Category: UK news

Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit

Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife lossMore than 650 scientists are urging world leaders to stop burning trees to make energy because it destroys valuable habitats for wildlife.In the buildup to Cop15, …

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U-turn on onshore windfarms likely after Tory rebellion

Culture secretary says potential ‘tweaks’ to levelling up bill will be considered because of MPs’ concernsUK politics live – latest news updatesMinisters will make an announcement on a ban on onshore windfarms in the coming days, including potential “t…

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U-turn on onshore windfarms likely after Tory rebellion

Culture secretary says potential ‘tweaks’ to levelling up bill will be considered because of MPs’ concernsUK politics live – latest news updatesMinisters will make an announcement on a ban on onshore windfarms in the coming days, including potential “t…

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Rishi Sunak searches for Tory compromise over onshore wind U-turn

PM is stuck between two wings of party and at risk of Commons defeat on pro-renewables amendmentRishi Sunak is scrambling to find a compromise on permitting onshore wind amid a growing backbench Conservative rebellion, though No 10 remains fearful of a…

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Robert Jenrick says migrants with diphtheria symptoms will no longer be dispersed around country – as it happened

Immigration minister confirms 50 cases of diphtheria linked to Manston asylum accommodation. This live blog is closedA House of Lords committee has delivered a withering assessment of the measures in the autumn statement for adult social care.Jeremy Hu…

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Alok Sharma backs bid to lift ban on onshore windfarms in England

Tory MP becomes latest member of party to get behind push to drop moratorium with reports Michael Gove also supports moveThe president of the Cop26 climate summit Alok Sharma has become the latest Conservative party MP to support lifting the ban on new…

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Johnson and Truss join rebels against Sunak keeping new onshore wind ban

About 20 Conservative MPs want to end longstanding de facto block on new wind farms in EnglandBoris Johnson and Liz Truss have joined a growing Tory backbench rebellion against Rishi Sunak’s refusal to allow new onshore wind projects in England, in ano…

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