News Trespass laws are being examined to allow fracking under people's homes without prior consent

Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.

Andrew Martin: We may be useless at DIY, but taking pleasure in housework is a man's right

Tidying, ironing, and looking after the kids do not deserve their lowly status. It's all harder than it looks – that's why it's therapeutic

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Cairn: Greenland oil finds too small

Cairn Energy disappointed early hopes for oil exploration in Greenland yesterday with the admission that initial finds were too small to commercialise.

Resurrection! The debt we all owe Chile's inspirational miners

One billion of us watched Los 33's incredible, uplifting return from the dead – and our faith in humankind was reborn. This weekend at least, the world feels a better place.

Three drills, two engineers and one unprecedented rescue operation

It was only a question of time, Chile's mining expert tells Vivian Sequera .

Iron discipline that saw the 33 through

The key to the miners’ survival was their ability to put the common good before self-interest. Guy Adams salutes a remarkable team

Party atmosphere builds above ground as miners prepare for final ordeal

Slowly, surely, and with growing confidence that every passing hour is bringing them closer to freedom, the 33 men who have been trapped inside a Chilean mine for more than two months are preparing for a jubilant homecoming, as the operation to free them enters its closing stages.

Breakthrough! Now for 33 very careful rescues

As they say all over Chile: ‘Fuerza mineros!’ - strength to the miners. Guy Adams reports from Camp Hope at San José mine

What now for the miners? At the surface, a taxing new life will begin

The men trapped underground for two months face many weeks of adjustment once they are rescued

Rescuers breakthrough to trapped Chilean miners

They may not have seen daylight yet, but the 33 men who have been stuck down a mine in northern Chile since early August have at last got a proper whiff of freedom, after the escape tunnel that is expected to eventually take them to freedom was completed.

Imprisoned for 65 days - now freedom is within touching distance

The fittest of the 33 miners will come up first; the bravest will wait their turn until the end of the rescue, writes Guy Adams in Santiago

Experts debate lining as rescue shaft nears miners

The tunnel that rescue workers hope will transport 33 trapped Chilean miners to safety is due to be completed some time before dawn tomorrow, meaning the men could begin returning to the surface as early as Monday morning, the country’s mining minister has announced.

Johann Hari: Ed, prepare for the fight of your life

The claim that he will 'abandon the middle-class' is the polar opposite of the truth. His politics are about knowing who the real middle-class are, and what they need

US testing its cyber-defences

The United States is launching its first test of a new plan for responding to an enemy cyber-blitz, including any attack aimed at vital services such as power, water and banks.

Outside Edge: Selby kids say give us a break

Parents are throwing their kids' toys out of the pram after they were banned from watching their little ones playing after-school games. According to the Coventry Sports Foundation, who issued the ban at 43 primary schools, the move is designed to relieve the pressure on the children. But such nannying is mere child's play compared to the draconian decision taken by Barlby Primary School in Selby, North Yorkshire, which has had to ban playtime after three neighbours repeatedly complained to environmental health officers about the noise. Afternoon break has been cancelled altogether and other breaks have to be staggered to reduce the number of pupils in the playground at any one time. After earlier complaints, the school had already erected a soundproof fence and banned all ball games. And possum-throwing contests at Colyton School in New Zealand have been called "immoral" by the local RSPCA, even though the animals are dead. Seems like kids can't have any fun these days.

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