Green mortgages are increasingly popular, but do they work? Green mortgage rules are similar to those for a regular mortgage, except that the borrower has to meet the additional BER requirement. Photograph: iStock

These products give preferential rates for high BER rating but can they effect real change?

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Prosecution of former British soldier over Troubles killing defended Dennis Hutchings arriving at Laganside Courts, Belfast, on October 8th, 2021. File photograph: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Dennis Hutchings (80) died in hospital in Belfast on Monday after contracting Covid

MCD faces claims of ‘abrasive management behaviour’ Concert promoter MCD runs the music festival Electric Picnic. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:36

Live promoter ‘looking into allegation of breaches of dignity-at-work policy’

How poor air quality impacts the environments we live and work in The great outdoors: Poor air quality can lead to reduced lung growth and function in children, as well as respiratory infections and aggravated asthma. Photograph: Getty Images

Poor air quality is a serious health issue both indoors and outside with exposure to air pollution causing an estimated seven million premature deaths every year

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