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In the papers today - July 13

It can be greener to drive than catch the train, according to a rail industry study which reveals that trains are losing their environmental advantage.
Modern diesel-powered trains are so polluting that a family of three or more would be responsible for at least double the carbon dioxide emissions on many routes when travelling by rail compared with driving in a typical medium-sized car - The Times A barrister claimed yesterday that his motorcycle was immune to parking tickets because its wheels do not touch the ground when it is parked. Clive Wolman told three Court of Appeal judges that when he parks his 500cc Suzuki on the pavement outside his home in Islington it is not subject to the capital's parking regulations because it balances on its centre stand, with both wheels off the ground - The Times Some towns are suffering more than others from the continuing rise in interest rates over the past year, with Hull, Stevenage and Slough the hardest hit, according to new research. Researchers at Experian Business Strategies analysed more than 400 towns to identify types of people and neighbourhoods most susceptible to debt and rising interest rates - The Guardian

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