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VW scandal widens to CO2 emissions

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 4, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images VW says it has found “irregularities” in carbon dioxide emissions levels, which could affect around 800,000 cars in Europe. The firm said the problem, which it came across while investigating diesel emissions, could cost about €2bn (£1.4bn). Brands including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat could be affected, a VW spokesman told [...]

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Online activity stored under new law

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 4, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright PA Internet firms will have to store details of people’s online activity for 12 months under a new surveillance law. The requirement is included in the government’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, to be published later. The government is promising strict safeguards, including a ban on councils accessing people’s internet records and a new [...]

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Hunt pay offer in junior doctor row

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 4, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AP Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%. But he wants to curb other elements including guaranteed pay rises. The British Medical Association said it had not seen the proposals. It is preparing to send ballot [...]

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