Moroccan king's carbon footprint

Morocco's fun-loving king, Mohammed VI, has run into trouble with environmentalists for having one of his luxury cars flown to Britain for repairs.

The car, an Aston Martin DB7, travelled from Rabat in a specially-chartered Hercules transport aircraft. The Sun newspaper hasphotographs of it being unloaded at an airfield in Bedfordshire, from where it was transported by lorry to Aston Martin's workshop in Buckinghamshire.

The Sun says: "Morocco's closest Aston dealer is in Marbella, Spain – involving a 140-mile road trip from Rabat to Tangier, a 90-minute ferry crossing to Algericas then a 110-mile drive."

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 25 September 2009.