• ‘Tree champion’ appointed in the UK to boost planting and curb urban felling

    ‘Tree champion’ appointed in the UK to boost planting and curb urban felling

    • June 13, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Environment Secretary Michael Gove has appointed a “tree champion” to boost planting rates and prevent unnecessary felling of street trees. The move, part of the pledges in the Government’s 25-year environment plan, comes amid a controversial tree-felling programme in Sheffield which has seen police deployed and protesters arrested.

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  • Huge wind farm opens off North Sea coast

    Huge wind farm opens off North Sea coast

    • June 13, 2018

    By Dave Higgens, Press Association The fifth biggest wind farm in the world has opened off the Norfolk and Lincolnshire coast, with 91 huge turbines. The Race Bank development will be capable of powering more than half a million UK homes, according to the Danish energy firm Orsted. The turbines are the first to use

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  • City minister vows to protect bankers’ ability to work across EU after Brexit

    City minister vows to protect bankers’ ability to work across EU after Brexit

    • June 13, 2018

    By David Hughes, Chief Political Correspondent Free movement of bankers across the European Union should be protected after Brexit, the City Minister has said. Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen said the Brexit deal would “protect the mobility of workers and professionals” across the continent. In a speech to City leaders, he promised that

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  • Remainers warn of future rebellion risk despite PM’s Brexit concessions

    Remainers warn of future rebellion risk despite PM’s Brexit concessions

    • June 13, 2018

    By Andrew Woodcock and Sam Lister, Press Association Political Staff Pro-EU Conservatives have signalled they remain ready to rebel on Theresa May’s flagship Brexit Bill if she fails to deliver a truly meaningful vote for MPs on the divorce settlement. The Prime Minister was expected to emerge unscathed on Wednesday from a second day of

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  • SNP:  Mundell should quit after Brexit ‘power grab by backdoor’

    SNP: Mundell should quit after Brexit ‘power grab by backdoor’

    • June 13, 2018

    By Katrine Bussey, Political Editor, Press Association Scotland Relations between the Scottish and UK governments have reached a new low as furious SNP leaders threatened to withdraw their cooperation with Westminster, accusing Conservatives there of forcing through a Brexit “power grab” by the backdoor. Scottish Government ministers and SNP MPs were outraged when amendments to

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  • May sees off potential rebellion over Brexit bill

    May sees off potential rebellion over Brexit bill

    • June 13, 2018

    Theresa May has seen off a potential defeat over her flagship Brexit bill, after last-minute concessions which could give MPs a bigger say on the final withdrawal agreement and make a “no-deal” exit much less likely. MPs voted by 324 to 298 to reject a House of Lords amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which

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