News Anglesey residents fear shale gas speculators will be able to evict them from their homes

The title is a hangover from the feudal era and does not automatically bring with it physical property, but entitlements and duties that would have once been held by a medieval seigneur are often included

Cattle graze in front of British Nuclear Electric's Wylfa Magnox plant in Anglesey, Wales in a 1995 file photo. Japanese energy and engineering company Hitachi has bought Britain's Horizon nuclear project to build four to six new nuclear power stations - and confirmed that it intends to progress with Horizon Nuclear Power's plans to build between two and three new nuclear plants at Wylfa

Rolls-Royce looks to take stake in nuclear power as Hitachi buys Horizon project

Rolls-Royce is talking to Hitachi about becoming an investor in the next generation of nuclear power stations after the Japanese company agreed to buy the Horizon nuclear project for about £700m today.

Wylfa power station given two-year reprieve from closure

A nuclear power station originally planned to shut down in 2010 will continue to generate electricity for another two years, it was announced today.

Olympic Park builder eyes nuclear wind-down deal

The US group that led construction of the Olympic Park and a New York-listed rival are the latest companies considering bids to oversee the UK's £5bn nuclear decommissioning programme.

Red tape threatens GE Hitachi's nuclear bid

The US-Japanese joint venture bidding to build nuclear power plants in the UK could struggle to rush its reactor designs through Britain's notoriously lengthy licensing process.

Red tape threatens GE Hitachi's nuclear bid

The US-Japanese joint venture bidding to build nuclear power plants in the UK could struggle to rush its reactor designs through Britain's notoriously lengthy licensing process.

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Labour savours success at Welsh polls

Labour celebrated its election success in Wales with a mini victory parade by a statue of one its most famous politicians.

Britain set for April showers and strong winds over the Easter holiday

Britain is braced for traditional April showers over the Easter holiday as rain and strong winds are predicted.

'Dark arts' query over spy's death

Secret agents specialising in the "dark arts" might have tried to cover up the mysterious death of an MI6 spy found in a holdall, a coroner heard today.

Nuclear power plans hit as German utilities pull out

Britain's nuclear plans were dealt a massive blow yesterday when two German power giants shelved their £15bn aim to build two nuclear power plants that would have powered six million homes.

Nuclear power plans damaged as the Germans pull out

RWE and E.ON blame impact of Fukushima and lack of finance as they walk away from two new plants

Oldbury nuclear power station stops electricity generation

The world's oldest operating nuclear power station, Oldbury near Bristol, stopped producing electricity today after 44 years of generation.

Search underway for fisherman missing in Irish sea

A search and rescue operation was under way today after a crewman fell overboard from a fishing boat in the Irish Sea.

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