Teachers' leaders and Labour education spokesman Tristram Hunt claim this is 'dumbing down'
A fracking company has withdrawn from a shale gas site near Blackpool which was the scene of a series of earth tremors that led to a moratorium on the controversial technology.
Deepwater Horizon disaster firm hold talks with company planning to drill for oil and gas in South Downs National Park
Brighton Pavilion MP was arrested last month during protests outside the Cuadrilla drilling site
A 65-year-old woman and 25-year-old man have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of encouraging or assisting a suicide
'I'm anti-fracking and I'm here to protest. There has been no debate,' she says
A government minister with responsibility for fracking suggested in a private meeting that the innovative gas drilling process could cause houses' walls to shake, it is reported.
“It's a threat to our water. It's a threat to our air. The oil and gas industry wants to frack the UK and only we can stop them,” begins Lush, the handmade cosmetic company, in its online campaign against the controversial method of fracking.
Tom Bawden visits the West Sussex village where events are shaking up old allegiances
Heat and humidity will bring a good chance of heavy showers and even thunder
The Education Secretary Michael Gove’s department has been censured by public spending watchdogs over a plan to set up a state boarding school for inner-city children in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Amol Rajan finds brotherly love at a new family-run restaurant in west London
It seems a lifetime ago since Sir John Chilcot's stopped taking evidence for his inquiry into the origin of the Iraq War and went away to write his report. The public part of the inquiry began on 24 November 2009 and ended on 2 February 2011. Two years, two months and three weeks have since slipped by, with no firm indication yet of when we might see Sir John's conclusions. This is taking so long that even the House of Lords, a place in which time normally stands still, is showing signs of impatience.
A seven-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a "catalogue of errors" at his birth is to receive a compensation package worth £8.5 million.
A Church of England priest used the respectability of his cassock to groom and sexually abuse young boys along with his organist, a court heard today.
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