The spill’s on us

It was a sombre end to the FOE evening when there was a showing of a programme about events at Bhopal on 3rd December 1984. The programme, narrated by talented British actress Indira Varma, was no rabble rousing call for action but an attempt to assemble the facts. A...

Paperless banking…

About a year ago I went paperless with my HSBC bank account, instead using internet banking. It suits me this way, as I download all my transactions from the website and its great as I am saving a few trees by not getting the bank statement and all the other leaflets...

Airport Expansion: Do Not Swallow

Activists dole out free 'Flyagra' pills to Solihull shoppers    Local environmental activists fighting the proposed expansion of Birmingham International Airport (BIA) will be handing out free 'Flyagra' pills to Solihull shoppers on Saturday...

Super-sized lorries coming to a road near you?

Can you imagine a 25-metre long lorry trying to squeeze down your local roads? It might happen. A new breed of super-lorries is now being considered, 50% longer and over a third heavier than existing 44-tonne lorries. Let's make the Government realise these...

A new energy system in 40 years?

It seems very radical to many people to say we must de-carbonise our energy supply by 2050, to save the atmosphere. However, it may be useful to look back at how much things have changed over the last 50 years. I used to go to my granny’s house in the 1950s, on a...