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.
Britain has called for a global phase-out of coal at today's climate talks in Bonn. Yet back home it has given the green light to fracking in Yorkshire and opencast coal mining in Northumberland. Isn't this just hypocritical?