A Canadian company has discovered that Nenthead may be sitting on one of Europe's biggest deposits
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Monday 07 May 2012
After weeks of rain, parts of the country enjoyed some brighter weather yesterday, but the outlook for today turns stormy again as torrential rain and thunderstorms move in to bring the bank holiday to a close on an extremely damp note.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Documents reveal public body knew of massive discrepancy in cost of nuclear project
Sunday 08 April 2012
The view from a log cabin
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Tens of thousands of householders are facing another day without power after freezing gales and snow brought Britain's early summer to an abrupt end.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
85 years, 14 male bosses. Now momentum is growing for a change at Broadcasting House. Ian Burrell reports
Saturday 10 March 2012
Cheltenham specialist O'Neill ready to peak at another Festival, he tells Chris McGrath
Thursday 08 March 2012
Passenger trains could be run by the organisation responsible for cleaning up after Britain's nuclear-power industry.
Sunday 26 February 2012
An NHS chief who spoke out against the Government's controversial Health Bill last night claimed he had been the target of political "smears" by Andrew Lansley's department.
Monday 20 February 2012
A widow has been reunited with her husband's seven war medals which were lost in the 2009 Cumbria floods.
Monday 20 February 2012
Motorcycling nurse Hettie Hopkins set up a national board for Wales for the Royal College of Nursing. Then, progressing to a small car, she also raised the money for a new RCN headquarters in Cardiff.
Friday 10 February 2012
Burst water pipes are causing problems on the country's roads as the big freeze persists.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
1. The Mournes Walks by Paddy Dillon
Walks in the Northern Irish Mourne mountains that take in the rugged coast and beautiful forest parks.
Friday 27 January 2012
This is Simon Armitage's second shot at an alliterative epic. His Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007) was highly entertaining: perhaps more entertaining than this version of Morte Arthure, but only because Gawain contains more startling images. As a feat of re-telling, The Death of King Arthur is more remarkable and sustained. One single decision makes it: consistency of tense. Epic medieval poems switch from past to present in a way that jars modern ears. Armitage held to this in Gawain, but here chooses past tense throughout.
Friday 13 January 2012
Reginald Hill, the author of the Dalziel and Pascoe crime novels, has died aged 75.
Friday 06 January 2012
"Talk of health and safety can too often sound farcical or marginal. People think of children being given goggles to play conkers," David Cameron said yesterday, explaining that 2012 will be the year when he wages "war on the excessive health and safety culture".
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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