Pollution levels cut motorway speed limit to 60mph
Motorway speed limits are being cut to 60mph in an attempt to lower dangerous levels of air pollution. Highways England has given sections of the M1, M6 and M5 the limits in recent months to reduce illegally high nitrogen dioxide emissions. Environment Editor Emma Gatten reports that Highways England will keep the change in place for the “foreseeable future” until pollution comes down to well below legal limits.
Senior royals given little notice of Harry’s memoir
The end of lockdown: What Front Page readers think
We asked Front Page readers to let us know what you will be doing differently after Covid restrictions ended in England and what you are thankful for. This week, we will share some of your contributions:
“I have ceased mask-wearing, forgotten social distancing and will mix freely in any venue. I want my life back, including sitting at the pub bar.” Brian Foulkes, 73, Gorleston, Norfolk
Inside Blair years | The Millennium Dome was nearly scrapped by Tony Blair and the site converted into a memorial to Princess Diana, it has emerged in files released from the National Archives. The idea was to replace plans for the Dome with a “Princess Diana Centre covering the whole site”. Read how it included a ballet school and children’s hospital.
Around the world: Extreme weather emergencies rage
Markets slide | Blue-chip shares suffered their worst day in months and markets tumbled around the world amid growing fears that a surge in cases of the delta variant could stifle the global recovery. The benchmark FTSE 100 shed 2.3pc and markets across Europe ended deep in the red.
Exclusive | The ECB has found itself in a gender pay row a day before the start of the Hundred, after being accused by female players of failing to respond to requests for support for part-time players who are unable to work in their regular jobs. Commentators will also be told to tone down “dressing room speak” as broadcasters adapt to a new audience.
Griddled chicken thighs with radishes and noodles | A palm-sugar, ginger and lemon-grass marinade and a hot chilli dressing transform chicken thighs into an incredible meal. View the recipe and try our Cookbook newsletter.