Garden centre and retail giant Homebase has announced it will stop using bee-harming neonicotinoids. It's a great win for Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause campaign which has been urging the firm to act.
Its stunning white beaches and sandy dunes make Druridge Bay a hotspot for people and wildlife. But this beautiful Northumberland getaway is in danger of losing its charm. A huge coal mine has been proposed in the area, which would be a disaster for the climate and the local community.