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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Sunday 27 February 2011
The time has come for the blokes – and it is nearly always men – who run business in this country to change the way they operate. Every single day these men endorse discrimination on a massive scale. Change in British boardrooms isn't happening at a snail's pace, but a glacial one. Half the population, half the workforce and half of all customers are routinely passed over in the boardroom – and still our allegedly "female-friendly" government recoils from the notion of quotas.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Hundreds of bus services, including vital links to remote rural areas, are to be scrapped or scaled back because of the squeeze on public spending, The Independent has discovered.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
3000 BC Ancient waste
Sunday 12 December 2010
Sunday 28 November 2010
Monday 08 November 2010
An alliance of 183 organisations from 42 countries today issued a plea to world leaders to impose a tax on financial transactions to help meet the costs of the economic crisis and support developing nations.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Lowering meat consumption in the UK would prevent about 45,000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study.
Monday 12 July 2010
The population inquiry is long overdue, says Sir Jonathon Porritt, who until last year was the Government's chief environmental adviser as head of the Sustainable Development Commission.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
You can tell an environmental problem has gone off the radar screen when Friends of the Earth don't have anybody tracking it, and that's the case with acid rain. There is currently no acid rain campaigner at FoE in London (although they will cheerfully point you in the direction of an expert).
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Hundreds of campaigners staged protests inside and outside the UN climate talks today as security was ramped up for the arrival of world leaders for the closing days of the negotiations.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Energy suppliers will be responsible for installing "smart meters" for gas and electricity in all homes by 2020 under final plans for the scheme published by the Government today.
Thursday 15 October 2009
Terror legislation was used to stop a British climate change activist from travelling to Denmark, it has emerged.
Friday 18 September 2009
Green groups have urged Britain's political parties to match their spin with substance by including firm pledges on the environment in their election manifestos.
Saturday 12 September 2009
Monday 23 February 2009
Very careful analysis is still needed before going with the nuclear option. By making this choice we could inadvertently waste time and money and therefore not achieve what we could do by pursuing other options – for example, through energy efficiency, cleaner cars and renewable power.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 1 Bad cattitude: Family call police after crazed and 'hostile cat with a history of violence' attacks baby before attempting to 'flee custody'
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow