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Huhne's career in the balance as police look into speeding claims

Chris Huhne will attempt to carry on as normal today despite allegations threatening to destroy his political career about a speeding fine that may have been blamed on the wrong driver.

Huhne awaits police probe decision

Police will decide this week whether to investigate claims that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne asked another person to take driving penalty points on his behalf for a speeding offence.

Huhne hit by wife's claims over speeding offence

Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, was hit by fresh controversy last night after his estranged wife claimed that he asked someone to accept driving licence penalty points on his behalf.

Chris Huhne: No reform now means bigger reform later

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UK says a resounding 'NO' to AV

Campaigners against changing the way MPs are elected claimed a "resounding" victory tonight as the No camp gained an unassailable lead in the UK-wide referendum.

Tories prepare to rebuild bridges after poll

Conservative ministers are preparing to rebuild bridges with Liberal Democrat colleagues after a bruising referendum campaign which has threatened to strain tensions within the coalition to breaking point.

North Sea firms hit out at 'very, very damaging' tax

The Chancellor's decision to raise the tax charge on North Sea oil firms in his Budget in March came as a "huge shock" to the industry, a Parliamentary committee heard yesterday.

Huhne defends oil tax hike

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne tonight defended the coalition's tax hike on North Sea oil amid warnings that it has hit investment.

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