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Air pollution could increase stillbirth risk, study suggests

Researchers have called for tighter curbs on car exhausts and industrial waste emissions to reduce the risk of air pollutants

Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests.

12:15am Wednesday 25 May 2016

Campaigners urge nationwide response after UK fracking project approved

Anti-fracking campaigners react outside County Hall, Northallerton, after councillors approved an application by UK firm Third Energy

Anti-fracking campaigners have called for a nationwide response to fight the controversial gas extraction technique after a landmark decision to allow it to start in North Yorkshire.

12:20am Tuesday 24 May 2016

Council gives green light for first UK fracking project in five years

The result was met with boos and jeers from protesters who had gathered on the lawn outside County Hall, in Northallerton

Councillors in North Yorkshire have given the green light to the first fracking operation in the UK for five years.

7:12pm Monday 23 May 2016

Concerns over North Yorkshire being known as 'fracking capital of 'UK'

Demonstrators outside County Hall in Northallerton

Objectors to a controversial application to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire have told councillors they do not want the county to become known as the "fracking capital of the UK".

3:17am Monday 23 May 2016

Actor Tom Conti: 'Luvvie' term 'as abusive as the N-word'

The actor said the term was "horrible" and "abusive"

Shirley Valentine actor Tom Conti has said using the term "luvvies" to describe actors is comparable with racial abuse.

11:52am Saturday 21 May 2016

Fracking opponents urge councillors to oppose scheme

Demonstrators outside County Hall in Northallerton, where North Yorkshire County councillors are gathering to consider whether to give a green light to a controversial fracking operation

A succession of people living near a proposed fracking operation in North Yorkshire have told councillors they do not want to be the first community in the UK to allow the controversial gas extraction technique.

3:07am Friday 20 May 2016

New London mayor accuses Boris Johnson of schools pollution 'cover-up'

The report says 82% of the affected schools were in deprived areas

Nearly a quarter of London primary schools are in areas where air pollution limits were broken in 2010, according to a report that the capital's new mayor claims was not published by his predecessor Boris Johnson.

5:54am Tuesday 17 May 2016

UK temperatures top Mediterranean but washout threatened in west

Parts of Britain will be hotter than the Mediterranean at the weekend

Summer is set to get into full swing this weekend as parts of Britain bathe in temperatures surpassing the Mediterranean.

11:25am Friday 6 May 2016

London Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to clean up air and make capital world's greenest

Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged to restore London to safe and legal levels of air quality

Sadiq Khan launched the "most ambitious and wide-ranging plans" to clean up London's air, as he vowed to make the capital the greenest in the world.

11:07am Friday 13 May 2016

UK sees hottest day of 2016 as temperatures hit 21C

A view from Hungerford Bridge of the London Eye and the Thames on a sunny Spring day in London

The UK saw the hottest day of the year on Thursday as temperatures soared to 21C (70F) in London.

5:52pm Thursday 5 May 2016
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