Data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government shows that 9% of new houses built between 2017 and 2018 were built on land with at least a one in 100 chance of annual river flooding, or a one in 200 chance of sea flooding. … [Read more...] about UK weather: Fears flood defences may burst as rivers reach highest levels in history
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Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far? Will a UK-US trade deal lower food standards in the UK? US firms seek changes to UK standards on beef and drugs Farmers seek food standards law after Brexit On chlorine-washed chicken, Mr Johnson said the process was the same as that used by EU farmers to treat their fruit and vegetables. … [Read more...] about UK-US trade deal: Envoy attacks ‘myths’ about US farming
Why is the government stopping sales of it? The moisture in the wood is a vector for pollutants that can cause breathing problems, heart ailments and lung cancer. When burned, damp wood produces more smoke than dry logs. This includes tiny particulates known as PM2.5 that are more harmful than bigger flakes of soot because they can penetrate deep into the respiratory system and bloodstream. Government figures show coal and wet wood is responsible for 38% of PM2.5 pollution in the UK, three times as much as road transport. … [Read more...] about Coal and wet wood burning: how will UK restrictions work?
“As we speak, our coalition forces are supporting brave Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops in their duty of liberating Mosul. I’m proud of the part the UK is playing. More than 70% of our airstrikes have been focused around Mosul and we’ve struck more than 380 targets. At the same time we’ve trained and continue to train more than 31,000 Iraqi and peshmerga troops.” … [Read more...] about US role in Isis fight will continue under Trump, says UK minister
Parents at Cottesmore St Mary’s Catholic primary school in Hove had two children in quarantine, the Argus reported . Hangleton primary school, also in Hove, sent an email to parents informing them that a pupil’s family were self-isolating because of “a connection to one of the health centres affected by the coronavirus”. It said: “At this time there is a low risk for anyone attending the school.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: man linked to UK outbreak released from hospital