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How to be a traveller close to home

Whether it's an empty wallet, a heavy workload, or a young family tied to the school term that's preventing you from travelling, the situation doesn't have to extinguish your wanderlust.<p>Follow our tips and tricks to see a familiar world with fresh eyes. From camping trips in the back garden to …

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UK's opposition Labour faces collapse in support in Scotland: poll

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour party could be almost wiped out in Scotland at a UK-wide election next year, a poll showed on Thursday, raising questions about its ability to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives.<p>Ed Miliband, leader of Britain's opposition …

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Canoodle with Noodles

Method<p><b>Tofu Hearts Method:</b><br>1. Carefully pat the tofu dry with plenty of paper towels.<p>2. Slice half a cm across the width. Using a heart shaped cutter, …

Environment, Environmental Jobs, vacancies | Guardian Jobs

• Lancaster University<br>• £15,000 tax-free<br>• LANCASTER UNIVERSITY<p>Funded & industry led masters available at Lancaster University in engineering, chemistry, management, environment, computing, social sciences & more.<p>3 days ago<p>Top job<p>London, York and Bristol<br>• From £46,150 (national); from £50,750 (inner …

The growth versus environment narrative needs to change in 2014

<b>Tony Juniper</b> hopes sustainability will be firmly on the political agenda in 2014 but fears the philosophy of growth at any cost will continue<p>The last year was not a landmark one for progress on sustainability here in the UK. The government has remained obsessed with short term GDP growth and the …

Government cuts will hit flood risk work, says Environment Agency head

Flood risk management will be hit by government budget cuts, the head of the Environment Agency has warned as the latest bout of extreme weather batters the UK.<p>Paul Leinster, the EA's chief executive, told an environmental policy magazine that government cuts will impact on how the organisation …

City of Edinburgh Council

Street lighting which could save the Council up to £280,000 a year is set to be rolled out across Edinburgh following a successful pilot.<p>A report to …

Icelandic 'whale beer' condemned by conservationists

Conservationists have criticised the sale in Iceland of a beer which its makers claim contains dead whale.<p>Icelandic brewery Steðji has teamed up with whaling company Hvalur to launch the beer, which is said to contain whale meal.<p>The 5.2% beer, produced in time for the Icelandic mid-winter festival, …

The 8 Smartest Cities In Latin America

Which cities in the region are leading the way toward becoming urban centers of innovation and using technology and civic policy to create better lives for their citizens?<p>Read more:<br>• Top 10 Smartest Cities in North America<br>• Top 10 Smartest Cities In Asia/Pacific.<p>As I’ve written before, all smart …

Warning as trams push cycle lane onto pavement

Shoppers are being directed into the path of cyclists speeding down a busy city centre pavement under botched plans for bikes and pedestrians to …

Alex Salmond prepares for the SNP's biggest moment

There is very little sign that the small Aberdeenshire village of Strichen, a neat, compact place of monochrome granite cottages and church steeples, is home to the man who hopes to become the first premier of an independent Scotland.<p>Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland, has his …

James Collins hopes new attacking style will lead to improvement in goal tally

Hibs’ striker James Collins is hoping that the new tactics employed by Terry Butcher and Maurice Malpas will lead to an increase in his goal tally …