E.On's profits down to £304m

One of the UK's big six energy suppliers reported a slide in UK profits today as milder weather hit consumption and rising wholesale prices squeezed earnings.

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'Staff want to learn again': Award-winning rep Nicola Njie has come

It is now almost 20 years since Nicola Njie was hauled off to see the head teacher in the hope that he could persuade her to stay on in the sixth form. At a school not known for its academic excellence, her six good GCSE grades stood out and her form tutor thought she had considerable academic potential.

Mini and Mitsubishi start UK electric car trials

Mitsubishi and BMW's Mini launched their UK electric vehicle trials at the weekend; both initiatives are part-funded by the British Government's Technology Strategy Board which will support tests involving 340 alternative fuel vehicles from several manufacturers.