Tom Bawden

Tom Bawden is Energy and Resources Correspondent for The Independent and Evening Standard.

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Pontesford Hill, near Shrewsbury: the site of a Saxon battle

Shropshire villagers safeguard future of historic hill – by buying it for £240,000

Access to the hill, which hosts many popular walking routes, has been under threat in recent months after its private owner prevented public access

Home cooking is as popular as ever following the success of celebrity chefs on television

Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research

The research adds that household chefs commonly forget to wash their hands and drip germ-laden meat juices in places they should never be

Protests against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

Price of a scandal: Brazil's oil giant Petrobras in £11bn write-down

After a clear-out of executives and with dozens of politicians being investigated, the company's new chief has announced a clean start

Sir Jonathon Porritt: 'I think we’re still very stuck here in the UK because of the dominant position of the Big Six'

Big Six firms use influence to dictate energy policy, claims leading environmentalist

Sir Jonathon Porritt said the next government must break providers' dominance

The Green Party is the only mainstream party that wish to scrap fracking altogether

General Election 2015: Where the parties stand on the key environmental issues

With a major UN climate change conference coming up in Paris later this year the environment remains a key battle ground in the build up to the election

Petrofac blamed its increased costs on stormy weather and industrial action

Petrofac profit warning on more North Sea pain

Petrofac, which builds rigs and operates oilfields for others, said it would take a second huge charge – of £130m – against the massive gas plant it is building on Shetland for France’s Total

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas is defending the Brighton Pavilion seat

General Election 2015: Environmental campaigners back Caroline Lucas to retain the Green Party's only seat

Lucas is defending the tightly-contested Brighton Pavilion seat

Free cleans her daughter, Rosie, at the squatter camp established in June 2012 – they may have to up sticks

Eco-warriors facing eviction at Runnymede call on landowners to put them up amid plans to spread similar communities across region

Close to the spot where the Queen will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta,  a new battle over rights is underway

General Election 2015: Academics call on parties to set out plans to evacuate cities and move to a fossil fuel-free economy

They slammed politicians for ignoring climate change during election campaigning

Environmental protestors outside the BP AGM at the Excel Centre

BP shareholders back motion for company to be more transparent about climate policy

Some 98 per cent of investors voted for the climate change resolution

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Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions
Major medical journal Lancet under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda' over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Lancet accused of 'anti-Israel hate propaganda' over coverage of Gaza conflict

Threat to free speech as publishers of renowned medical journal are accused of inciting hatred and violence
General Election 2015: Tories and Lib Dems throw their star names west to grab votes

All noisy on the Lib Dems' western front

The party has deployed its big guns in Cornwall to save its seats there. Simon Usborne heads to the heart of the battle
How Etsy became a crafty little earner: The online market has been floated for £1.2bn, but can craft and capitalism coexist?

How Etsy became a crafty little earner

The online market has been floated for £1.2bn, but can craft and capitalism coexist?
Guy Ritchie is the latest filmmaker to tackle King Arthur - one of our most versatile heroes

King Arthur is inspiring Guy Ritchie

Raluca Radulescu explains why his many permutations - from folk hero to chick-lit hunk - never cease to fascinate
Apple Watch: Will it live up to expectations for the man or woman on the street?

Apple Watch: Will it live up to expectations?

The Apple Watch has apparently sold millions even before its launch tomorrow
Don't fear the artichoke: it's a good cook's staple, with more choice than you'd think

Don't fear the artichoke

Artichokes are scary - they've got spikes and hairy bits, and British cooks tend to give them a wide berth. But they're an essential and delicious part of Italian cuisine
11 best men's socks

11 best men's socks

Make a statement with your accessories, starting from the bottom up
Paul Scholes column: Eden Hazard would be my Player of the Year – but I wonder if he has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo

Paul Scholes column

Hazard would be my Player of the Year – but I wonder if he has that appetite for goals of Messi or Ronaldo
Frank Warren: Tyson Fury will be closely watching Wladimir Klitschko... when he wins it'll be time to do a deal

Frank Warren's Ringside

Tyson Fury will be closely watching Wladimir Klitschko... when he wins it'll be time to do a deal
London Marathon 2015: Kenya's brothers in arms Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto ready to take on world

Kenya's brothers in arms take on world

Last year Wilson Kipsang had his marathon record taken off him by training partner and friend Dennis Kimetto. They talk about facing off in the London Marathon
Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad but it's not because I refuse to fly

Natalie Bennett interview: I've lost track of the last time I saw my Dad

Green leader prefers to stay clear of her 'painful' family memories but is more open about 'utterly unreasonable' personal attacks
Syria conflict: Khorasan return with a fresh influx of fighters awaiting the order to start 'shooting the birds'

Khorasan is back in Syria

America said these al-Qaeda militants were bombed out of the country last year - but Kim Sengupta hears a different story
General Election 2015: Is William Cash the man to woo Warwickshire North for Ukip?

On the campaign trail with Ukip

Is William Cash the man to woo Warwickshire North?
Four rival Robin Hood movies get Hollywood go-head - and Friar Tuck will become a superhero

Expect a rush on men's tights

Studios line up four Robin Hoods productions