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 25 September 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
Wednesday 01 September 2010
There isn't yet a tunnel, let alone light at the end of it, but rescue workers in northern Chile have at last begun drilling the hole they hope will eventually provide an escape route for 33 miners who have been trapped half a mile beneath the surface for almost four weeks.
Monday 30 August 2010
Sunday 29 August 2010
Golfers are always moaning about something but this summer we certainly can't complain about the weather.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
The miracle came in the form of the opening two words of a short note, scribbled in red ink on a crumpled piece of paper. "Estamos bien", the note read. We are well.
Jolly green giants: Anna Pavord's first attempt at growing greenhouse cucumbers has resulted in a bumper crop
Saturday 21 August 2010
The cucumber harvest has been sensational. Millie (my granddaughter, aged 11), took advantage of the fact that I was laid out in Plymouth hospital with a broken leg to raid our new greenhouse for a charity stall she was running with a friend. In one swoop, she gathered 30 cucumbers. They sold straight away, she said. So that's good.
Saturday 21 August 2010
The London market continued to weaken last night, but BG overcame the downdraft as speculators revisited rumours of a bid interest from rivals in the oil and gas sector.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Wednesday 11 August 2010
A break-up of Smiths Group? It is worth betting on, one broker was telling its clients yesterday. In fact, Smiths is one of the most desirable stocks on the FTSE 100, and its shareholders can expect to benefit from the wave of mergers and acquisition activity that will soon crash over this particular industrial behemoth.
Friday 06 August 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Saturday 24 July 2010
Black beaches, black water, an army of clean-up workers struggling to cope, recriminations – this is not the Gulf of Mexico but China, which has just experienced what is believed to be its worst-ever oil spill.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village