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Electric Ride UK

We’re often told that electric cars are the future. But is the UK really ready for them? Peter Curran was an early adopter, having gone on an electric-powered tour of Britain 10 years ago. Now, he’s back on the road, as he travels from Land’s End to

John O’groats to find out just how prepared we are to embrace a world without petrol. He discovers how electric cars are made, including the constructi­on of batteries and lithium mining, and how manufactur­ers are keeping up with demand. In our eco-conscious world, will we all be driving them soon?

People Fixing the World WORLD SERVICE, 10.06PM

During the height of the coronaviru­s pandemic, 90 per cent of England’s homeless were offered rooms in hotels that were empty due to lockdown. As well as a safe place to self-isolate, they received meals and medical care, along with other support. But this was not intended as a long-term solution. So what would happen if the government decided to try to find everyone on the streets a place to live? Simon Maybin spent the past year and a half following the lives of some of those who came to live in a Holiday Inn hotel in Manchester.

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