Boris Johnson eyes biggest overhaul of Britain's planning laws for 70 years in bid to ease system for new homes to be built
Boris Johnson is proposing to relax rules on planning so new homes can be built in the biggest shake-up of the system in 70 years.The Prime Minister will put home ownership at the centre of the proposals to keep his new constituents in former Labour 'Red Wall' seats on side.
Future of the great British cuppa is under threat as climate change could slash tea production in Kenya by a QUARTER, report warns
The British cuppa is at grave risk from climate change, a report warns.Kenya, which produces half the black tea drunk in Britain, faces more floods, droughts and rising temperatures, Christian Aid says.Beyond ruining the lives of countless tea growers, the report says optimal conditions for Kenyan tea production will be slashed by 26 per cent by 2050.
BRITAIN will be smashed by seven days of heavy rain from today with thunderstorms set to batter the UK.- but this week will see torrential downpours and possible flooding.🔵 Read our UK weather live blog for the latest forecasts Weather charts show up to 57mm of rain will fall between Monday and Sunday this week.
Let's subtract litter from these streets! Maths wiz Carol Vorderman is a fine addition to Great British Spring Clean after Japanese showed her the power of volunteering to pick up trash
Britain needs to take a leaf out of Japan's book and put an end to the scourge of litter, Carol Vorderman has urged.The former Countdown presenter is among the stars waging war on rubbish after a trip to Japan for the Rugby World Cup in 2019 left a lasting impression on her.
Britain has tasked naturalist David Attenborough with inspiring action to tackle the issue of climate change as its People’s Advocate ahead of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November in Glasgow, Scotland.COP26 could accelerate measures by the world's biggest polluters to tackle climate change, which activists, scientists and world leaders say could ultimately endanger the planet.
Mail bosses will use drones to deliver PPE and Covid testing kits to the Isles of Scilly in pilot scheme that could be rolled out across Britain
Royal Mail is to trial the use of drones to deliver health and safety equipment, such as Covid testing kits, to the Isles of Scilly.It will be the first autonomous scheduled drone flight between the UK mainland and an island.If successful, the technology could be used in remote areas across Britain.
(Reuters) - The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, reshuffled his team on Sunday after disappointing results in local elections that further strengthened Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson's grip on power.Labour lost control of a number of local authorities and of the parliamentary seat of Hartlepool, previously a Labour bastion for many decades.
ONE of Britain’s most wanted men has been arrested after eight years on the run.Michael Moogan, hunted for his alleged involvement in drug trafficking, had evaded international police by using several false identities.But the National Crime Agency said the 35-year-old — featured in Operation Captura’s fugitives’ gallery after a raid on a Dutch café in 2013 — was held in Dubai on April 21.
The charming toff who made Mick Jagger's Marianne un-Faithfull: It was the love triangle that baffled Britain
.He was an impecunious old Etonian peer who tried and failed to rescue her from drugs.They fell so madly in love that within three days of meeting at a country house party, Marianne Faithfull had all but abandoned Jagger, then the world’s most famous rock star, and announced that she intended to marry the ‘sensitive’ and ‘gentle’ Lord Rossmore, a bachelor who lived with his widowed mother.
England will press ahead with plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions further on May 17, including allowing people to meet indoors, thanks to favourable data on infections and vaccines, the government said on Sunday.The country is in the process of gradually lifting its latest lockdown over a period of months, in line with a four-step plan unveiled in February.
THE EU's most senior diplomat to the UK has warned a "gap of understanding" still exists between London and Brussels over the trade deal agreed last December.This replaced the Brexit transition deal and restored Britain’s place as a fully independent trading nation.The UK withdrew from the European single market and stopped implementing laws made in Brussels.
PRINCE Harry and Prince William still have "a long way to go" to mend their rift, according to a royal expert.Royal author Duncan Larcombe, who penned a biography on Harry, claimed William saw his and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview as an "utter betrayal".
Vaccinations are on the rise, but variants pose a threat - so what should Boris Johnson do?Britain is still facing more than a month of curbs on social freedoms, even though 50million vaccine doses have been administered and death rates are far lower than the five-year average.
AMERICA'S second largest burger chain is making a comeback in the UK after a 20 year hiatus - looking to take on fast food titans McDonald's and Burger King.But where will Wendy's be introduced first?When will Wendy's open its first UK restaurant?
The US firm Wendy's, famous for square burgers, is coming back to Britain after two decades, with plans to open 400 outlets and create 12,000 jobs America's second largest burger chain is coming back to Britain after two decades... vowing to take on McDonald’s and Burger King.
Greeks say holiday cancellations 'pouring in' after the country is designated amber by UK government
Greece's vaccination programme has been criticised as too slow, with just 12% of the population having received both jabs Greece is disappointed that it has been designated an ‘amber’ destination by Britain, with hoteliers reporting that cancellations are “pouring in” from British tourists.
Trevor Smith, who has died aged 83, was an influential figure in Liberal/Liberal Democrat and academic circles for 60 years, more as a “fixer” than as a frontline player.After an early involvement in electoral politics he was appointed a politics lecturer at Hull University in 1962, and rose to become vice-chancellor of Ulster University (1991-99).