Viridor set to see prices fall

Pennon warned that lower landfill volumes and slipping waste material prices could hurt its waste management business, wiping the gloss off a rise in its half-year profits.

Minister's cold feet on waste plant funding sets precedent

Withholding of PFI cash due to protest is bad news for similar operations planned across country.

Rise in 'lost' asylum seeker cases

Border officials have lost track of a population of asylum seekers and migrants the size of Cambridge, a critical report by MPs has said.

Cinema's enduring alien landscape wins award after £10m clean-up

They were the haunting black beaches that helped to put the noir into the classic British gangster film Get Carter and provided the bleak futurist backdrop for Alien 3.

Beauty award for the coal-stained coastline that inspired filmmakers

They were the haunting black beaches that helped put the noir in the classic British gangster film Get Carter and provided the bleak, futurist backdrop for Alien 3.

Cane Toads: The Conquest 3D (PG)

I'm afraid so: a documentary, in 3D, about... toads.

Bid to cut environment red tape

The Government today called on businesses to suggest ways to reduce the "burden" of regulations which protect the environment, as part of its drive to cut red tape.

Austerity drive hits Balfour's UK business

Balfour Beatty yesterday warned that market conditions were set to remain tough as it revealed that the coalition Government's austerity measures were beginning to hit its UK business.

Raghu Rai captures sad scavengers on camera

The great Indian photo-journalist Raghu Rai, commissioned by the British architect John McAslan, has produced an extraordinary portrayal of the lives of the kabaris – waste-pickers who comb through and recycle thousands of tons of waste dumped daily on Delhi's biggest landfill site, Ghazipur.

Angus MacDonald: 'I would hate to ever retire. At 85, I still want to be doing this'

A Scottish entrepreneur explains his plans to take whisky-waste galore and turn it into electricity

Fans run riot as River Plate sink to second tier

River Plate fans reacted to the first relegation in their club’s 110-year history with a violent rampage that put 25 police officers in hospital.

Countdown To Zero (PG)

Lucy Walker's history of the atomic bomb isn't half so potent as her previous documentary, the Academy Award-nominated Waste Land, about the chaotic rubbish dump in Rio.

Last Night's TV: Shameless USA/More4<br />History Cold Case/BBC2<br />Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth/BBC1

Frank Gallagher's drunk, Fiona's still in charge and the police are at the door: the only difference is, they're in Chicago. Well, not the only difference; as faithful as the first episode may have been to the specifics of its British counterpart, Shameless USA is quite a different beast. Slicker, cleaner, the cast considerably more photogenic (or, at least, sporting rather superior sets of teeth). They're mutations that will inevitably prompt cries of betrayal from fans of the original. Already, William H Macy has been criticised for offering too sober a version of Frank. But that would be to treat it as a straightforward adaptation, which, hopefully, it's not. With the US churning out some of the best television dramas around at the moment, it would be an awful shame for the audiences to be met with a mere carbon copy. What would be the point of watching both?

Letters: Intensive farming methods

Use of drugs in farming puts human health at risk

Neapolitans protest at rubbish crisis

Garbage vans were overturned and their contents strewn across the street as exasperated Neapolitans took to the streets in protest at the local authority's failure to deal with the city's mounting rubbish crisis.

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