Tom Bawden

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

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Enchilda Dinner Kits have been recalled

Sainsbury’s and Morrisons remove Mexican foods as nuts are found in some spice packs

Ground nut shells are being used in place of more expensive spices

The shale gas boom has helped to halve the price of oil since the summer

Isis threat prompts oil companies to make investment cutbacks

Two more oil companies pared back their spending yesterday amid plunging prices as the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that the rise of Isis in Iraq and Syria could severely hit supplies over the next decade.

A man and boy walk through the rain with a placard during an anti-fracking protest

BP: No UK shale oil production for two decades

There is unlikely to be any significant production of shale gas or oil in the UK and Europe for at least 20 years, according to BP’s starkest forecast yet of the fracking industry’s potential outside the US.

Tests revealed that the paprika in the Discovery Taco Seasoning spice mix contained undeclared almond protein

Paprika dishes under investigation as nuts-for-spices scandal grows

FSA recalls a fourth product from Britain’s shelves for containing undeclared almond protein

Peanut and almond are ‘being used’ as substitute for cumin seeds to bulk up common products

New food scandal over peanuts is 'more serious' than the horsemeat crisis

Exclusive: Peanut and almond are ‘being used’ as substitute for cumin seeds following terrible harvest in India

Dogs can tell different human facial expressions

Dogs can differentiate between humans’ angry and happy faces

Research provides the first evidence that animals can recognise our expressions

Crocodiles like to play with objects like balls

Crocodiles just wanna have fun: Scientists observe deadly reptiles at play

Creatures have been known to give piggybacks and play ball

BP expects several years of low oil prices and investment cuts

The oil price slump is likely to last for several years and companies will need to adjust to this “new reality” by making enormous cuts to their capital spending, BP chief executive Bob Dudley warned yesterday, as he announced plans to chop $6bn (£4bn) off the group’s capital spending this year.

Professor Anne Glover was ousted as the European Commission’s chief scientific officer in January

Anti-GM groups accused of ‘ignoring evidence’

Professor Anne Glover was ousted as the European Commission’s chief scientific officer in January EU

Bob Dudley, chief executive of BP

BP slashes billions from investment plans as it reveals £645m loss

'We have now entered a new and challenging phase of low oil prices' says chief executive Bob Dudley

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The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
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On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
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The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
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From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific