Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.

today ~7 min

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Ministers 'seek alternatives' for UK sat-nav

The government says it is after all ideas for a sovereign satellite-navigation system post-Brexit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~5 min


The long-running debate over greening the land

UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~5 min


Brexit: Ireland's land bridge to the continent boosts air pollution in the UK

Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.

William Bloss, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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EU budget would be 'disastrous' for research

Sixteenth thousand academics urge EU leaders to increase investment over the next seven years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min


US cars 'must be left out of post-Brexit trade deal'

UK safety campaigners raise concerns about an increase in the number of US deaths caused by SUVs.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 17, 2020 ~5 min


UK government wins bid for OneWeb satellite firm

A government-backed group is set to pull broadband firm out of bankruptcy to help deliver sat-nav system.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 3, 2020 ~4 min


Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids

British firms fail to win leading roles in the expansion of the Copernicus Earth observation project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~9 min


Brexit: UK starts work on buying own sat-nav system to rival Galileo

Ministers fear over-reliance on US-based GPS in the event of an attack or technical failure.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 26, 2020 ~5 min


Google wants to move UK users' data to the US – what does that mean for your rights?

Reports that UK citizens are to lose the data protection from GDPR are overblown.

Henry Pearce, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth • conversation
March 4, 2020 ~5 min

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