Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
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Friday 10 January 2014
Spill prompts a water ban in nine counties
Monday 30 December 2013
El Salvador issues yellow alert as evacuation begins in San Miguel
Thursday 19 December 2013
From free bodyweight exercises to bracelets that will keep track of your run...
Sunday 01 December 2013
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters try to seize key sites in the Thai capital
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Female mice who have to compete for mates produce more desirable sons
Typhoon Haiyan: Silent but alive - girl survivor who emerged from the ruins after six days surrounded by the corpses of her family
Thursday 14 November 2013
The sole word she said to doctors was her name: Rebecca
Friday 11 October 2013
Paul Nurse recieved a science Nobel Prize in 2001. Here, he shares some words of wisdom with 2013's winners
Thursday 03 October 2013
Union members give Qatar the red card as country says a review of mirgant labourer maltreatment has been put in place
Wednesday 18 September 2013
The charges relate to Saturday's match against Bournemouth
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Though debates can often get heated in the country's Chamber of Deputies, it is the first time in its history that bullets have been fired within the parliament building
‘I might lose consciousness... but it would be better than drowning in the helmet’: Italian astronaut almost lost in space
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Major Luca Parmitano, 36, who nearly died during a spacewalk on 16 July, has told of his thoughts as he tried to save himself. Writing on his blog, the Italian Air Force officer, tells how his helmet suddenly began filling with water during a spacewalk from the International Space Station, to install power cables with a fellow astronaut, American Chris Cassidy. NASA has suspended all US spacewalks as it continues to investigate the problem
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Copper could be a major environmental culprit in the progression of Alzheimer’s, research suggests.
Friday 02 August 2013
You're eating your 5 a day, you've long since given up the fags and you even manage to get out for a bit of exercise every once in while. Congratulations. These might seem like achievements, but give the myriad other ways you're unwittingly damaging your health, really, why bother?
Sunday 07 July 2013
Thermometers expected to read 30°C or higher by the end of the day in the south
Sunday 23 June 2013
Belu, the social enterprise bottled water company which hands all of its profits to the charity Water Aid, has won a £100,000 contract to supply dining rooms, canteens and select committee meetings at the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist