“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
The news that fortnightly collections are here to stay has delighted both green campaigners and cash-strapped councils. Independent research showed that reverting to weekly bin collections would have cost councils – and taxpayers – £530m over four years. It would also have led to a drop of about 5 per cent in England's recycling and an increase in overall waste levels.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
The Government was accused of performing a U-turn on rubbish collections today after it was revealed councils will not be forced to bring back weekly bin rounds.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Viridor Waste Management, part of the utility company Pennon, has bought a family-ownedrecycling business for £1.7m.
Monday 30 May 2011
Councils are to be encouraged to reinstate weekly bin collections with the lure of financial incentives, it was reported tonight.
Thursday 26 May 2011
From recycled materials, to digital screens, to bling that could rival a royal tiara, there’s a frame style for everyone. Get the picture?
Tuesday 17 May 2011
'How many trees does it take to make a book?' is a commonly asked question. But artist Kylie Stillman has found out how many books it takes to make a tree.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Whether it's dead space or tired but workable furniture, I hate waste. Maybe that makes me naturally green-minded. Whatever. Beyond the un-chic domain of composting and insulation, what are the eco style choices for the modern home?
Sunday 08 May 2011
Britain has slipped eight places to 28th for the production of clean technology, such as recycling plants and biofuels, over the past two years.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Whether your focus is recycling, simple disposal or an odour-free environment, these are the best bins to suit the needs of the most demanding of kitchens...
Monday 11 April 2011
Councils will be banned from fining people who infringe bin collection rules, under government plans. Only the most serious cases of fly tipping will carry penalties, under changes to town hall powers due next month.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Financial incentive schemes designed to encourage householders to recycle more are being shunned by the majority of councils, research suggested today.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
The soft drinks group Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced plans to set up Europe's biggest plastic-bottle recycling plant in North Lincolnshire by entering into a new joint venture with ECO Plastics. The plant will double the amount of recycled plastic currently produced in the UK – from about 35,000 tonnes last year to more than 75,000 tonnes.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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