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MPs see Heathrow expansion as top priority for the economy, poll shows

A decision on airport expansion has been left to new Prime Minister Theresa May

Most MPs believe a third runway at Heathrow is the major infrastructure project that will benefit the UK economy the most, according to a new poll.

8:16am Wednesday 27 July 2016

Government must deliver on 25-year environmental plan, campaigners urge

Floods, air pollution, water pollution and chemicals in the atmosphere cost billions of pounds a year, environmentalists have warned

Ministers must deliver on a manifesto pledge for a 25-year plan to boost nature and cut the costs of environmental damage, it has been urged.

12:29am Tuesday 19 July 2016

Brexit and its impact on the Oxfordshire countryside

Otter. Picture by Rob Appleby

Uncertainty about the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU extends to the natural world. Matt Jackson from the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust highlights what the risks are, and what we might do about it.

5:11pm Friday 8 July 2016

Airport expansion decision deferred until at least October

An aerial view of Gatwick Airport in Sussex

The decision on expanding airport capacity in south-east England has been deferred until at least October, the Government said.

10:00am Thursday 30 June 2016

34 councils urge Government to back third runway at Heathrow

The leaders of 32 local authorities signed a letter to the Transport Secretary stressing that it is 'now time to make a bold decision' and expand Heathrow

A number of councils have urged the Government to back the building of a third runway at Heathrow to support job creation and economic growth.

12:49am Sunday 10 July 2016

Brazil Sports Minister insists Zika virus no threat to Olympics athletes or fans

Brazil's Sports Minister insists the Zika virus will not be a problem for athletes or spectators at the Rio 2016 Olympics

The Zika virus will not be a problem for athletes or spectators at the Rio Olympics, according to Brazil's Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani.

4:14pm Thursday 7 July 2016

Government adopts target for 57% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has moved to quell fears Brexit could undermine the UK's position as a leader on climate action

The Government has adopted climate targets which will require cuts to greenhouse gas emissions of 57% by 2030.

3:08am Thursday 30 June 2016

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

Cosmetics companies urged to 'clean up act' on plastic pollution

An exfoliating daily wash containing micro-beads

As much as 86 tonnes of tiny pieces of plastic known as "microbeads" are washed into the environment in the UK each year from exfoliating scrubs, research has warned.

12:21am Sunday 5 June 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
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