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Mark Ruffalo tells Cameron his UK fracking push is an 'enormous mistake'

Published on the guardian website on 8th February 2015
Story by Adam Vaughan

Actor records video message to the UK prime minister accusing him of going back on his word by failing to respect public opposition to fracking

Mark Ruffalo

Actor: Mark Ruffalo

David Cameron is making an enormous “legacy mistake” by going all-out for fracking in the UK, the actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo has warned.

The actor, who is famous for his role as the Hulk in the Avenger films and who stars in Spotlight about the Boston Globe’s investigation into Catholic child abuse, is a prominent anti-fracking campaigner who lobbied successfully for a ban on the controversial technology in New York.


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Hopes rise for the Pride of Hayling


The Hayling Island ferry

Published in the Portsmouth News on 5th February 2016
Story by Ray Cobbett from Havant Friends of the Earth

The closing of the Hayling Island ferry last year after 30 years of service caused consternation among residents of all ages and visitors alike.

The 300-metre link between Portsea and south Hayling has worked for hundreds of years and was once operated by rowing boats and then by steam.

In more recent times the Pride of Hayling ploughed to and from Eastney completing some 70,000 individual passenger trips in the year before being withdrawn and then sold to new owners.

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Plans for new Hayling Ferry are ready to be submitted

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 25th January 2016 

The Hayling Island ferry

Heated public meeting hears that residents are desperate for return of ferry link between Hayling and Portsea Islands.


A CLEAR business plan is ready to be submitted to get a ferry back in service, a packed meeting heard.

But backers of the Hayling Ferry warned that external funding will be needed to get the boat on the water again.

More than 150 people crammed into The Royal Shades Pub on Hayling Island for a heated public meeting.

There were strong statements from members of the public about how the ferry is a vital environmentally-friendly transport link and helps tourism on both Portsea and Hayling islands.

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