EU engine ban splits Germany’s coalition – POLITICO

BERLIN-EU blueprints to end the sale of new combustion engine cars by 2035 are tearing apart Germany’s ruling three-party coalition. The stakes are enormous as the European Commission’s proposal to mandate zero emissions for cars by 2035 will bring about a revolution in Germany’s largest and most powerful industry. The issue was dealt with in … Read more

Ice cream wars break out in New Forest as High Street shop owners accuse van of stealing business

A ‘cold war’ has erupted between warring ice cream vendors in one of Britain’s most famous beauty spots. A new ice cream van at a popular landmark in the New Forest has received an icy reception from shops on the nearby high street who say the newcomer is stealing their business. Independent ice cream parlors … Read more

Fashion brands pause use of sustainability index tool over greenwashing claims | fashion industry

An alliance of major fashion brands has announced that it is pausing its use of a tool to measure garments’ sustainability after critics described it as greenwashing. Until this week, shoppers could go on to H&M’s website and check the environmental impact of 655 of its garments, as rated by the Higg Materials Sustainability Index … Read more

EY fined $100m after employees cheated on ethics exams

EY has been hit with a record $100m (£81.6m) fine after dozens of its employees cheated on an ethics exam. The Big Four accountant received the penalty after it admitted that nearly 50 of its auditors cheated on the ethics portion of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Bosses at the firm then misled US … Read more

US shares fall after soft consumer confidence survey

US shares gave up earlier gains on Tuesday as a consumer confidence survey showed the Federal Reserve’s tough rhetoric on inflation has not alleviated Americans’ concerns over rising costs. Wall Street’s S&P 500 fell 1.1 per cent, giving up previous gains after a weaker than expected consumer confidence survey raised concerns about US demand. The … Read more

Furious dad vows action after his Hyundai suddenly bursts into flames in Victoria a

A furious man has vowed to take action against Hyundai after his car burst into flames on a quiet country road. Sumit Chugh, from Victoria, revealed how his brother-in-law was driving his Hyundai Tucson Active X near Lakes Entrance in eastern Victoria in October last year when he noticed smoke coming from its engine. The … Read more

Drivers flock to Tesco forecourt that is selling petrol for 168.9pa liter – 20p cheaper than rivals

There were queues of drivers at a Tesco petrol station at Ely in Cambridgeshire today after its price of petrol dropped to 168.9p – significantly below the national average. Motorists rushed to fill up at the forecourt after word spread that the fuel price had been drastically reduced by at least 20p below the national … Read more

Jet2 passenger blasts airline after £4.30 chicken and bacon roll arrived with barely ANYTHING inside

Jet2 passenger blasts airline after her £4.30 chicken and bacon roll arrived with barely ANYTHING inside Tegan Insley says the airline ‘did her dirty’ after ordering a delicious looking roll She paid £4.30 for a bread roll she thought would be full of chicken and bacon Instead she got one with no meat and just … Read more