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Former civil servant will continue to be part of panel in an unpaid position

MPs call for inquiry into shale gas drilling after earthquakes

Ministers were facing growing pressure last night to investigate the safety and environmental impacts of drilling for shale gas after fears that it could have triggered two small earthquakes in Lancashire.

Investigation into Chris Huhne election expenses

The Electoral Commission is to investigate Cabinet minister Chris Huhne's election expenses.

Leading article: Chris Huhne: the untold story

Chris Huhne, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has dominated the headlines for three weeks now. The intensity of media interest is justified by the seriousness of the allegations against him.

Huhne file is sent to prosecutors

Essex Police will this week send a case file to prosecutors in the case against the Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, over allegations that he persuaded his estranged wife, Vicky Pryce, to accept three penalty points for speeding on his behalf.

Chris Huhne: Police contact prosecutors

Police investigating allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne dodged punishment for speeding have made contact with prosecutors, it was disclosed today.

Chris Huhne and ex-wife questioned by police

The Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was interviewed by police yesterday over allegations he tried to evade punishment for speeding.

Police quiz two in Chris Huhne investigation

Police investigating allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to evade punishment for speeding carried out two interviews today.

I have confidence in Chris Huhne, says David Cameron

David Cameron said today he had confidence in beleaguered Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, who is fighting claims he persuaded his ex-wife to accept speeding penalty points on his behalf.

Chris Huhne's denials fail to shore up party support

Chris Huhne's chances of keeping his Cabinet job were further undermined when Liberal Democrat colleagues began for the first time to openly question whether he should stay on.

Huhne faces expenses complaint

Under fire Cabinet minister Chris Huhne was under fresh pressure today following the disclosure that he faces a complaint about his general election expenses.

Village People: Regency remnant passes

The death of the Earl of Onslow this week has robbed the upper house of one of the last of its shameless eccentrics.

Chris Huhne is subject of formal criminal investigation

The pressure grew on Chris Huhne last night after Essex Police disclosed it had launched a formal criminal investigation into claims he attempted to evade penalty points for speeding.

The Sketch: Huhne's own golden rule? Deny everything

MPs claimed they wanted to know how the Golden Rule was going to operate in the Green Deal to make the Heat Incentive scheme improve the Quarterly Renewable Waste strategy. Or so my notes say.

Detectives to quiz Chris Huhne over speeding claims

The Energy Secretary Chris Huhne came under fresh pressure yesterday after detectives said they want to speak to "key individuals" over allegations that he tried to evade punishment for speeding.

Police plan interviews over Chris Huhne

Police are to speak to "key individuals" over allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to evade punishment for speeding.

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