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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Saturday 03 December 2011
Britain's construction sector suffered a relapse during November, new data suggested yesterday, after posting a surprise gain in October.
Thursday 27 October 2011
Friday 02 September 2011
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The Planning minister, Greg Clark, used some colourful language to attack the National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England for, as he claimed, always objecting to development. "Nihilistic selfishness" was one turn of phrase, while he said he couldn't remember any change in planning policy that the CPRE had not opposed. He was defending moves to simplify the planning laws, which many fear will weight decisions in favour of developers. Clark insists the changes will speed projects local people want and need.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Thursday 04 August 2011
The shadow of fracking continues to loom over Lancashire. Cuadrilla Resources has suspended its search for shale gas in the rocks beneath Blackpool after a series of local earthquakes. But the company is now planning to drill in Southport.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Saturday 16 July 2011
Friday 15 July 2011
Surprise amateur contender Tom Lewis showed he had the grit to go with his guile after refusing to allow his Open dream to fall apart with one bad round.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Girls as young as seven are being tutored in boxing in what is believed to be the first all-female fight club of its kind in a British primary school.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
When Alyson Hutton turned 40 and started asking what life was all about, she didn’t expect to find the answer in Nepal. This married mum of two, rocked by the sudden death of two friends, found herself questioning her priorities in life.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
The oil explorer Rockhopper moved a step closer to demonstrating the commerciality of its Sea Lion oil find off the coast of the Falkland Islands after it said an appraisal well flowed at a strong rate.
Friday 24 June 2011
Wednesday 22 June 2011
For years, the industry in the US has refused to declare what toxic chemicals it uses during fracking, a policy that has bred public mistrust and accusations of pollution
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
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Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
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