United Kingdom

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A recent protest by the group Frack Free Lancashire. (Photo: @FrackFreeLancs/Twitter)
Ignoring massive local opposition, as well as grave threats to community and climate, the British government on Thursday overruled a local ban to greenlight a controversial fracking project in northern England. "This is a sad day as it is clear to all that this government neither listens nor can it be trusted to do the right thing for local...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
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Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith, Bureau of Investigative Journalism
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A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.