Three Moscow prison inmates died when a section of its roof collapsed last week. Officials said it was not immediately clear what had caused the roof to fail.
Hundreds of millions of pounds meant to fund renewable energy have been swallowed up by the Treasury. The Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation fund was set up in 2001 to give grants to renewables projects by taking money from consumers' electricity bills. Since it was established the fund has raised £321M, but £210M has ended up in the Treasury's coffers.
The Government was attacked by its own global warming watchdog this week for failing to meet targets on climate change. In its first report since being set up, the Commission for Sustainable Devlopment said Britain has increased its carbon emissions by 9% since 1999. It is supposed to cut emissions by 12.5% by 2012.