Environment

The highly critical National Audit Office report into the government’s awarding of £18 billion in procurement deals has been overshadowed by infighting in the Labour party and the prime minister’s green plan for the UK. The parliamentary watchdog made a number of startling findings including a lack of transparency, failures to explain why certain suppliers were awarded contracts and the...
Asda sustainable store

Asda sustainable store pilots in Leeds with value for money in...

The well-known grocery outlet in Middleton, Leeds, has been transformed into the first Asda sustainable store. If this pilot lives up to its promise of making eco choices easy and affordable for customers, Asda intends to adapt the model...

The Dido Problem – bags of gold and an ox’s hide. Why Baroness Harding...

The UK has reached a “critical juncture” with the government announcing a three tier alert system to try and defeat the coronavirus. From the outset of the pandemic the country...

Government is ‘all mouth and no action’ on environment and bio-diversity

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...

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

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...

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 arrests as thousands of XR...

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 under 18s, over 60s and...

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...

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...