Editor's Picks

SPONSORED: West Midlands joins Great British switch off


It’s the most spectacular – and unusual – light show on Earth. At 8. 30pm on Saturday hundreds of British landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle, will be plunged into darkness for the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour.

Poll: Should sky lanterns be banned?

Revellers light and let go of sky lanterns, but campaigners urge councils to ban them on their land

Local councils are being urged to ban releases of balloons and sky lanterns on their land after balloon litter on beaches rose by more than half in a year.