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Police arrested teen for allegedly planning shooting at Berkeley, California, high school

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A teenage boy was arrested in Berkeley, California, on Monday after police received a tip he was “recruiting other high school students to participate in a mass shooting and/or bombing” at a local high school. When au...

Street votes on England planning rules ‘will not increase affordable housing’

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Mini-referendums that allow homeowners in England to loosen planning rules and build bigger and taller extensions may do nothing to increase the supply of affordable housing, campaigners have said. “Street votes” have...

Eden Project founder loses planning battle for education centre in Cornwall

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He is the visionary behind the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, two innovative, pathfinding Cornish attractions that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. But Sir Tim Smit’s bid to create a third...

Advocates say people with disability are increasingly ‘forgotten’ in emergency planning

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After being evicted from her short-term accommodation to make way for tourists, flood victim Margaret was left with nowhere else to go. “I would have been homeless, living out of my car with two dogs,” the 79-year-old...

‘Unfathomable’: Narrabri coalmine expansion gets final approval from NSW planning commission

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A $400m coalmine expansion that would result in almost half a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions has been conditionally approved by New South Wales planning authorities. The NSW independent planning commission...

Sunak planning further help with cost of living, Zahawi suggests

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Rishi Sunak is planning further help with the cost of living, the UK education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has said, adding that it would “irresponsible for me to say ‘job done’” days after the spring statement. Zahawi’...

Backlash in rural India over rubber penis in family planning kit

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A rubber penis that health workers are using as part of a family planning kit to demonstrate how to put on a condom has sparked anger in rural India, where sex remains a taboo subject. Some members of the ruling Bhara...

Planning a loft conversion? Seven key factors to consider

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On paper, it’s the ultimate property no-brainer. Why move house when you can add an entire new floor – and extra value – to your home, for significantly less stress, upheaval and money? Enquiries about loft conversion...

‘Computer says road’: call for change to ‘crude’ planning models

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“Crude” computer programs that prioritise new road building should be banned from the design of new housing because they cause billions to be diverted to roads that could be used for creating more compact communities,...

Lancashire grants planning permission for Eden Project North

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A northern English outpost of the Eden Project has moved a step closer to reality after councillors in Lancashire granted planning permission for the £125m eco-attraction. Eden Project North, which would be built in g...

US claims Russia planning ‘false-flag’ operation to justify Ukraine invasion

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The US has alleged Russia has already positioned saboteurs in Ukraine to carry out a “false flag” operation to use as a pretext for a Russian attack, which Washington says could begin in the coming month. The allegati...

Planning legislation must be amended to protect countryside

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Your leader on urban rewilding schemes (19 November) correctly points out the ecological value of brownfield sites such as Kent’s Swanscombe peninsula. But not all brownfield sites are as valuable, and a stronger “bro...

Government planning ‘to put HS2 on stilts through Manchester’

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Swathes of central Manchester could be blighted by viaducts looming over the homes of thousands of people because the government has refused to fund an underground station in the city centre, Andy Burnham has warned. ...

PM not planning peerage for Owen Paterson, No 10 indicates

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Boris Johnson has no intention of placing Owen Paterson in the House of Lords, government sources have indicated. Speculation that the former Conservative cabinet minister might get a peerage, despite the Commons stan...

From planning ahead to drinking more water: nine simple changes to help improve your wellbeing

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Healthy living should be simple, but given our busy lives it can often be frustratingly difficult. We know we’re supposed to exercise and get fresh air, drink plenty of water, eat nourishing foods and have eight hours...

Planning a loft conversion? Why costs are going through the roof

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It is taking longer and getting more expensive to add value and space to your home. A combination of rising labour costs, a post-lockdown rush to get work done and the spiralling price of supplies mean homeowners who ...

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