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MPs put forward ‘genuine’ Recall Bill

The government has published new laws that give voters the ability to recall their MPs, but critics say the bill is “meaningless” as it keeps powers in the hands of politicians. The bill, published on Thursday, rules that an MP can be recalled if they are convicted of an...


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‘Don’t ignore garment workers’, activists tell London Fashion week organisers

Campaigners from anti-poverty charity War on Want have called on the UK’s fashion industry not to forget garment workers, often forced to work long hours in despicable conditions in poor countries. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With London Fashion...


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European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...


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Co-operative Energy will begin sustainability fortnight with Community Energy Conference

Industry leader Co-operative Energy will open the Community Energy Fortnight 2014 with a conference exploring the rapid growth of community energy, complete with a panel of leading speakers from across the energy industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The conference...


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Sustainable Development Goals need to consider poverty and climate change

Climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development cannot be tackled as separate entities, claims a new report. Instead a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that considers all off these factors is crucial, it argues. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Scottish Independence: An overview – as shares rise in RBS and Lloyds over plans to leave Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its state-backed peer Lloyds have both confirmed plans to leave an independent Scotland and move its headquarters to England if the Scottish people vote for independence next week – a decision that has resonated well with investors. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Just half of MPs believe that manmade climate change is a fact

A new poll has revealed that just 51% of MPs believe that it is an established fact that global warming is caused by human activities despite the majority of scientists supporting this. The survey revealed considerable difference of opinions among the political parties. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Climate change art project in Bristol shows extent of rising sea levels

Artists, helped by community members and experts, have drown a blue chalk line across Bristol to show which parts of the city  would be underwater because of extreme weather and rising sea levels if action is not taken to mitigate the effects of climate change. A US-born artistic piece...


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Oxfordshire named ‘Social Enterprise Place’ ahead of Social Saturday

Oxfordshire has become the first county in Britain to be officially named a ‘Social Enterprise Place’ by Social Enterprise UK, in recognition of the area’s growing social economy. Social enterprises are businesses that trade with a...


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Personal happiness and healthy environment deeply interconnected, new book says

Our appetite for material things that we cannot have is seriously harming the planet’s resources according to the new book by a researcher from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The book Happier People Healthier Planet:...


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Conflict zones could place crucial crops at risk, study finds

Wild species related to our crops and are crucial as a potential future food resource have been identified in a study. However, researchers from the University of Birmingham said conflict zones could places these species at risk. Crop wild relatives (CWR) are species closely related to our crops, which researchers say...


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Scottish independence: sterling falls as investor confidence struck by Yes gains

The findings of a recent YouGov poll that confirmed the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland has edged ahead of its rival has spurred panic among businesses and consumers over financial uncertainty. The sterling has subsequently fallen to a 10-month low, down 1.1% at $1.6147 against the dollar and down...


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Council’s development opposition ‘automatically’ overturned by planning loophole

A report by Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has highlighted that steep targets set for councils over the building of new homes has allowed building developers to bypass resistance from regional councils and build on greenfield sites The paper, titled Targeting the countryside, analysed and compared appeal decisions...


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UK faces ‘literary crisis’ as 1.5 million 11-year-olds unable to read properly by 2025

A campaign launched by a coalition of teachers, charities and publishers has revealed that 40% of poorer children in the UK are not proficient readers, with England now being one of the developed world’s most unequal countries in reading. A report by the campaign Read On. Get On has...


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UK to challenge bankers’ bonus cap in EU court

The UK Treasury’s objection to the proposed EU bankers’ bonus cap will be heard in the European Court of Justice on Monday. If introduced, the new rules will cap all bankers’ bonuses awarded from 2014 at a years basic salary. If shareholders approve, this may be increased to double...



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