Tom Bawden

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

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Vote-OK is helping sympathetic Conservative MPs and election candidates to get elected

Pro-hunting campaign fronted by Otis Ferry props up Tories in north-west England

Vote-OK is helping sympathetic Conservative MPs and election candidates to get elected by leafleting, putting up posters and canvassing

The Labour MP Maria Eagle visiting a south London food bank this week

Labour vs the supermarkets: Plans for new watchdog to stop retailers squeezing suppliers

The new regulator would be built out of the current Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), which is widely seen as 'toothless'

The chaffinch, is a rarer sight in British gardens than last year

Big Garden Birdwatch: An abundance of garden birds – but where are all the finches?

585,000 people took part in the annual Birdwatch and the results are now in

Fera’s research includes analysing diseases and chemical risks in the food-supply chain. File photo.

Capita and the great British food safety sell-off

Sale of a key research unit could undermine work on food safety, says expert

Homes close to water could benefit from the green technology

A million homes to be heated by river water energy

Exclusive: Scandinavian-style technology water-source heat pumps to be used

It's cowslips against honeysuckle in the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower

The public can vote on 25 wildflowers up until the 5th of June

Olive prices have doubled recently as a poor harvest means output has fallen to its lowest level in 15 years

Food fans are told to prepare for a flood of dangerous counterfeit olive oil

A senior Italian food fraud investigator told The Independent that he has already seen evidence that criminals are moving into olive oil production and distribution

Helle Thorning-Schmidt looks on as Jean-Claude Juncker adjusts Kim Kielsen’s ‘hood’

The Greenland Prime Minister’s ‘hoodie’ which was not quite what it seemed

Kim Kielsen appeared relaxed as he attended a landmark ceremony in his nation's traditional outfit, the Greenlandic anorak

By law, peregrine falcon nests cannot be moved while chicks are living in them

Protected falcons ruffle Vodafone's feathers as nests cause London service disruptions

By law, peregrine falcon nests cannot be moved while chicks are living in them

How the killer croc would have looked

The Carolina Butcher: Paleontologists find ancient crocodiles which walked on hind legs

9ft animal roamed South Carolina 220m years ago

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence