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Gove accuses councils of vandalism over tree felling

Councils are committing “environmental vandalism” by felling thousands of trees unnecessarily, Michael Gove said yesterday. The environment secretary said that Britain’s forests were already “pathetically small” compared with the rest of Europe. He added that the problem was getting worse … Continue reading

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No 10 lines up replacements for Damian Green

Downing Street has started discussing who could replace Damian Green. It follows claims of a widening Cabinet Office inquiry into whether he viewed pornography on a parliamentary computer and whether he made inappropriate advances to an activist. Michael Gove is … Continue reading

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Theresa May allies accuse Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of ‘sordid’ attempt to oust Philip Hammond

Theresa May’s allies have accused Boris Johnson and Michael Gove of a “sordid” attempt to oust Philip Hammond in a secret memo to the Prime Minister. Mr Johnson and Mr Gove have accused the Chancellor of letting the EU hold … Continue reading

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Charting the downfall of the ‘famous five’ superheads

We examine how five school leaders lauded by former edu-sec Michael Gove have since fallen from grace The government this week announced its intention to withdraw its funding from the Durand Academy Trust. The schools group has vowed to fight the … Continue reading

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Michael Gove calls for end to ‘bonkers’ Sheffield tree felling plan during visit to city

ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY Michael Gove has asked Government officials to explore ways to stop the controversial cutting down of trees in Sheffield as part of a road improvement scheme. Mr Gove visited the city on Wednesday to see for himself the … Continue reading

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Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council’s claim charity is ‘working with’ authority on tree-felling

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy. The Woodland Trust has said while it met with council leaders over the issue in April, none … Continue reading

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Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has made an extraordinary intervention in the Sheffield tree-felling saga, writing to council leader Julie Dore and chief executive John Mothersole to demand an end to the controversial programme. In a letter seen by The Yorkshire … Continue reading

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