Forth Bridge Open for Xmas
Just three weeks following its closure on November 30th, the Forth Road Bridge has been re-opened to all regular traffic with the exception of HGVs. This should greatly reduce congestion on the Clackmannan and Kincardine Bridges and ease problems for Scotland's haulage industry and which has allegedly been losing around £700,000 per day during the bridge closure.
New Car Sales 2015
Given the serious nature of the scandals concerning the Volkswagen Group and where car emission figures were falisfied on a huge scale; it's not surprising to report that other car brands of the same group and often sharing common components have become tainted with similar assumptions. At best, the Audi brand suffered least while Seat was worst. On average, sales for the group were down 25% despite widespread knowledge of the fraud. It suggests that many new car owners may not actually care about the environmental issues that they may be contributing towards. Having said that, the market shares for Citroen and Vauxhall were 28% down and despite an otherwise healthy and expanded market.