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Defra concedes flood defence figures were inaccurate: Spending falls from £2.37bn to £2.34bn under the Coalition despite repeated claims to the contrary
Friday 17 January 2014
Environment Secretary and Prime Minister accused of misleading Parliament and the public
Tuesday 14 January 2014
It’s fair to assume that David Cameron’s appearance before the Commons Liaison Committee was not the most watched public questioning of a European leader this afternoon. Or, for the man in question, the most gruelling.
Sunday 12 January 2014
Jobs and homes can be created by initiative to encourage small firms, claims shadow minister
Tuesday 31 December 2013
Japan’s homeless are being recruited to clean up at the now defunct radioactive Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Monday 30 December 2013
El Salvador issues yellow alert as evacuation begins in San Miguel
Saturday 30 November 2013
Tory MP Tim Yeo is battling to save his political career after his local party apparently refused to re-instate him as its candidate for the next general election.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Less than half the amount of new houses needed to meet demand were built in the last year
The 'toxic monster' is coming! Texas-sized floating island containing one million tonnes of junk from Japan tsunami drifting towards US
Wednesday 06 November 2013
The most concentrated stretch of rubbish- dubbed the 'toxic monster' - is currently sitting between Hawaii and California
Sunday 06 October 2013
German leader’s potential coalition partners seek concessions before forming a government
Tuesday 01 October 2013
The number of rhinos killed by poachers has hit a new record, raising worries of a downward population spiral in a country that is home to almost all of Africa’s rhinos.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
The German leader’s party finds itself without options after romping home in the polls
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Organisers of contests could face up to two years in jail or a fine of €30,000
Sunday 15 September 2013
The Bangladesh government is pressing ahead with the construction of a £1m coal-based power plant 14 kilometres from the world’s largest mangrove forest.
Sunday 15 September 2013
The fraught international operation to right the capsized ‘Costa Concordia’ begins tomorrow, and tensions are high
Planning minister, Nick Boles, loses control of wind farm policy as his brother works for turbine manufacturer
Friday 02 August 2013
The planning minister has lost powers over wind farm policy because his brother works for a major turbine manufacturer, it has been disclosed.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
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A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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