Gove accuses councils of vandalism over tree felling

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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

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

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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

Charting the downfall of the ‘famous five’ superheads

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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

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

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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

UK to ‘take back control’ of waters after exiting fishing convention

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UK to ‘take back control’ of waters after exiting fishing convention Michael Gove announces withdrawal from London fisheries convention and claims leaving EU fisheries policy will be good for environment The government has announced its withdrawal from an arrangement that … Continue reading

Heavyweight Brexiteers go public as 60 Tory MPs demand clean break from the EU

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Sixty Tory MPs including seven ex-cabinet ministers have demanded Theresa May pulls Britain out of the single market and customs union amid fears her Brexit stance could be watered down. Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, John Whittingdale and Theresa Villiers … Continue reading