Chinese dispose hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant heaps

It was hoped bike-hire schemes would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users merely want to ride and dump It has been billed as a hi-tech bike-sharing boom that entrepreneurs hope will construct them rich while simultaneously transforming Chinas traffic-clogged cities. But, occasionally, dreamings can turn sour. In the southern Chinese city of […]

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Labour MP to swap Commons for City hall

Image copyright PA Labour MP Heidi Alexander is discontinuing Parliament to work for London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The Lewisham East MP will become the new deputy mayor for transport. It entails there will be a by-election in her South London seat, where Labour won by more than 20,000 elections in last year’s general election. Announcing […]

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Females could cycle the Tour de France route, so why give them La Course?

Annemiek Van Vleuten was a worthy winner of the two-day race but women cyclists deserve more than a shortened mountain stage and a novelty pursuit Anyone who watched Annemiek van Vleutens sickening, bone-crunching crash as she was heading for gold in the womens road race at the Olympics last summer will have been roaring her […]

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Doc& Darryl: Judd Apatow checks in with the Mets heroes who fell to earth

In his first documentary, Judd Apatow takes as his subject the baseball players who became kings of New York, before medications and alcohol got the better of them Take two major male stars, surround them with wild and colorful bros, throw in some obstacles and plenty of crazy high jinks and, voil , you have […]

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Cyclist Charlie Alliston jailed for 18 months over death of pedestrian

Alliston incarcerated over death of Kim Briggs, who sustained catastrophic head injuries in east London collision last year A former cycle messenger who knocked over and killed a woman in east London while cycling on a motorcycle without front brakes has been to imprisonment for 18 months. Charlie Alliston, 20, was told by the magistrate […]

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