Nothing escapes the winds of change now sweeping through BP, not even the exploration team that for more than a century powered its profits by discovering billions of barrels of oil. Its geologists, engineers and scientists have been cut to less than 100 from a peak of more than 700 a few years ago, company sources told Reuters, part of a climate change-driven overhaul triggered last year by CEO Bernard Looney. Hundreds have left the oil exploration team in recent months, either transferred to help develop new low-carbon activities or laid off, current and former employees said.
Britain will team up with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, Saint Lucia and the Netherlands to help communities around the world that are threatened by climate change to adapt and build resilience, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will say on Monday. Early warning systems for storms and investments in flood drainage and in drought-resistant crops could form part of the measures promoted by the new Adaptation Action Coalition, Johnson's Downing Street office says. Britain holds the rotating presidency of the G7 group of industrialised countries this year and Johnson said he would make the need for a resilient economy a priority within that framework.
The three-year contract to design and manufacture a prototype will support more than 100 jobs in Northern Ireland, the MoD said.
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The NSPCC said worried friends and neighbours are increasingly contacting them with fears for children trapped in abusive homes during the pandemic.
He spoke out after polls found a majority of voters thought Scotland was likely to be independent in the next 10 years.
Labour’s Opposition Day debates on Monday will focus on the Government’s ‘proposed increase in council tax’ and its plans for employment rights.
The former health secretary thinks the public should be wearing air filtration masks in public spaces instead of cloth or surgical masks.
Ministers won't commit to reopening schools in England after Easter holidays. Stubbornly high Covid infection rate means no end in sight for home schooling for most pupils
London still lags behind all other regions in terms of the total number of jabs given, having delivered around 641,000 since December 8.
The Health Secretary said the vaccination rollout is making ‘brilliant progress’ but Covid cases have been ‘incredibly high’.
Police warned those planning to demonstrate during the court appearance of those accused of toppling the statue of slaver Edward Colston risk a fine.