Although car companies have not broken the law, campaigners said they were misleading customers by claiming their vehicles were greenCredit:Tobias Schwarz REUTERS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Paul Morozzo, Greenpeace Clean Air Campaigner, said: “Carmakers, backed by the industry lobby, are yet again knowingly misleading their customers and the public at large by marketing new Euro 6 diesels as the ‘cleanest in history’.“Their own data shows that more than half of the very newest, top selling, Euro 6 diesel cars pollute far above the latest standards.“They’re still dirty and they’re still putting peoples’ health at risk. It’s time the industry took responsibility and stopped investing in diesel.”The data also showed that some manufacturers had managed to produce diesel cars well below the limit such as Opel/Vauxhall’s 2 litre Grandland-X which recorded overall NOx emissions of no more than 35.5mg/km.Almost all of the strongest performers were fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, which converts nitrogen oxides into nitrogen and water by injecting urea into the exhaust. However experts said most companies would choose to simply ditch diesel in future rather than adopt expensive methods for lowering emissions.Dr James Tate, Associate Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies , at the University of Leeds, said: “It is evident that controlling NOx emissions from diesel cars is challenging and expensive, with only a handful of manufactures of new models currently being found to emit NOx at a lower level.“The result is most manufacturers are already stepping away from manufacturing smaller diesel cars, with Fiat Chrysler declaring they’ll ditch diesel altogether from all its cars by 2022, and all Volvo cars launched from 2019 onwards will be partially or completely battery-powered.”Fiat declined to comment on the investigation. Renault said all but two of its diesel vehicles now fell within the new nitrogen oxide levels, while Opel/Vauxhall said the cars highlighted in the report did not need to meet September levels. Diesel cars marketed as the ‘cleanest in history’ are still belching out more than four times the legal limit of harmful nitrogen oxide, an investigation has found.A study of the newest models of the greenest Euro 6 diesel cars on sale across Europe by Greenpeace investigators found half of cars recently approved for sale would not be allowed on the market if tested today.Although car manufacturers were ordered to clean up their emissions following the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ scandal in 2015, limits for nitrogen oxide did not come in until September last year.When campaigners tested cars between April 2016 and September 2017 they found half emitted nitrogen oxide gas above the new legal limit of 168mg/km NOx.The worst results were for the 1.6 litre Fiat Tipo, which recorded overall emissions of 561mg/km – 3.3 times the current legal limit – and 753mg/km in urban driving – 4.5 times the limit.Other cars with poor results for emissions include the Renault Scenic Energy dCi 95 which was 2.4 times over the limit and Opel/Vauxhall’s 1.6l Crossland-X at 2.3 times the limit.And because they were tested before the new limit came into effect, manufactures are able to label their cars as Euro6 – the greenest category.
At this important meeting with the devolved administrations today, I will be making clear my commitment to a deal that brings our country together, protects the security and prosperity of all our communities and business sectors, and reinforces our Union of nations. We will discuss the EU negotiations and EU Withdrawal Bill and how the UK Government has tabled an amendment that will ensure the vast majority of powers returning from the EU that cross over with devolved competencies will transfer directly to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. I am determined to secure a settlement that delivers an unprecedented democratic dividend for the people of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, while protecting and preserving the precious Union that is at the heart of our past, present and future success. The First Ministers of Scotland and Wales, along with representatives from the Northern Ireland Civil Service, will come to Downing Street for an update on the negotiations and to discuss recent progress on Clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would see the vast majority of returning devolved powers directly transferred to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. Domestic issues and the importance of Northern Ireland’s continued involvement in the process, in the absence of an Executive, will also be discussed.The Prime Minister will make clear her absolute commitment to devolution, strengthening the Union and delivering legal certainty for businesses and consumers across the UK as we forge a new, deep and special partnership with the EU.She will also confirm the government’s intention for the devolved nations to not only maintain their existing powers once we leave the EU but also gain significant new decision-making abilities, including across issues such as water quality and energy efficiency.The devolved administrations will also be given an update on the latest on the investigation into the incident in Salisbury.Speaking ahead of the meeting, the Prime Minister Theresa May said:
