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Ministers are reportedly reviewing laws that would allow fracking to be carried out underneath houses without the permission of the owners.

Last Night's TV: Autistic Driving School, BBC3<br />The Landscape Man, Channel 4<br />Welcome to Lagos, BBC2

I wrote an article once," chuckled Julia, a driving instructor from Leicester. "It was called 'Watch Out, Autistic Drivers About!'." Did you know that autistic drivers are allowed on the road? I'm not sure I did, but then I'm not sure I'd ever thought about it. If I had, I suppose I would have assumed that they drove just like anyone else – why ever not? Though whether or not that is to underestimate the challenge faced by Julia's pupils is another question entirely.

BP's profits rise 135%

Oil giant BP today said profits hit 5.6 billion US dollars (£3.6 billion) in the first three months of 2010 - more than double the level last year.

Tevez gripes stem from Mancini's need for team-building

Complaints about tough training schedule ignore City's major tactical overhaul

Drill, Barack, drill: Obama to open up US East Coast for oil exploration

Environmentalists outraged, but White House hopes decision will help get climate change bill through Senate

Explorers fail to strike oil in test sites off Falklands

Desire Petroleum's shares slump after disappointing results from drilling tests

Training exercise Pc Ian Terry 'unlawfully killed'

A police officer who was shot dead during a botched "cops and robbers" training exercise was unlawful killed, an inquest jury ruled today.

Back on track: Sporty spring separates

Step into sporty separates this spring &ndash; and to really go the distance, keep the look luxurious with leather embellishments, draped jersey and heeled trainers, writes Harriet Walker

Troop training and equipment inadequate, says coroner

Training of troops involved in an operation which led to the death of the first female British soldier in Afghanistan was inadequate, a coroner said today.

'Lack of contraception meant I had to wait to be a war reporter'

TV journalist of the year Alex Crawford on how she balances motherhood and the front line

The drill sergeant to the stars

If a Hollywood actor's depiction of the horrors of war is realistic, that is because Dale Dye has driven them through his tough boot camp. Guy Adams salutes him

An artist's struggle for justice in China

Beaten to within an inch of his life, Ai Weiwei is still defiant.

Hodgson's philosophy is shape of things to come

Training-ground discipline puts manager's theories into practice

Market Report: Footsie shrugs off bad news to rise again

After a choppy session in London, the FTSE 100 ended the week on its fifth straight gain as investors shrugged off lousy retail sales, the US Federal Reserve decision to tighten its monetary policy and the drag of the miners. The top tier closed up 33 points at 5358.1.

Small Talk: Falkland Oil and Gas to drill in disputed South Atlantic waters

Falkland Oil and Gas is expected to announce later this week that it has signed a deal for the use of a rig that will allow it to start drilling for oil and gas in the seas around the islands from which it takes its name.

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