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The official cost of HS2 could soar by tens of billions of pounds next year when a government review accounts for record levels of inflation.
Hundreds of military personnel in training to deal with strike chaos
Hundreds of military personnel are being trained to drive ambulances and fight fires as public service unions push ahead with strikes this Christmas.
Over 2 million Britons unable to afford energy may unplug from grid
The boss of Utilita Energy has warned that Government intervention is needed to prevent winter deaths.
Sunak promises police 'whatever they need' to crack down on protesters
Rishi Sunak has blasted the "completely unacceptable" disruption to people's lives at the hands of eco protesters.
MPs report senior Tory to police over sexual assault claim
A senior Tory backbencher has been reported to the police by fellow MPs for alleged rape and sexual assault.
NHS cancer care will not be disrupted by nurses’ strike action
Patients receiving chemotherapy or dialysis will be spared the disruption caused by NHS staff walking out later this month, union bosses have confirmed.
‘Stalking nightmare left me suffering from PTSD’, says TV presenter
Barrett, 54, was convicted of stalking after a court heard how he stared into the windows of Ms Traquair’s house, monitored what she ate and took a chainsaw to bamboo fencing she had put up to stop him prying. Ms Traquair has spoken out about the toll of the stalking …
Anger as Faroe Islands renew fishery agreement with Russia
Ian Gatt, chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, said: “It is hugely disappointing, if not surprising, that Faroe has concluded a fisheries agreement for 2023 with Russia. “It was very clear what should have happened. Instead, Faroe has breached its moral obligations to the international community by proceeding.” …
Therese Coffey sets up £20m fund to plant more trees
Therese Coffey has urged people to plant more trees to combat disease and climate change problems.
Egypt's tolerance to climate change saves 'coral worldwide'
It's easy to think that the dazzling display of fish and coral is what makes reefs in the Red Sea special.
Jeremy Hunt urges households to slash energy use
The cost to the government of shielding households from soaring energy bills will double to up to £5 billion a month next year.
Michael Gove supports ‘Awaab’s law’ to save children in mouldy flats
Michael Gove does not have "confidence" in the leadership of a housing association that owned the flat where toddler Awaab Ishak died after exposure to mould.
UK net migration figures hit new record high at 504,000
Home Secretary Suella Braverman vowed to bring down migration after overall numbers hit a record high of 504,000.
Honouring medals for Britain's nuclear test heroes
Veterans who took part in the UK's nuclear test programme will receive a medal recognising their service following years of campaigning.
Unions inflict Christmas misery as they announce more strikes
Britain faces a nightmare before Christmas as unions threaten to bring the country to a standstill.
Polluters’ fines can restore rivers, suggest Tory MPs
At least 44 Tory MPs have called on the Government to invest fines from polluting water companies into restoring the nation's sewage-filled rivers.
Global warming deal on life support, warns Alok Sharma
Alok Sharma has warned the goal of keeping global warming within 1.5C is on 'life support' following the end of the COP27 climate summit.
'Moment you dream of' - Researcher's joy as pigeon 'rediscovered'
A rare bird last spotted 140 years ago has been "rediscovered", researchers have announced.
Energy bills still set to soar in April despite financial aid
Households will see "no end in sight" to the energy crisis with millions facing even higher bills next year, experts have warned.
'Time will run out' Campaigner's dire warning on climate change
A campaigner warned on Friday that our natural world could perish unless climate promises are backed up with action.
Brazilian president-elect Lula vows to halt destruction of rainforest
Brazil's president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has vowed to do "whatever it takes" for his country to achieve zero deforestation.
£30m investment in nature 'right thing to do', says Therese Coffey
Environment Secretary Therese Coffey says protecting and restoring nature must be at the heart of tackling climate change.
Windfall tax rise grabs £14bn from oil and gas profits
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled a package of windfall tax increases to raise £14billion for government coffers.
Inventors receive funding to 'revolutionise our rail'
Self-charging trains could soon 'revolutionise our railways' after inventors received Government funding, the Transport Secretary has said.
Jeff Bezos pledges fortune to fight climate change
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has vowed to give away most of his £105billion fortune.
‘Help us create wildlife haven for displaced victims of destruction'
Chris Packham has urged generous Daily Express readers to help create a haven for floundering species.
'It's common sense' to help women hit by global warming
Governments controlling vast amounts of public funds must cut the impact of climate change on women and girls, Therese Coffey has insisted.
Birds of prey under threat as illegal killing at record high
Dozens of birds of prey were illegally shot, poisoned or trapped last year, conservationists have said.
Late arrival of winter swans gives clues to our climate's warming
A pair of Bewick's swans have arrived at a British nature reserve heralding the official start of winter but the latest since 1965 - highlighting global warming.
'Ticket sales for elephant tourism must be banned now’
Springwatch presenter Megan McCubbin has called for a ban on UK firms selling tickets to tourists for unethical elephant sites abroad.