Driverless car trials set for 2015

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced a trial of driverless cars

8:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Driverless cars are set to take to the road in the UK from January 2015, the Government has announced.

Bolt Games comment claim 'rubbish'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Sir Chris Hoy and Usain Bolt at the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow

1:35am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Usain Bolt today described claims that he said the Glasgow 2014 Games were "a bit sh**" as "nonsense".

Hammond demands Gaza ceasefire

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A Palestinian man rests after receiving treatment for injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a UN school in the Jebaliya refugee camp (AP)

10:46am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after what is believed to have been the deadliest day of the conflict on Tuesday, when 128 Palestinians died.

Reckless bankers face bonus losses

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Reckless bankers could have bonuses clawed back under a new Bank of England policy

8:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Bank of England today confirmed plans for a tough new regime for reckless bankers allowing bonuses to be clawed back seven years after they are awarded.

Electricity bills 'set for £12 cut'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Energy watchdog Ofgem said the move followed around two billion pounds of savings in the sector

7:53am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Bills are to be reduced by £12 a year on average after new price controls were agreed by five of the six companies that run Britain's electricity network.

Virus 'a new and emerging threat'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Health professionals have been warned to be vigilant for signs of the deadly ebola virus (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/PA)

7:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Health officials in the UK have been ordered to be on the look out for the deadly Ebola virus as the Government's emergencies committee will meet to discuss the "serious threat" emerging from the largest ever outbreak of the disease.

EU 'must absorb sanctions impact'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the European Union must be prepared for any impact as a result of sanctions levelled on Russia

1:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

European countries must be prepared to absorb the impact of economic sanctions on Russia in order to encourage president Vladimir Putin's regime to behave "properly" in Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Anger over date site 'experiments'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A dating website has sparked anger for providing people with bad matches as an 'experiment'

6:02am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A dating website has admitted "experimenting" on unsuspecting love-seekers by setting them up with "bad matches" to test its technology.

Massive medics should slim says NHS

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Overweight doctors and nurses are being encouraged to lose weight and set an example to patients

6:02am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Junk food could be off the menu in hospital canteens as o verweight doctors and nurses are encouraged to slim down to set a good example to patients.

Baby Alfie's killer to be sentenced

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Alfie Sullock, who was killed by his mother's boyfriend Michael Pearce

2:57am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Baby killer Michael Pearce will learn today how long he will spend behind bars when he is sentenced for causing the death of his girlfriend's six-week-old baby.


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