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Plastic microbeads in hygiene products should face outright ban by 2017, say MPs

Products should be labelled if they contain plastic microbeads, the committee said

An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs have said.

12:33am Wednesday 24 August 2016

Operation to refloat grounded oil rig 'should start before Tuesday morning'

The Transocean Winner drilling rig is stranded on the beach of Dalmore, on the Isle of Lewis

Officials hope to attempt to refloat the oil rig grounded on the Western Isles within the next three days.

5:04pm Saturday 20 August 2016

National Trust returns 100 water voles to England's highest freshwater lake

Water voles will be reintroduced into Malham Tarn in Yorkshire (National Trust/PA)

Water voles are being returned to a lake in the Yorkshire Dales in what is thought to be the highest reintroduction project for the endangered mammal in Britain.

2:28am Friday 19 August 2016

50,000 litres of fuel thought to have leaked from rig aground on Lewis

People are being urged to stay away from the beach as teams continue to work and a temporary 300-metre (980ft) exclusion zone has been set up at sea

More than 50,000 litres of fuel is believed to have leaked from an oil rig that ran aground on the Western Isles.

7:19pm Thursday 11 August 2016

Public warned off beach after oil rig runs aground

The Transocean Winner oil rig ran aground on the Isle of Lewis after high winds hampered a towing operation

People are being urged to stay away from a beach on the Western Isles as salvage teams work to secure an oil rig carrying 280 tonnes of diesel that ran aground after being blown ashore in severe weather conditions.

12:31am Tuesday 9 August 2016

Parky at the Pictures (In Cinemas 18/8/2016)

Reviews of The Childhood of a Leader; Cosmos; Clean Hands; Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods; Blinky Bill: The Movie; Behemoth; The Confession: Living the War on Terror; Almost Holy; and Tickled

7:30am Thursday 18 August 2016

Scrapyard with 50 years of dumped waste to be restored to peat bog

The 15-acre scrapyard is to be restored to the wildlife-rich peat bog it was built on (Shropshire Wildlife Trust/PA)

A 15-acre scrapyard littered with tyres, oil and car parts is to be restored to the wildlife-rich peat bog it was built on, conservationists said.

8:00am Monday 15 August 2016

Wind plays havoc with Rio 2016 schedule

A Union Flag blows in the wind at the Lagoa Stadium on the second day of the Rio Olympics Games.

Blustery conditions impacted the second day of the Rio 2016 Olympics, leading to delays, cancellations and disruption.

7:31pm Sunday 7 August 2016

UK household greenhouse gas emissions up 3% in 2012/13

The carbon footprint statistics from the Environment Department reveal the UK's wider role in the output of emissions which cause climate change

The "carbon footprint" for the pollution caused by UK consumption has increased slightly, official figures show.

4:04pm Tuesday 2 August 2016

Sir Steve Redgrave: 'Private school students have more chance of being Olympic champions'

Sir Steve Redgrave: 'Private school students have more chance of being Olympic champions'

The former Olympic rower said private schools give students greater diversity of sports and better coaching opportunities.

7:02am Tuesday 2 August 2016
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