Caroline Spelman

Women's Contribution to the Economy

Caroline Spelman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Caroline Spelman

Women do make a vital contribution to the global economy, and International Women's Day is an important opportunity to raise awareness of this and how the female economy is the key to a sustainable future.

Are Men Really More Competitive Than Women?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Heffernan

The problem isn't, therefore, that women aren't competitive. The problem is that, in our society, they're smart and able enough to see that they're unlikely to win. And who in their right mind would enter a contest in the belief that they'll lose?

Opposition Mounts Over Badger Cull

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

The fate of thousands of badgers is hanging by a thread as an appeal was heard against proposals for two pilot culls on Tuesday. Mr Justice Ousele...

David Cameron Drank Wine As He Fired Welsh Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Politics

If you were a old Etonian prime minister with a reputation for 'chillaxing' too much and not having enough women in your inner circle, surely the last...

ResHUFFle: Gongs For The Boys, But Nothing For The Sacked Women

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is under pressure to explain why he has failed to give honours to the women sacked from Cabinet in this week's reshuffle, while men who'...

Government: We Won't Sell Off The Forests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

The Government will not sell the public forest estate, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said today, after an expert panel recommended it stay in...

Forest Panel Set To Back Publicly Owned Woodlands

PA | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics

Experts asked to examine the future of England's woodlands after the Government's failed forest sell-off bid are today set to back publicly-owned fore...

Light Fantastic: Power Restored After Freak Storms

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

The vast majority of homes left without power following this week's freak storms have been reconnected, according to suppliers. Northern Powergrid ...

Environment Minister Visits Flood-Stricken Areas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman will visit the North East of England today as home-owners, businesses and the insurance industry count the cost...

Government To Help With The Water Bill

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Households struggling to pay their water bills are to receive help through new social tariffs, according to the government. Water companies will be...

Could The Hosepipe Ban Be Lifted Sooner Than Expected?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

The UK's biggest water company has said it could lift its hosepipe ban sooner than expected after wet weather reduced the risk of drought. Thames W...

Reclaim the Night

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

A piece of advice for the population at large: young girls wear short skirts. They do. This is not a picture of asking for rape. This is an on-going discovery of one's sexuality, the equivalent of a teenage boy waking up and deciding suddenly that he wants to hoik his trousers down past his bottom so his Gap boxers, bought by his mother, are on show.

Spelman Warns On Drought

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has raised the possibility of standpipes returning to UK streets if the country is hit by a third dry winter in...

It's Time to Crash the High-Tax, Non-Growth, Pseudo-Green Party - Who's Coming With Me?

Raheem Kassam | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

I thought you'd be interested in this party because you'll actually be footing a lot of the bill. Not just now, or at the event, but for the foreseeable future too. You and the world's poor that is (the 99%, if you will), funding a jaunt for European paper producers to talk shop on protectionism and how they'll continue to racketeer from developing nations.

Environment Secretary's Son Banned For Taking Banned Substances

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Sport

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman's teenage son Jonathan has been suspended from playing rugby for 21 months after admitting that he took banned ...

Drought Warnings Extended Until Christmas

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Drought has been declared in a further 17 English counties, with the Environment Agency saying water shortages could last until Christmas or beyond. ...

What’s the True Cost of Water?

Dr Rose Timlett | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Rose Timlett

Sometimes, we just take it for granted that we can turn the tap on and there it is, but what happens when the rivers run dry? This may sound a little dramatic - but then, so does a UK drought and hosepipe ban in spring.

The Coalition U-Turn Files In Full

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics

The possibility of a coalition re-think on child benefit for households with a higher-rate taxpayer will arguably be one of the biggest backtrack by m...

Cabinet Minister Drops Fight To Keep Son's 'Banned Substance' Use Secret

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman's rugby-playing teenage son Jonathan is "deeply sorry" for taking banned substances, the Cabinet Minister said ...

Why Was A Large Man Dressed As A Badger Spotted At Westminster?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Politics

Naturalist Bill Oddie took a man dressed up as a badger to Westminster on Tuesday morning to protest at the government's decision to cull the animals....

High Court Refuses To Continue Spelman's Son's Privacy Injunction

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

The High Court today refused to continue a privacy injunction won by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman's teenage son Jonathan, but the order rema...

High Court To Rule On Cabinet Minister's Son's Privacy Injunction

PA | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

The High Court will rule today on a bid by the teenage son of Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman to continue a privacy injunction. Earlier this...

South East Of England 'Officially In A State Of Drought'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

The south east of England is now in a state of drought, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The region joins parts...

South East Of England 'Officially In A State Of Drought'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

The south east of England is now officially in a state of drought, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said. Water firms hav...

'We Need Urgent Action Now': Environment Secretary Sets Out Green Goals

PA | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Politics

The world must set a series of new goals for a greener economy at a major conference in June, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said on Thursday....