A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
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Monday 13 January 2014
Environmentalists accuse Prime Minister of trying to 'bribe' local authorities
Sunday 15 December 2013
George Eustice argues that reducing quotas will result in more fish being discarded – at least until 2016, when a discard ban begins to be applied
Saturday 07 December 2013
Literary prescriptions for modern ailments
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.
Saturday 30 November 2013
An initial bulletin detailing the basic events of the Glasgow pub helicopter crash could well be issued soon by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) team.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
The bomb-detector maker Chemring has drawn up plans to sell off non-core units in a move the company hopes will boost both its finances and its flagging share price.
Tales from the Trees: Errington Wood, North Yorks - Take to the high ground for a look back over the millennia
Saturday 05 October 2013
Even before you've consulted the car park signs, you just know this hump-backed wood heaves with history. There's something about its location that speaks of ancient concerns: positioning, clear lines of vision, the importance of higher ground. Then, as my wife dons a pack and I lift my son on to my shoulders, we pass information boards that confirm it. Stone Age man quarried here; by the Bronze Age, it had been re-imagined as a resting spot for chieftains. One look around and you understand why.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
The Government was accused of playing fast and loose with Britain’s energy security last night after Centrica finally lost patience with its refusal to offer subsidies to bolster the country’s gas supplies and pulled out of a deal to build two major new storage projects.
Balcombe protesters to be evicted as Ed Davey contradicts David Cameron’s claim that fracking boom can bring down energy bills
Monday 09 September 2013
Six-week protest outside a potential fracking site in West Sussex village dealt a blow as eviction order is served
Saturday 07 September 2013
Ineos is considering closing down one of its plants in Scotland because of rising costs and a fall in the production of gas from the North Sea.
Thursday 29 August 2013
Day of alcohol and drugs ended with fatality as the ill painter slept, inquest hears
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Thursday 13 June 2013
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.
Climate change threat to North Sea oil and gas output from increasingly intense storms caused by global warming
Monday 10 June 2013
Bigger waves could damage oil rig platforms and make it harder for staff to do their jobs
Sunday 26 May 2013
Armed police boarded the flight at Stansted airport after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort the Boeing 777
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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