December 2023.

Bus route R68 will not run its entire route during these works, use the R70 for stops between Richmond Manor Circus and Kew Retail Park. To plan your journey visit Journey Planner or download the TfL Go app.

Train warning on final day of Eastbourne Airshow; road closed after …

Here is your travel update for Sussex on Sunday, August 20.

A crash has reportedly forced the closure of Wheatsheaf Road, affecting traffic both ways from Crouch Hill to Wineham Lane.

Sussex traffic news. Photo: National World / stock imageSussex traffic news. Photo: National World / stock image Sussex traffic news. Photo: National World / stock image

According to traffic sources, there are delays on the A23 southbound between Pyecombe and Patcham after the minor incident near the A27[1] intersection.

Meanwhile, there is slow and queueing traffic on A27 Pevensey Bypass – reportedly due to swans on the carriageway, with motorists advised to approach with caution.

On the A27, eastbound, there is reportedly queuing traffic towards the Southerham roundabout in Lewes.

Southern Rail said trains to and from Eastbourne ‘are expected to be busy’ on the final day of the Eastbourne International Airshow.

"There will be a queueing system at the station to allow everyone to get home safely,” a spokesperson for Southern said.

References

  1. ^ A27 (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)

A23 vehicle fire: Partial road closure as firefighters work at scene in …

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called at 5.25pm today to a ‘vehicular fire on the A23’ between Bolney and Warninglid. (National World / stock image)

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called at 5.25pm today to a ‘vehicular fire on the A23’ between Bolney and Warninglid. (National World / stock image)

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called at 5.25pm today to a ‘vehicular fire on the A23’ between Bolney and Warninglid.

“Joint Fire Control mobilised fire engines from Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath,” a fire service spokesperson said. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using the main pumps.

“The fire has been extinguished and crews remains on scene to assist.”

According to AA Travel reports, the road remained partially blocked as of 7pm. Slow traffic has been reported, northbound from Broxmead Lane to the B2115.

Have you read?: Crawley house fire: Multiple crews respond to incident with police officers[1]

Crawley recycling centre reopens after fire[2]

Boy 'jumped into the water' to escape police; Coastguard helicopter called-out[3]

References

  1. ^ Crawley house fire: Multiple crews respond to incident with police officers (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  2. ^ Crawley recycling centre reopens after fire (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)
  3. ^ Boy 'jumped into the water' to escape police; Coastguard helicopter called-out (www.sussexexpress.co.uk)