Castle Grove warmly welcomes you to this week’s blog for Donegal Daily where wanted to share an update with you on the Strawberry Festival.On Saturday 1st July, Castle Grove hosted our first Strawberry Festival which was a great success with over 600 people in attendance. Firstly, and most important, we as a family and all the team who work at Castle Grove would like to offer a HUGE thank you to everyone who turned out to support the event and in turn participated in making the event a huge success.The Sweeney family at the Castle Grove Summer Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinWe had prepared to create a brilliant family day out, regardless of the weather and we were not disappointed. From 12.50 when the first car came down the drive until 6pm that evening, the grounds of Castle Grove, the Walled Garden and the House itself was thronged with people enjoying the carnival atmosphere, the music and the activities.Castle Grove Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThe activities included:Access to the walled garden where they met the gardener and discussed the many specimens growing there including the Strawberry Beds, it was fun to show the kids which plants grew what fruit and veg and share tips and knowledge with the gardening aficionados in attendance.Cookery demonstrations… Castle Grove’s head chef received a full house for his cookery demonstrations which were held at 2 and 4pm. See recipes below.Cocktail demonstrations…Castle Grove’s talented mixologist wowed his audience with the Strawberry Gin Cocktail, and more.BBQ… to add to the carnival atmosphere, a BBQ was in full swing with Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Skewers and Jumbo Sausage Dogs on sale.The Band… Nasty and the Fantastics kept the atmosphere alive and the rhythm of the day flowing. Strawberry themed desserts were on sale inside the house and outside in the marquee and available in boxes to go.Castle Grove Walled Garden. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalIrene Sweeney. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinNasty And The Fantastics. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinPhoto: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalThe Castle Grove Strawberry Gin. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove would like to sincerely thank all our media partners and friends who kept everyone involved throughout the day through FB, IG and Twitter.For those that couldn’t attend, we have included a Strawberry Dessert and Cocktail Recipe for you to create at your leisure, we hope you have fun with it. As people are already asking, what’s next we are excited to be participating in The Off The Street LK Festival held on the 29th and 30th July behind the AIB Bank in Letterkenny and Taste of Donegal in Donegal Town on 25th to 27th August.As part of the Donegal Food initiative, it is exciting to involved in all these fab events and do our bit in building Donegal’s reputation for great food, along with the beautiful scenery we have here in Donegal.So hopefully we will see you soon at The Off The Street LK Festival ….. Where will have more delicious treats available! Castle Grove Strawberry Festival – a feast of fun activities was last modified: July 8th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castle grove country house hotelstrawberry festival
Donostia dawned yesterday with a sweet hangover: the Real society go back to an end of Cup 32 years later. The team managed to qualify against the Mirandés and now seeks to surprise in The league to the Barça in the Camp Nou, the worst stage for your interests First division, where he has reaped 23 consecutive losses since 1996.The night became long in Gipuzkoa. Already in Miranda the party broke loose and then moved to Zubieta. The bus of the brand new finalists arrived at the Txuri-Urdin facilities beyond two in the morning and was received by a hundred fans, who thanked the feat deserved. Hugs, songs and flares accompanied the arrival of the Imanol squad, which took a mass bath. The fans accompanied the players until they took their private cars to go to their homes. The Donostiarras are at their best moment of play and results and now, parked the Cup until April, they will try to focus on LaLiga, competition in which the San Sebastian They aspire to enter the Champions positions. The Camp Nou, where Real has not scored since 1995, does not seem, however, the best place to score points, since it links in the culé stadium a streak of 23 games, between League and Cup, settled with defeats.Aperribay He was a happy and excited man yesterday. “It is impossible to explain what comes to mind,” the president acknowledged. “It is the prize to the effort of many people of this club. The Real has gone through many things, odyssey in the desert … It is time to enjoy and take advantage of it. We will go to Seville with force,” he said excitedly.The president has led the team since Second until his first final in three decades, but he puts himself in the background: “It is not the time of the president, it is that of the fans and the players. I feel this way, although I am delighted, obviously, also for me.”