Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.
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Monday 22 July 2013
Councils no longer able to investigate issues such as seismic activity, venting and potential impact on ground water supplies
Friday 05 July 2013
Fracking activities are set to resume in an area that was hit by two minor earthquakes linked to the controversial technology.
Saturday 01 September 2012
Barnaby Edwards is the closest you’ll ever get to meeting a Dalek. A principal operator since 2005, he’s the guy sitting inside the Dalek – bringing the Doctor’s most feared opponents to life.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Feuding South African unions, platinum producer Lonmin and government officials tried on Wednesday to broker a peace accord at a mine where 44 people were killed in the worst such violence since the end of apartheid.
South African platinum mine threatens job losses if striking miners miss deadline to return to work at the mine where police shot 34 people last week
Tuesday 21 August 2012
About one third of the workforce at the South African platinum mine where police shot 34 striking miners last week returned to work yesterday, heeding a warning that they would otherwise be sacked.
Friday 17 August 2012
18 dead at British-owned platinum mine as authorities lose patience with rival factions in industrial dispute
Saturday 11 August 2012
Blending percussive pianos with melodic percussion, the Makrokosmos Quartet are perfectly placed to explore the interface of classical and jazz, as on this series of commissions exploring the influence of Thelonious Monk, the most inventive jazz composer of the last century.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Keira plays Karenina ‑ the race for the Oscars starts here
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Thousands of Afghan footballers have signed up to participate in trials to compete in the country's first professional league.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Ten people have been killed when an apartment tower under construction collapsed on adjacent buildings in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
A man who stole £34m in PAYE employee tax has been jailed for 17 years – one of the longest fraud sentences in British criminal history.
Thursday 05 July 2012
The long-awaited redevelopment of the town centre of Crawley, West Sussex, took a step forward yesterday, when the local council recommended developer Stanhope as its development partner.
Government urged to take "aggressive steps" to increase home-ownership or face huge housing benefit costs
Wednesday 27 June 2012
By 2060, the state will need to spend an extra £8.13 billion on Housing Benefit for older people, says new report
Thursday 21 June 2012
Are punters prepared to risk their hard-earned cash on Ithaca Energy again? There were plenty of burnt fingers in the Square Mile last month after the North Sea explorer called an end to bid talks with a number of suitors having failed to agree a deal, but yesterday takeover hopes were being stoked up once more.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Uefa president declares himself 'very, very happy' with the co-hosts of Euro 2012
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'