Environment

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 under 18s, over 60s and disabled people will also be suspended as part of a £1.6 billion government bailout for London’s transport system that has seen revenue dry up during...

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 planning to invest in clean power in Scotland as part...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Britain braced for destruction, damage and threat to life as Storm Ciara approaches

The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” amber weather warning for parts of the UK with Storm Ciara barrelling towards Britain and set to batter the country with gales, gusts and “thundersnow”...

Ex-minister’s scathing attack on PM who ‘can’t be trusted’ on climate issues

The prime minister has come under a scathing attack by a former energy minister and president of the COP 26 UN climate summit who said Boris Johnson admits “he doesn’t really get” climate change...

‘Victory for passengers’ as Northern rail renationalised; Javid gives HS2 boost

The mayors of Manchester and Liverpool have hailed the government’s decision to renationalise the failing Northern rail franchise as a “victory for passengers” while calling for major investment to fix the north’s railways. HS2 is...