News Vicky Pryce: 'Keeping women close to their families is absolutely essential'

Former civil servant will continue to be part of panel in an unpaid position

Clegg told to reassure 'hurting' Lib Dems

A Liberal Democrat MP has warned Nick Clegg that he needs to convince his party that he remains the right person to be leader.

At last, the climate changes

Environment Editor Michael McCarthy witnesses the successful conclusion of the UN talks on global warming – and explains why the deal is good news

John Rentoul: Clegg has trust issues. Sound familiar?

It would be easy to write off the Lib Dems. And well-advised. But the betrayal began long before Thursday night

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (5 December 2010)

John Rentoul suggests government child poverty targets are arbitrary or unachievable, but they have been achieved by other European nations, so there is no reason we cannot achieve them, too ("The right to speak truth unto prejudice", 28 November).

Chris Huhne: Cancun needs realism, not blind hope

Progress towards an agreement to limit climate change is possible at talks in Mexico this week. But it will be slow

Don't let us down: UN climate change talks in Cancun

As world leaders meet in Mexico, people in poor countries fear little will be done

Review of North Sea safety expected

A radical shake-up of the UK's North Sea oil industry is expected next year.

How Sellafield 'mutilated' its workers' bodies

Organs and bones were illegally harvested from the bodies of dead nuclear industry workers at Sellafield without their consent over a period of 30 years, an inquiry found yesterday.

The Big Debate: What's the low-down on the 'Green Deal' and how will it help cut carbon?

One of your home’s basic functions is to keep you warm. Obviously. But British homes have a pretty poor track record of fulfilling that core role. As Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, pointed out recently, we use more energy to heat our homes than does Sweden, where it’s seven degrees colder in January.

Is this the housing standard of the future?

Energy secretary, Chris Huhne, noted in a speech to the Green Alliance recently that “a quarter of UK emissions come from the home.” Meanwhile, according to the Office for National Statistics, 60% of the UK’s local authorities experienced an increase in domestic emissions between 2007 and 2008, while only 40 percent experienced a decrease.

Lib Dem U-turn on nuclear energy sees Huhne announce eight new power stations

Eight new nuclear power stations are to be built in an effort to avert an energy crisis and hit targets for reducing carbon emissions, the Coalition Government announced yesterday.

Mary Ann Sieghart: A sprinkling of decency over politics

Douglas Alexander has been telling friends recently how wonderful it was to be working for someone who simply wouldn't allow negative briefing

Severn barrage tidal power plan axed

Cuts force Huhne to ditch controversial &#163;30bn scheme. Minister to embrace nuclear energy to keep lights on &ndash; and emissions low.

John Rentoul: Clegg drives his voters away

As Lib Dem allegiance wanes, the remaining few loyalists are bonding with the Conservatives

Huhne hints at public spending adjustments if economy worsens

The Government may yet scale back its planned public spending cuts if economic conditions worsen, a Cabinet minister suggested today.

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Poldark star Heida Reed

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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