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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 17 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


Daily Mail: 'Is ANY bottled water better than tap? Our investigation may surprise you - and save you a small fortune.' 16/05/15.

Daily Mai: 'Is sweetener hidden in 6,000 products a danger to your health? As Pepsi drop aspartame in America - yet keep it in YOUR drinks - scientists insist it's totally safe.' 15/05/15.

Daily Mail: 'Artichoke flavour. Birch tree sap. Even black water. How 'plant waters' are the new celebrity health fad.' 12/05/15.

Daily Mail: 'How your dog could give you a killer disease: superbugs, parasites, TB - read on and you may never let your pet lick your face again.' 27/04/15.

Daily Mail: 'Turn down the brightness, close down apps and keep it cool: Simple tips on how to make your mobile battery last longer.' 07/04/15.

Observer: 'Why people leave their bodies to medical research - and what happens.' 10/03/15.

Daily Mail: 'Is organic milk really a better pinta? As one in four households now buy it due to cheaper prices, David Derbyshire investgates.' 16/02/15.

Daily Mail: 'Dippy vs Bluey! Battle of the BIG beasts: as the Natural History Museum's beloved diplodocus dinosaur faces being replaced by a blue whale, which is the most awesom?' 30/01/15.

Institute of Food Technologists Future Food 2050: 'Feeling full on less food,' 20/01/15.


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

Daily Mail: 'The great moggie mystery - why do cats sit in circles 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.

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

aily 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.



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