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Government review of affordable housing 'will deny millions a home' 'will deny millions chance to own home'
Monday 20 August 2012
Nearly two million families could lose their only chance of a home if developers are freed from the legal obligation to build houses at "affordable" prices, critics warned yesterday.
Friday 15 June 2012
Australia has announced an ambitious plan to create the world's largest network of marine reserves, with fishing to be restricted and oil and gas exploration banned in the most sensitive areas.
Monday 11 June 2012
He is the Government’s most prolific media operators.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The Government has been accused of failing to act on increasing evidence of the environmental damage done by "nerve-agent" pesticides, after France banned a pesticide product still widely in use by British farmers on their crops.
Monday 04 June 2012
Canadian conservation officers have put down a black bear which they think ate the remains of a convicted murderer.
Monday 04 June 2012
Across the globe, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is recognised as one of the world’s natural wonders. But in Queensland, home to the vast, picturesque reef, the government is apparently less impressed.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Communities in England were today offered £17 million to help them take advantage of a new scheme allowing them to build facilities like family homes, shops, children's playgrounds and community halls.
Monday 14 May 2012
German voters reject austerity programme in favour of pro-growth opposition in state poll
Sunday 22 April 2012
Maritime scientists in Peru are trying to solve a mystery that has turned stretches of the country's beaches into a grim dolphin morgue.
Friday 20 April 2012
Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast.
Thursday 12 April 2012
A suspected submerged submarine has been discovered in Northern Ireland, the Government has said.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Nine miners have been rescued after spending five days trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in Peru.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Britain's highest water bills are set to be cut by £50 a year after a £400 million handout to a private company cleared Parliament tonight.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
The horrific school killings in Toulouse fell like a bombshell on the French presidential election campaign.
Thursday 23 February 2012
New data has revealed the number of people sleeping rough in England has risen by 23 per cent in a year.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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