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What do you think of plans to ban new diesel and petrol vehicles?

The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040.

The government announced the deadline as part of £3 billion plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution that include scrappage schemes and potential "clean air zones" that could see charges for heavy polluting vehicles.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the government wanted to help the car industry "do the right thing".

We asked what you thought of the change.


Local train operators consider plans to axe First Class

Greater Anglia say they're going to look into the proposals. Credit: PA

Local rail operators are considering proposals by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, to abolish First Class seats on commuter routes into London.

Greater Anglia say passenger groups have also raised the issue and they'll give it full consideration when finalising design plans for new trains from 2019.

London Midland meanwhile still await the outcome of their franchise renewal process.

The consultation process for the introduction of new trains across the Greater Anglia network has just finished.

This issue has been raised amongst some passenger groups so will be given our full consideration when finalising the design plans for the new trains due to arrive from 2019.

– Greater Anglia spokesperson


Ballot over possible strike action on Greater Anglia lines

Greater Anglia rail guards are to be balloted on possible strike action.

The ballot is over the role of guards on the network. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The RMT rail union says it is over the potential introduction of driver-only operated doors on trains.

The dispute mirrors a similar one on the Southern Rail network over the last year.

The union say the train service have failed to guarantee the future role of guards on the service.

RMT will not sit back and wait for the company any longer and we have no option but to begin preparations for a ballot in order to protect safety and access on Greater Anglia services.

The union remains available for further talks around the crucial issue of the guard guarantee.

– RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary
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