A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.
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Defra concedes flood defence figures were inaccurate: Spending falls from £2.37bn to £2.34bn under the Coalition despite repeated claims to the contrary
Friday 17 January 2014
Environment Secretary and Prime Minister accused of misleading Parliament and the public
Saturday 04 January 2014
The Environment Secretary has suggested that ancient woodland over 400 years old could be cut down if younger trees are planted elsewhere
Friday 03 January 2014
More than 1,600 posts are due to go at the Environment Agency by October
Friday 06 December 2013
Hefty tax breaks for fracking firms announced by the Chancellor yesterday immediately came under fire from MPs and environmental groups, who warned that they were “unwarranted” and could even be illegal.
Friday 04 October 2013
A fracking company has withdrawn from a shale gas site near Blackpool which was the scene of a series of earth tremors that led to a moratorium on the controversial technology.
Friday 19 July 2013
Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry will get a major boost today as George Osborne cuts taxes on fracking profits to less than half the amount paid by conventional oil and gas producers.
Friday 28 June 2013
The Government is launching an “urgent and comprehensive” review of why bees are declining and what is being done to help them.
Thursday 13 June 2013
A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
David Cameron has appointed George Eustice, his former press secretary and former Ukip candidate, as his new adviser on Energy and Climate Change issues, it was announced today.
Thursday 02 May 2013
EU action on bees comes on top of huge losses and the coldest March for 50 years
Friday 25 January 2013
This remarkable book brings into focus a revolution in ideas about the true value of the natural world
Monday 31 December 2012
The battle of the bins has broken out again after analysis of Government figures showed that collecting refuse fortnightly - a policy considered by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, to be rubbish – increases recycling.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Motorists face toll charges of more than £2 to use the Blackwall Tunnel, to fund a new road crossing under the Thames at Silvertown.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Arsene Wenger has defended the decision of Arsenal to fly to Norwich for last weekend's defeat at Carrow Road.
Friday 19 October 2012
Four of Britain's largest green groups challenged George Osborne last night over his slighting reference to climate change campaigners as the "environmental Taliban".
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let’s see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn