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Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2018

The ETA has once again been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company for the fifth year in a row. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society.…

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Plastic bottle shower

If you have to buy a plastic bottle of water, the best thing to do with it is re-use it. It’s the reason we love the bottle shower – a rose attachment that simply twists into place on all narrow neck plastic bottles. When the bottle is upturned the device delivers a constant flow without any need for squeezing. A…

A new northern powerhouse of cycling

Manchester this week unveiled plans for Beelines – a cycle network comprising 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated lanes that will represent the largest joined-up network in Britain. The city is benefiting from that rarest of things: Politicians brave enough to be “absolutely unapologetic” that the eventual 1,000-mile cycle network will take space away from cars and could make motor journeys slower in what…

Quicab to replace diesel taxis

Looking like a cross between a recumbent bicycle and a small articulated lorry, the Quicab has the potential to revolutionise inner city taxis services and help tackle London’s poisoned air. The Quicab can chauffeur four passengers at speeds of up to 15 mph thanks to the Velove Armadillo cargo bike ‘tractor unit’. Crucially, it produces no tailpipe emissions. Should the…

Have your say on the future of Britain’s railway

Rail is fundamental to the country’s prosperity. After all, our railway is vital in connecting workers to jobs, businesses to markets, and people to their families and friends. However, layers of regulation built up over 25 years mean there are now over 55 million rail fare options, resulting in understandable confusion for customers. According to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG),…