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Greenpeace condemns Lords committee’s report on fracking

Prominent environment group Greenpeace has accused the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee of 'cherry-picking' evidence for the report that called on the government to make regulated fracking an 'urgent national priority'.

British housing crisis getting worse: RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has cautioned that Britain's housing crisis is getting worse as lack of supply continues to restrict the market.

The number of homes available for purchase in the market has been declining for the last four month. It is the first time that supply of residential property has declined for four months in a row since 2000.

Several Labour PPCs support Miliband’s “railways re-nationalisation” proposal

Several prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) have openly announced their support to Ed Miliband's proposal to put British railways back in government hands.

The Observer reported that a large number of Labour PPCs had undersigned Mr. Miliband's proposal to re-nationalise railways.

China’s ban on British cheese sparks outrage among MPs

Farming Minister George Eustice has expressed disappointment over China's decision of putting a temporary ban on British cheese, adding that food inspectors would inspect all factories exporting cheese to the Asian country to demonstrate their high standards.

Morrisons issues apology for using Angel of the North’s wings as billboard

Supermarket chain Morrisons has issued an apology for using one of the North-East's most familiar landmarks as an advertising hoarding. Morrisons projected a giant image of a French baguette on the wings of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, along with the logo of the supermarket giant.

Parents risk their financial future to help children buy home: Halifax

British parents who helped their adult children in getting on the property ladder are now concerned about their own financial future, according to a fresh report from mortgage lender Halifax.

The report said nearly four in every ten parents who helped their children to buy a house are now concerned about their own finances in their old age, including pension cash.