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The lost empire of Atlantis was located in the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research by French academic Jacques Collina-Girard. He cross-referenced descriptions by Greek philosopher Plato of the island of Atlantis with data on sea level change, concluding that it was swamped 9,000 years ago.

The climate change levy is costing engineering firms more than £175M a year, the Engineering Employers Federation claimed this week.

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