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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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most