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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Monday 26 January 2009
A 10-mile barrage across the Severn is among five projects on a shortlist for potential schemes to harness the tidal power of the estuary published by the Government today.
Friday 16 January 2009
Sunday 30 November 2008
Britain is this week single-handedly setting out to sabotage a vital safeguard against farmers unwittingly growing GM crops, a secret document seen by The Independent on Sunday reveals.
Friday 17 October 2008
The Scottish government's pledge to householders that their council tax bills would be frozen for a further year was under threat just hours after it was made today, as councils said that a substantial amount of extra money would be needed to fund the measure.
Sunday 05 October 2008
Charities will tomorrow take the Government to the High Court in an attempt to embarrass it over its record on fuel poverty. Help the Aged and Friends of the Earth will press for a judicial review to lay bare ministers' failure to rescue millions of vulnerable people who face a struggle to heat and power their homes this winter.
Friday 26 September 2008
Wednesday 25 June 2008
Gordon Brown has conceded ground in his controversial proposals to reform the planning system in order to head off a major rebellion by Labour MPs today.
Sunday 15 June 2008
London Mayor Boris Johnson, the telecoms group BT and 40 MPs have demanded that Gordon Brown introduces legislation to make big companies report their carbon emissions.
Friday 30 May 2008
The Government is planning to reform data protection laws so pensioners in fuel poverty can be contacted directly and offered help, it was announced today.
Wednesday 14 May 2008
In his obituary of Graham Higman [8 May], Michael Collins captured the otherworldliness of the mathematician beautifully, writes Don Manley.
Friday 09 May 2008
Thursday 24 April 2008
Ministers have been accused of doing too little to cut the bills of 4.5 million people suffering fuel poverty despite promising extra help for the most needy households.
Sunday 13 April 2008
Friday 28 March 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
On the first day of the new Millennium, 1 January 2001, the first record in the log book at Wicken Fen nature reserve in Cambridgeshire was from my nine-year-old daughter: she wrote "large white butterfly".
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