This Week in the News| 02/12/18

Tesco are installing electric car chargers in their Extra and Superstore carparks, the Spanish capital are implementing an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles, and, Instagram have introduced a new feature called 'Close Friends'.

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Thousands of electric car chargers will be installed across Tesco’s largest Extra and Superstore car parks all around the UK. It is said to benefit 600 outlets and create 2,400 EV bays, which is a 14% rise in the number of such spots.  Fast 7kW chargers will be free of charge, however, drivers will have to pay for rapid chargers. By 2020, both chargers will be installed at the sites by Pod Point, which is “the UK’s biggest independent operator of rapid chargers.”  

railcard for all 4.5 British millennials will be available for on sale on January 2. Last month, the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)  said that people aged 26-30 would be able to purchase the discount cards before the end of the year,  however, because of the annual fare increase, it has to be postponed till January. The cards cost £30 and will save you a third off the price of most fares.  

The Spanish capital has implemented an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles. The restriction is imposed on private cars, which will no longer be allowed in the city centre. The 472-hectare low-emission zone right in the centre of Madrid, which can be accessed by public buses, taxis, and residents only. “Petrol vehicles manufactured before 2000 and diesel ones registered prior to 2006 are banned from the area or will face a £80 fine.” 

“Climate of fear” in the farming industry took place after AgriScot farm inspections. A leading Scottish farmer, Martin Kennedy said: “it had reached the stage where farmers were nervous about contacting their Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID) area offices for help in case a call lead to an inspection.”. He claims that the current system was causing health issues for farmers and persuading them not to enter the industry.  

Instagram has recently been updated and its users are now able to post 'stories' to the closest friends. The feature is called Close Friends and it is a customizable list of people that you can choose to share your Instagram Stories with. Instagram says it provides “new flexibility to users wanting to share personal moments to a more selected group of people.” Those people who belong to the list of 'Close Friends' will notice a green ring that appears next to the profile image and indicates that new story is available for them to view.  

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