Environment

The UK government has been excoriated for its failure to hit 85% of the environmental and biodiversity targets it pledged to meet a decade ago. The government’s own report submitted to the UN, admits a failure to meet 14 out of 20 targets it committed to at the 2010 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan. However, the reality...

Your right to peaceful protest in UK is under threat, says...

Liberty have warned that the right to peaceful protest in the UK is under threat with pre-emptive police measures and “unworkable restrictions” taken against demonstrators. The civil liberties group say forceful and “heavy-handed” police tactics and arrests are being used...

XR’s 10 days of protest starts with arrests at Parliament Square

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors have converged on Parliament Square to begin 10 days of disruption and civil disobedience as MPs returned to the Commons today. Police made at least 90...

London congestion charge back with 30% price hike and end to free buses

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the congestion charge will resume on Monday (May 18) and soon rise to £15 per day, charged seven days a week. Free travel for...

Power giants ramp up clean energy development

Energy companies in the United Kingdom are on track to invest multibillions of pounds in a bid to deliver a cleaner energy. Scottish Power for instance, said that it was...

UK defers installation of clean air zones amid outbreak

The United Kingdom has deferred a plan to install clean air zones in some areas in the cities following the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Called Clean air zones (CAZ), the projects were supposed...
UK floods

UK floods: ministers defend Boris Johnson’s no-show flood response

Boris Johnson's no-show response to the recent UK floods has come in for a barrage of criticism from all sides including Nigel Farrage and Jeremy Corbyn. But his business minister, Nadhim Zahawi, told Sky...

‘Bomb cyclone’ Storm Dennis – record flood warnings, death and destruction

The UK is being lashed by Storm Dennis whose heavy rain and strong winds is leaving a trail of destruction across swathes of the country, closing roads and railways lines with a record number...

China offers to build HS2 in just 5 years for tens of billions less

The UK government is in discussions with a Chinese company who have offered to build England’s HS2 rail link for “tens of billions” less than the forecast £106 billion - and in just five...

£106bn HS2 gets ‘green signal’ – PM promises £5bn for buses and bikes

The prime minister has given England’s controversial high speed rail link the “green signal” despite widespread concerns from environmentalists and politicians about the £106 billion HS2 project. Boris Johnson told the House of Commons he...