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  • Tony Abbott attacks 'merchant bankers' gobbledegook' after Turnbull's Neg win – politics live August 14, 2018
    National energy guarantee wins support from Coalition party room despite internal opposition. All the days events, live 6.39am BST I have known this man for many years and I can tell you, he absolutely fricking loved being able to do this:This campaign video from One Nation is the funniest thing I've ever seen. 6.37am […]
    Amy Remeikis
  • Scotland's mountain hare population is at just 1% of 1950s level August 14, 2018
    Culling and loss of moorland in favour of conifer forests blamed for severe decline in wildlifeThe number of mountain hares on moorlands in the eastern Scottish Highlands has fallen to less than 1% of the level recorded more than 60 years ago, according to a long-term study.The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the RSPB […]
    Press Association
  • Sanitary bins could come to men's toilets in war on wet wipes August 14, 2018
    London Assembly call for bins to be placed in men’s toilets so items that could cause blockages are not flushed awayMen using public toilets in London may soon be confronted with an unusual new arrival in their cubicles.Sanitary bins, familiar for years in female loos, are poised to be introduced into male conveniences in an […]
    Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
  • Which cities are liveable without air conditioning ... and for how much longer? August 14, 2018
    Mapping the world’s cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climates – and how global warming would further narrow the field Continue reading...
    Antonio Voce
  • Toxic 'red tide' algae bloom is killing Florida wildlife and menacing tourism August 14, 2018
    This year 267 tons of marine life, including thousands of small fish and 72 Goliath groupers, have washed up along 150 miles of the Gulf Coast from the unrelenting bloomWith its long, white, sandy beaches, Sanibel Island off the coast of south-western Florida is usually a perfect place for families to enjoy these last days […]
    Mallory Pickett in Sanibel, Florida