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Prosecutors have asked police to make further inquiries into allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty.

Police hand Chris Huhne 'speeding file' to prosecutors

Detectives investigating allegations Chris Huhne made his ex-wife take speeding points for him have handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Chris Huhne 'speeding' file passed to CPS

Police today passed a file on Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to the Crown Prosecution Service, in relation to allegations that he asked another person to take penalty points for speeding.

Chris Huhne quizzed again over speeding

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has been questioned for a second time by detectives over claims that he made his ex-wife take speeding points for him.

Government unveils plan to cut fuel bills

Big changes in the way Britain organises its electricity production were announced yesterday to meet the triple challenge of climate change, high bills for householders, and security of energy supply.

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More than 2,500 wind turbines will be installed around the coast over the next nine years under plans to be set out today by the Government.

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The arguments for joining the euro have proved bankrupt but virtually none of their proponents has been willing to admit it

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The Government pushed ahead with plans for new nuclear power plants in the UK today as it confirmed a list of eight sites where the next generation of reactors can be built.

ScottishPower investigated over 'misleading' marketing campaign

The energy watchdog Ofgem is to investigate a "potentially misleading" ScottishPower promotion that promised customers savings of £459 a year.

Poland blocks carbon targets

An attempt by European Union environment ministers to strengthen EU action to combat climate change was blocked by Poland last night, prompting a swift rebuke from the energy minister Chris Huhne.

Government refuses to get tough on excess packaging

Tougher measures to reduce the 10 million tons of packaging produced in the UK annually were ruled out by ministers yesterday.

Huhne driving papers handed to CPS

Police investigating allegations that Energy Secretary Chris Huhne dodged speeding points to escape a driving ban have handed preliminary papers to prosecutors.

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