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Defra may approve ‘devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear

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The UK government may be about to approve the use of a controversial bee-killing pesticide, wildlife groups fear. Sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) say that, after pressure ...

Campaigners threaten UK legal action over porn sites’ lack of age verification

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The UK data watchdog must introduce age verification for commercial pornography sites or face a high court challenge over any failure to act, children’s safety groups have warned. The demand in a letter to the Informa...

Ministers should face misconduct charges over Covid crisis, say UK campaigners

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UK ministers should face charges of “misconduct in public office” over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an unofficial inquiry has said. The People’s Covid inquiry, formed by the political campaign group Kee...

Some climate campaigners praise Biden for releasing emergency oil reserves

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In a surprising move, some climate crisis campaigners have praised Joe Biden for ordering the release of emergency oil reserves in an attempt to reduce energy prices across the country. Martedì, the president annou...

Campaigners criticise European zoo proposals to cull adult male gorillas

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Campaigners are hitting back at zoo proposals to cull adult male gorillas, arguing they should be returned to the wild instead.Overcrowding of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in zoos has led the influen...

Campaigners celebrate new UK environment law but vow to fight on

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Dopo 1,056 giorni, three Queen’s speeches, countless hours of drafting, campaigning, protest and debate, the first environment bill for 26 years has passed into law. Environmental activists at the heart of first pressi...

Constitutional rows must not affect rights of children, say Scottish campaigners

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Children’s rights protections must not become the victim of constitutional argument, Scotland’s youth campaigners have warned, as they urge the Scottish government to work at speed to address a supreme court judgment ...

Cosmetic procedure industry is like the ‘wild west’, say campaigners

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The non-surgical cosmetic procedure industry is like the “wild west”, say experts and campaigners, who are calling for the government to stop ignoring increasingly urgent pleas for the regulation of non-invasive proce...

Tax lost in UK amounts to £35bn – almost half, say campaigners, due to fraud

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The amount of tax lost in Britain through non-payment, avoidance and fraud has increased to £35bn, according to official figures. HM Revenue and Customs said the tax gap – the difference between the expected income fo...

Scottish campaigners condemn Cop26 as ‘the most exclusionary ever’

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Scotland-based climate campaigners have condemned “the most exclusionary Cop ever”, as they reveal a waiting list of nearly 2,000 delegates and activists who were still seeking affordable accommodation for November’s ...

Europe’s top 25 banks failing on green pledges, campaigners warn

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Europe’s 25 largest banks are still failing to present comprehensive plans that address both the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, putting their sustainability pledges in doubt, campaigners have warned. While some...

Princess Latifa campaigners disband after cousin says she is ‘happy and well’

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The organisers of a campaign to free Princess Latifa, who was captured three years ago trying to leave Dubai by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, have disbanded it after the latest photograph of the p...

Campaigners march through London in bid to save alpaca Geronimo

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They stood on guard patiently, occasionally resting in deckchairs and, when the showers moved in, scuttling for shelter in farm buildings, but a hardy band of animal-lovers insisted they would put their bodies in the ...

Ethel Carnie Holdsworth: campaigners push to revive fame of working-class novelist

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Ethel Carnie Holdsworth wrote in 1914 that “literature up till now has been lopsided, dealing with life only from the standpoint of one class”. Now the Lancashire mill worker and author, a forgotten name who is believ...

MPs and campaigners alarmed at UK’s ‘discriminatory’ crime reduction plans

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MPs and campaigners have sounded alarm at a series of proposals in the government crime reduction plan, including more frequent stop and search, a trial of “alcohol tags” and criminals undertaking “visible” community ...

Quasi 400,000 more UK homes heading for fuel poverty, dicono gli attivisti

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Quasi 400,000 UK households could be pushed into fuel poverty this winter as energy bills climb by almost 10% as a result of rising gas market prices. Almeno 3 million homes in the UK are already thought to be unab...

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