How to catch a bike thiefGuardian Unlimited | 06 Apr 2011
A reformed bike thief tells how to stop your cycle from being stolenAccording to Immobilise, the police-backed property register, a bicycle is stolen every minute in the UK and less than 5% are ever recovered. The sad truth is that you can use a couple of chunky locks and leave your bike in busy,...
All road users must be held accountableGuardian Unlimited | 01 Apr 2011
We must bring equal protection and the potential for equal punishment to everyone on the road. Last week I presented a 10 minute rule bill in the House of Commons called "dangerous and reckless cycling (offences)". In 2007, Rhiannon Bennett was walking with friends on a pavement when a cyclist approached at speed yelling, "Move, because I'm not stopping." He hit Rhiannon who fell and smashed her head on the kerb. She was taken to hospital but died six days later.
Transport to remain big polluter under new EU planYahoo! News | 28 Mar 2011
Europe's transport chief called for a shift away from fossil fuels on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the economy from oil price spikes but critics said his strategy lacked meaningful action.
PortZED, the self-powered apartmentsGuardian Unlimited | 24 Feb 2011
The UK's largest ever off-grid housing development will have a traffic light system prompting residents to keep their energy use low, say developers awaiting planning permission. PortzED is the 67-apartment development dreamed up by Bill Dunster - the architect famous for the BedZed eco-development in Sutton – and it is designed to be entirely self-powered.
Council plans to remove cycle highwayGuardian Unlimited | 23 Feb 2011
Brighton and Hove city council appears determined to abolish its cycle highway despite the fact that demolition will cost £1.1m. Mary Mears, council leader, said the decision to remove the cycle lane which connects South Downs national park with Hove's seafront was a response to "concerns" from residents and users. She said: "We remain committed to the safety of the cycling fraternity. Unlike some other cycle lanes in the city, the Grand Avenue/Drive scheme is not well used or appreciated.
Cyclists less safe on Blackfriars BridgeGuardian Unlimited | 21 Feb 2011
Transport for London is planning to remove a section of the cycle lane, which will allow cars to move faster. As a daily cyclist travelling from South London to the Guardian's office in Kings Cross each day I was taken aback to spot these two posts by The Londonist and Cyclists in the City blogs....
A million trees for England: but who gets them?Guardian Unlimited | 02 Dec 2010
Trees are unequivocally a good thing. My father-in-law was a forester and I named my daughter Sylvia in recognition of his life's work. She has already planted a sweet chestnut tree on a London common, and we'll do so again this weekend. So the government's announcement today of a "partnership...
Northern Ireland's green homes by the seaGreen Building Press | 10 Oct 2010
Some of Northern Ireland's most energy efficient homes are to be built in the scenic seaside village of Carnlough. The Stormont Social Development Minister, Alex Attwood, has paid a visit to the site of the old Drumalla House which has made way for the innovative Co Antrim project.
Speech in full - Oliver LetwinEpolitix.com | 04 Oct 2010
Speech by Oliver Letwin, minister of state, cabinet office, to the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
Spring about to 'explode' in BritainGuardian Unlimited | 19 Mar 2010
Experts believe release of pent-up energy after such a long, hard winter could produce the most spectacular spring in years.
Plan for 'eco-village' on siteBBC | 08 Sep 2009
Plans for a housing project in Nottinghamshire have been put forward just after an eco town on the same site was rejected.
Water effort needs campaign - studyGreen Consumer Guide | 10 Oct 2006
A government-backed campaign to save water would have a major effect on UK consumers, according to the results of a new study.
Parliament softens EU clean-air lawEurActiv | 28 Sep 2006
The proposal to revise the directive on ambient air quality is part of a wider 'Thematic strategy on air pollution' put forward by the Commission in September 2005.
Recycling: Tenement plans welcomedFriends of the Earth- Scotland | 28 Sep 2006
Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomed funding plans to increase the amounts of waste recycled by those living in tenements and high rise flats.
Greens home energy efficiency targets bill welcomedFriends of the Earth- Scotland | 28 Sep 2006
Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Association for the Conservation of Energy welcomed the formal introduction, in the Scottish Parliament, of a Member's Bill aimed at improving energy efficiency levels in Scottish homes.