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Thursday 16 January 2014
Political editor shut off his iPad before the 'embarrassing lyrics' started
Friday 27 September 2013
After Ed Miliband's price freeze pledge, David Cameron agrees action is needed to reduce the cost of energy
Thursday 12 September 2013
Are we really that obvious in our ways? It appears we are.
Friday 26 July 2013
The radio station will be powered entirely by bicycles and biofuel for Energy Day in September
Tuesday 21 May 2013
A question thrown up while MPs were arguing over gay marriage is whether fundamentalist Christian teachers should have a legal right to propagate creationism in the classroom. This cropped up while opponents of gay marriage were fighting a rearguard action to ensure that any religious group or individual with a religious objection to gay marriage was protected from anti-discrimination law.
Government to backtrack on Cameron pledge to force Big Six energy companies to give customers cheapest tariff
Monday 04 February 2013
The Department of Energy & Climate Change is expected to further backtrack on David Cameron’s promise to the House of Commons last year that new laws would be introduced “so that energy companies have to give the lowest tariff to their customers”.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Energy firms will be forced to switch all customers onto the cheapest tariffs, saving people from languishing on expensive, out-of-date deals, Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy, announced today.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
An energy company whose customers were hit with bill hikes of 9% last month reported a 38% jump in half-year profits to nearly £400 million today.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Britain’s big energy companies will be forced by law to place customers on the cheapest tariff suitable for their circumstances, David Cameron said today.
Saturday 29 September 2012
A drive to cut electricity bills for thousands of families from next year will be launched today by Labour at the start of its annual conference.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
The energy watchdog has paid more than £1 million in bonuses to staff in the past two years.
Friday 20 April 2012
Sunday 15 January 2012
Plans to install smart energy meters in every UK home could cost households even more, a consumer group warned the Government last night. A new report by Which? claims ministers are too hands-off about the £12bn project and are not properly in control of the costs. They warn that customers may not be protected from sharp price rises.
Friday 30 December 2011
Friday 30 December 2011
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' involving 300,000 pieces of rubbish must be averted, warn scientists
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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- 2 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 3 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 4 David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him
- 5 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time