National Audit Office finds ‘extraordinary waste’ along with failures of governance, oversight and financial controls The Department of Health has wasted a total of £15bn on unused personal protective equipment, Covid tests and vaccines, prompting heavy criticism from the Whitehall spending watchdog. The department spent £8.9bn during 2020/21 and another […]

RSPB shares results as Britons encouraged to spend an hour counting birds in annual Big Garden Birdwatch Watching birds and hearing birdsong have a positive impact on wellbeing for more than nine in 10 people, according to a survey to mark the largest garden wildlife count in the world. People […]

Farmers will be eligible for funding for up to 280 actions that protect environment under new system New farm subsidies regime could be great for nature – if properly funded Farmers in England will be able to receive government funding for up to 280 different actions that protect the environment, […]

Ex-president to be allowed back ‘in coming weeks … with new guardrails in place’ after ban that followed January 6 attack In a highly anticipated decision, Meta has said it will allow Donald Trump back on Facebook and Instagram following a two-year ban from the platforms over his online behavior […]