Vivienne Westwood joins bees protest

Beekeepers calling on the Government to vote in favour of a European ban on certain pesticides have been backed by Dame Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett.

Dame Vivienne Westwood joins protesters in London. Credit: PA

The fashion designers joined campaigners in London to demonstrate against the use of pesticides and handed a petition at No 10 Downing Street.

Beekeepers on Parliament Green. Credit: PA

Other groups involved in the protests included Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Pesticide Action Network UK, RSPB, and the Soil Association.

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Beekeepers stage protest

Beekeepers gathered in Parliament Square today to urge the Government to support an EU-wide ban on certain pesticides. They were joined by campaigners Vivienne Westwood and Katharine Hamnett.