Permitted development rights need review, say MPs

THE UK GOVERNMENT should pause any further extensions of permitted development rights (PDRs) for change of use to residential, and conduct a review of the role of such PDRs in the wider planning system in England, says the Housing, Communities and Local Government...

Aid agencies warn of looming famine in Tigray

THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION warns that time is running out to prevent a looming famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where an estimated 5.2 million people are facing acute food insecurity. Members of a joint United Nations and non-governmental organisations team have...

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