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David Derbyshire is an award winning freelance journalist who writes about the environment, science and the countryside.  
He has more than 15 years' experience writing features and news stories for Britain's national newspapers.
As the Daily Mail's first Environment Editor, he covered everything from UN climate change talks and wind farms, to the plight of red squirrels and the decline of honeybees.  
He has also been the Mail's Science Correspondent, the Daily Telegraph's Consumer Affairs Editor and the Telegraph's Science and Medical Correspondent.
Based in Hampshire, he has written for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines - including
the Daily Mail, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, the Observer, the Daily Express and the Daily Star Sunday - as a freelance journalist.
He uses his extensive experience in print journalism to offer media training and consultancy to universities, scientists, charities and businesses.

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Recent Stories and Features


Observer Technology: 'Liquid Light finds use for polluting CO2 gas.' 07/12/14.

Daily Mail: 'The great moggie mystery - why do cats sit in ciircles and then refuse to move?' 19/11/14.

Daily Mail: 'The Brit behind the triumph: the maverick spinal cord surgeon Geoffrey Raisman.' 21/10/14.

The Observer: 'Healing trip: how psychedelic drugs could help treat depression.' 05/10/14.

National Trust Magazine: 'Powering the future,' Autumn 2014.

Daily Mail: 'The milkshake that would make Homer Simpson blush. Krispy Kreme's latest drink contains more calories than burger and chips.' 21/09/14.

Daily Mail: 'How high-tech cars without keys have put thieves back in the driving seat.' 12/08/14.

Daily Mail: 'The bugs that want to wreck your summer. Think you're seeing more creepy crawlies this year? You're right - and they're bigger than ever.' 26/07/14.

Daily Mail: 'How fruit juice has turned into junk food.' 27/06/14.

Daily Mail: 'As even the PM says he can't make calls on holiday... Why are our mobile phone signals so patchy?' 24/06/14.

Observer: 'How genetics can create the next superstar racehorse.' 22/06/14.

Institute of Food Technologists Future Food 2050: 'Ending food waste in the developed world.' 18/06/14.

The Times: 'Why hungry men appreciate the fuller figure.' 06/06/14.

The Times: 'Why World Cup referees will struggle to keep cool heads in Brazil.' 05/06/14.

The Times: 'Background noise comes with a health warning.' 04/06/14.

Daily Mail: 'How the world went nuts for Nutella.' 26/05/14.

Daily Mail:  'The Deadly Diesel Deception: We were bullied into buying diesel cars to help fight global warming. Now experts say 'green' fuel is killing us.' 01/05/14.

Daily Mail: 'Why Lucky 7 really is the world's magic  number.' 10/04/14.

Sunday Times: 'Slimline turbine puts wind powered railways on track.' 30/03/14.

Land Business: 'Liquid Assets: Why it pays to keep your water clean.' 27/03/14.

Daily Mail: 'It's the Southern Lights! Aurora Borealis is seen in Gloucestershire as spectacular solar display colours the night sky across Britain.' 01/03/14.

Daily Mail Femail: 'Headaches. Hair loss. Even strokes and cancer. The terrible cost to your body of a broken heart.' 27/02/14.

The Observer: 'Should we be mindful of mindfulness?' 23/02/14.


Daily Mail: 'Why we should all go nuts for nuts.' 29/11/13.

Daily Mail Femail: 'Why those supermarket half price deals aren't the bargains they seem.' 27/11/13.

Daily Mail: 'Up to 16,000 hens crammed into a shed, and many NEVER see daylight. But believe it or not, these are free range chickens.' 16/11/13.

The Observer: 'The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances.' 20/10/13.

Daily Mail: 'Pilots dozing at 30,000ft? It may be the stuff of nightmares but it is terrifyingly common.' 27/09/13.

Daily Mail: 'Biological immortality - do lobsters hold the key to eternal life?' 12/09/13.

Guardian: 'Africa's mines ditch polluting practices to produce first Fairtrade gold.'  06/09/13.

Daily Mail: 'The 15 ton fat berg that nearly gave Britain a nasty suprise - how our love of cooking oil and take away food is leading to a rise in giant sewer blockages.' 08/08/13.

Daily Mail Femail: 'Are mosquitoes really attracted to some people more than others?' 08/08/13.

Observer: 'Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle.' 28/07/13.

Daily Mail Femail: 'Could daily vitamin pills take years off your life?' 24/07/13.

Daily Mail Femail: 'Is there any point in buying Factor 50 sun cream?'18/07/13.

Daily Mail Femail: 'How wrinkle creams could wreck your skin - the rise of cosmetics skin allergies.' 11/07/13.

Daily Mail: 'The dreaded alien eating your garden and home - Japanese knotweed and the attack of the clones.' 09/07/13.

Daily Mail: 'Tea bags - the new enemy of the planet!' 02/07/13.

The Observer: 'Wine tasting - it's junk science.' 23/06/13.

The Sunday Times: 'How herpes hit the price of fish.' 23/06/13.

The Times: 'How to make the perfect cup of tea.' 08/06/13.

The Times: 'Commuters too polite to pass on bugs.' 07/06/13.

The Times: 'How Jane Austen caught the zeitgeist of medical belief.' 07/06/13.

The Times: 'Studies that started HRT scare were'flawed' says specialist.' 06/06/13.

Daily Mail: 'Would you fly on a plane with no pilot? As the first passenger plane with no one at the controls roars over Britain, passengers could soon face a worrying dilemma.'  16/05/13.

Daily Mail: 'Thought the threat to our noble ash was over? They could all be diseased in 10 years.' 14/05/13.

Observer: 'Nine gardening myths debunked.' 28/04/13.

The Sunday Times: 'Gardens bubble over as more Britons take the hot tub plunge.' 21/04/13.

The World Today: 'Alzheimer's Disease - A cruellist final chapter.' April 2013.

Daily Mail: 'Cuddliest twins in the jungle: Young gorillas get a hug from mum after a busy day exploring the forest.'  21/03/13.

My.Life.Style: 'Veg to plant now.' 18/03/13.

Daily Mail: 'The great printer ink rip off.'  06/03/13.

Daily Mail: 'Are no calorie noodles the Holy Grail of dieting?' 25/02/13.

Daily Mail: 'Why blasting into space is safer than walking.' 14/02/13.

My.Life.Style: 'Allotments - a beginner's guide.' 29/01/13.

My.Life.Style: 'Wet, wet, wet - my top tips.' 25/01/13.

My.Life.Style: 'What you need to know about fracking.' 10/01/13.

My.Life.Style: 'Green motoring - keeping down the cost of petrol.' 09/01/13.

My.Life.Style: 'Turn down your TV and other money saving tips.' 09/01/13,

The Sunday Times: 'The awkward silence over your genetic flaws.' 06/01/13.

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