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Channel delays: Strike at Le Havre tonight. 23:00 sailing postponed until 11:00 tomorrow, or alternative DFDS sailing from Newhaven, or Calais-Dover. Click for more information.
Severe weather forecast from this evening. P&O Dover-Calais 40min delay. DFDS Dover-Calais 30min delay; to Dunkirk 15mins. Condor Ferries has already brought some sailings forward and cancelled others today and tomorrow.
Weather alerts: No red or amber alerts currently.
Weather: Unsettled and windy. Best across the Balkans.
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The Nissan Leaf has taken over from the Tesla Model S as Norway’s best selling car. For the first time, an Electric Vehicle EV has topped the sales charts for two months in a row. 716 Leafs were sold compared to 679 Toyota Auris and 646 VW Golfs. EVs took 7.2% of the market, over twice the amount sold in the same month 2012. A more modest 98 Model S were sold after an incredible 616 early adopter sales in September. Generous incentives for EVs in Norway mean the market is hard to compare with other countries but it does give the lie to one common fallacy: that EVs don’t work very well in the cold.
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A Channel4News film followed a convoy of aid vehicles – trucks, ambulances and even a fire engine – right across Europe from London. They were held up for several hours at Dover, and again at Calais – though not, interestingly, Switzerland – but it wasn’t until the Turkish border than seven of the group were denied entry and had to fly home. They finally made it after eleven days and 2,500 miles via the ferry Ancona-Igoumenitsa. Click the link above to see the film (9m53).