Breaking news: MEPs and NGOs call on EU to step up the fight against wildlife crime

Catherine Bearder MEP's campaign in the European Parliament to keep vital EU air quality legislation on the table has paid off, after a cross-party group of MEPs voted against withdrawal. Read more

Conservative MEPs refuse to back EU targets to slash plastic bag use

MEPs are set to give the final seal of approval today to binding targets to cut plastic bag use in the EU by 80% by 2025. Conservative MEPs are expected to abstain in the vote, after having refused to back the new limits in a committee vote last month.

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Catherine Bearder MEP: Supreme Court judgement shows UK must do more to tackle deadly pollution

Catherine Bearder MEP: Supreme Court judgement shows UK must do more to tackle deadly pollution

The Supreme Court today has just ruled that the UK government is not doing enough to meet EU air quality limits, in a case brought by environmental lawyer group ClientEarth.

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Court ruling: EU standards to protect animals in transport should extend beyond Europe

Court ruling: EU standards to protect animals in transport should extend beyond Europe

EU laws that protect live animals during transport should apply to journeys taking place outside the EU, according to a judgement today by the European Court of Justice. 

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Malta votes to reject hunting ban in contravention of EU law

This weekend Malta narrowly voted to reject a spring hunting ban to protect migratory birds flying to Northern Europe.  

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High levels of pollution in UK show need for Europe-wide limits

High levels of pollution in UK show need for Europe-wide limits

Air pollution in the UK is set to high levels today, prompting health warnings from the government. Those with heart or lung problems and the elderly are being told to completely avoid strenuous physical activity, while even healthy people are being warned to cut down on the amount of physical ex...

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London comes joint 6th in European City Ranking on Air Quality

London comes joint 6th in European City Ranking on Air Quality

London has come joint sixth in a new study by the European Environmental Bureau that ranks 23 major cities in Europe according to their efforts to improve air quality. Zurich topped the ranking followed by Copenhagen, while Lisbon and Luxembourg came last.

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About Catherine

Catherine is known all over the south east region as a passionate campaigner and hard-working activist. A former local government councillor and development officer in major national charities, she has a long record of fighting for local people and the issues that concern them. Read more