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How to legalise E-scooters in the UK

FOR sometime cyclists have been riding dangerously on public footpaths and pavements in the UK, despite it being illegal, yet very few fines are issues for it. But as we push to go green, calls to make e-scooters legal on public roads in the UK are now growing stronger. However, many disability groups, such as those working with the blind or hard of sight are concerned. Speeds, noise levels, as well as how the enforcement of any prohibitions is applied will become major issues of the debate, should e-scooters become legal for use on public roads. The biggest worry seems to be the speeds they can travel at, currently averaging 9mph to 15mph. One suggestion to help with enforcement of any legal issues involving e-scooters would be to bring in bike licences, with all bikes requiring a licence plate. This could be done for e-scooters, like on motorbikes. This could provide a realistic alternative to cars for in some City areas, provided there was adequate monitoring and action against offenders.  We have also found out that many people on Merseyside feel that insurance cover should also be required for those on e-scooters.  So for us to hear that the Admiral, a UK car insurance provider, is calling on decision makers to commit to more permanent infrastructure plans for more safe and sustainable travel in the UK, was very interesting!  Admiral said City and Town planning must now see infrastructure plans that fully cover all for road users including:- cyclists and e-scooter riders and pedestrians, for the long run and not just temporary plans. UK walking and cycling charity, Sustrans has praised Admiral’s forward thinking approach. Head of Motor at Admiral, said:- “The last few months have given us all a glimpse of the future with people opting for different ways to move around; from electric vehicles and e-scooters, to more traditional methods like walking and cycling. The world of transport is evolving quickly and cities need to evolve alongside it to meet demand and keep people safe.”

Please do email your thought on the proposal to legalise e-scooters to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Ban comes into force on single use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds

SINGLE use plastic straws and cotton buds have now been banned in England. The ban was to start in April 2021, but has been brought forward. An estimated 316 million plastic stemmed cotton buds in a year have been sold until now. The ban makes it illegal for business to supply or sell them, and also any plastic single use straws and plastic stirrers. Interestingly, this will see an estimated 4.7 billion straws and around 316 million plastic stirrers no longer being sold each year. What are your thoughts on this? Should we follow the calls from environmental campaign groups to ban even more single use plastic items we use daily? Email your views to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

Win the tastiest student job in the UK

AS students across the country begin a different version of fresher's week this week, online food portal Foodhub are offering students across Liverpool the chance to bag a years' worth of free food worth over ₤750! Students from Universities in Liverpool will be able to apply for the Tastiest job as Chief Student Taste Tester for Foodhub; winning the chance to taste offerings from takeaways and food outlets in their area FOR FREE!

To apply for the dream job, students from universities across Liverpool simply have to visit this link and either show or tell Foodhub why they have the best tastebuds for the job. Students feeling particularly adventurous can upload a video of themselves explaining why they should be chosen for the best job on campus. The winning student will be chosen by a panel of food experts and will be expected to write reviews of the local takeaways they visit; getting their weekly supply of free grub from their favourite Liverpool takeaways. To be eligible for entry, students simply need to use their University email address when submitting their job application.

Wil Chung, Foodhub spokesperson, said:- "We know that virtual freshers' week won't be as fun as previous years so we want to offer students the chance to bag the best job at Uni. We want to ensure we have the tastiest, best takeaways across the Region on our app and know that students are connoisseurs of takeaway food when they 1st leave home so we couldn't think of a better person to join our team. If you're at University in Liverpool then we want to hear from you, simply tell us; in words or video; why you are the best person to take on the takeaway tasting challenge. In return, that person won't need to buy a takeaway meal for a whole year!"

All runners up who aren't chosen for the taste testing job will receive a 25% discount code of their next takeaway from Foodhub. Foodhub, launched its online food website and app in 2017. There are more than 14,000 takeaways currently featured online at:- FoodHub.Co.UK and through the apps available for iOS and Android.

Movie and TV buffs assemble! Pop culture retailer Lost Universe is recruiting a professional binge-watcher

POP culture online retailer Lost Universe is recruiting for a seriously dreamy job, a geek movies and TV binge watcher. All that's required for the role is to rate 3 movies or TV episodes of choice from the latest superhero / Sci-Fi / fantasy releases.

The opportunity is a 1 off project which will pay 1 talented movie or TV fanatic ₤300 for their binge watching efforts, gift them a ₤30 voucher to spend at www.LostUniverse.Com and will also offer the ultimate binge watching bundle:- 1 year's subscriptions to ALL the top UK streaming platforms, from Netflix, Disney +, Amazon Prime and NOW TV Entertainment all the way to YouTube Premium. 5 runners up will also win a ₤30 Lost Universe gift voucher each, giving pop culture fans even more reasons to enter.

The dream job winner will enjoy best in class entertainment, including the latest from the Marvel or DC Universe, all the 11 Star Wars movies and TV show the Mandalorian (on Disney+), all seasons of Game of Thrones (on NOW TV), exclusive YouTube content with no ads, and much more.

Binge Watcher Dream Job requirements...

Lost Universe is the home of all things geek, offering a wide range of fan favourite licensed merch, including the most sought after limited editions and exclusives, so they are looking for someone who lives and breathes pop culture for the fun role. Job requirements list someone who obsesses over their favourite superhero / Sci-Fi / fictional characters, follows the latest movies and TV releases and reviews them with friends for fun, and even cite:- "owner of comfortable sofa/armchair for binge watching preferred." but the role is open to pop culture newbie's and veterans alike. Sounds like a tough job indeed!

How to apply...

It couldn't be easier to apply, with the company asking applicants to upload a picture of themselves recreating a superhero / Sci-Fi /f ictional character pose, either on Facebook or Instagram, mentioning the name of their chosen character in the description. They will need to tag and use the competition hashtag #bingewatcherdreamjob.

Applicants are free to snap a fun pic using social media filters or improvising with stuff they have around the house; Lost Universe will judge entries based on creativity and following the superhero / Sci-Fi / fictional theme, and don't require professional pictures, costumes or attire. The 1 off binge watcher job opportunity is encouraging all pop-culture fans to enter!

Applications are open until 28 October 2020, 11:59pm GMT, and the winner will be announced, on 2 November 2020, on the Lost Universe website, and on social media. The 1 off role is open to UK residents aged 18 and over.

For the full description of the role and the terms and conditions, please visit:- LostUniverse.Com.

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