Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The Green Paper also pledges a scheme to […]

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US jury found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkiller was dangerous and failed to warn consumer An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by “promoting” a controversial weedkiller has defended her action. Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey tweeted: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!” on […]

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘fired over anti-Trump texts’

FBI agent Peter Strzok ‘fired over anti-Trump texts’

Media captionFBI’s Peter Strzok: Anti-Trump bias claims ‘deeply destructive’ A veteran FBI agent who exchanged anti-Trump text messages with a colleague during the election has been fired from the FBI, his lawyer has said. Peter Strzok has been accused by Republicans of being biased against Donald Trump, and seeking to prevent his election victory. Mr […]

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped ‘Trump phone call’

Media captionOmarosa Manigault Newman: The audio tapes A former adviser to Donald Trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the US president after her dismissal last year. In the tape played on US TV channel NBC, a voice presumed to be Mr Trump’s expresses surprise at Omarosa Manigault […]

WWE wrestler Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies aged 63

WWE wrestler Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies aged 63

Image copyright WWE WWE wrestler Jim Neidhart has died at the age of 63. Also known by his stage name The Anvil, Jim was part of the Hart Foundation tag team with his brother-in-law Bret Hart. The American wrestler was also father to Natalya, a WWE Women’s and Divas champion who says her dad was […]

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa’s monkeys and apes?

Image copyright Getty Images Endangered monkeys and apes could face new risks if Africa becomes a big player in the palm oil industry. Most areas suitable for growing the oil crop are key habitats for primates, a study suggests. The researchers, who are examining palm oil’s possible effect on Africa’s biodiversity, say consumers can help […]

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Vienna named world’s most liveable city

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

Fukushima child statue: Residents complain about radiation suit

Fukushima child statue: Residents complain about radiation suit

Image copyright AFP Image caption A symbol of hope or bad PR for Fukushima? Fukushima residents have reacted angrily to the statue of a boy in protective gear, saying it gives the impression of a city still contaminated after the 2011 nuclear disaster. Fukushima’s nuclear plant was hit by a tsunami in 2011, causing the […]

Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

Rainbow trout can now be called salmon in China

Image copyright iStock Image caption The rainbow trout has been labelled as the true victim of the move If you think there’s something fishy about the salmon you’re eating, that could be because it’s not salmon. New rules introduced in China mean rainbow trout can now be labelled and sold domestically as salmon. Why? Because […]

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing in England. The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The Green Paper also pledges a scheme to […]