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Almost 400,000 more UK homes heading for fuel poverty, campaigners say

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Almost 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. At least 3 million homes in the UK are already thought to be unab...

Brexit campaigners ‘surprised’ by sour relations with EU, says Lord Frost

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The deterioration in relations with the EU, partly driven by the Northern Ireland “sausage war”, has come as a surprise to those that campaigned to leave the bloc five years ago, the government has admitted. The Brexi...

Campaigners call for global response to ‘unprecedented’ oppression in Xinjiang

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The Chinese government is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, where it has escalated its oppression of Turkic Muslims to unprecedented levels, Human Rights Watch has said, as the NGO called on governments ...

Campaigners celebrate new UK environment law but vow to fight on

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After 1,056 days, 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...

Campaigners condemn latest UK move to delay overhaul of gambling laws

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UK government proposals to overhaul gambling legislation have been delayed until spring, the Guardian understands, prompting a warning from campaigners that the postponement could lead to more suffering and even suici...

Campaigners condemn plans for New Forest desalination plant

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Plans to build an energy-hungry desalination plant inside the New Forest national park to provide drinking water for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been condemned by campaigners including the broadcaster Chris P...

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 force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast

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Shell will be forced to halt oil exploration in vital whale breeding grounds along South Africa’s eastern coastline after a local court blocked the controversial project. The court order calls for an immediate halt to...

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 ...

Campaigners say UK airport expansion plans must be suspended amid new climate goals

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The UK government must suspend all airport expansion plans until it sets out how they fit with its legally binding climate targets and the advice of its own experts, campaigners have warned. In a letter to ministers, ...

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...

Campaigners try to block Edward Colston display at Bristol museum

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Campaigners who want the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston restored to its plinth in Bristol are urging supporters to block-book tickets to the museum where it is on display daubed with graffiti, so that that ...

Campaigners welcome extra protections in domestic abuse bill

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Campaigners have welcomed news that ministers will make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence punishable by five years’ imprisonment. The government confirmed on Monday that it would introduce the legisl...

Climate campaigners call for halt to regional UK airports expansion

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The government must intervene to stop the planned expansion of a number of small airports around the country if it is to meet legally binding environmental targets and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, ca...

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...

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