Eleven million people are at risk of death from hunger and thirst as the effects of continuing drought in East Africa are compounded by regional conflict, the UN special investigator on the right to food has warned.
Local authorities are being invited to bid for funds from a £16 million pot available to promote recycling to residents living in their area.
Recyclers north of the border are being invited to apply for grants to help divert more waste away from Scottish landfills.
The Chemical Industries Association has launched an online tool designed to explain at the click of a mouse what companies need to do to comply with the REACH regulations and how much it is likely to cost them.
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