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The Archbishop recently said that the wave of energy price hikes seems "inexplicable"

Climate campaigners win police payout

Police have agreed to compensate three people, including 13-year-old twins, who were unlawfully stopped and searched during a climate camp demonstration two years ago.

'Staff want to learn again': Award-winning rep Nicola Njie has come far since leaving school at 16

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.

Marine energy projects approved for Scotland

Commercial wave and tidal projects at Pentland Firth will be world's first

800-year-old shipwreck found in Baltic Sea

A dozen shipwrecks that date back centuries – some of them unusually well preserved – have been found in the Baltic Sea by a gas company building an underwater pipeline between Russia and Germany.

Business Diary: Hell hath no fury like an energy firm scorned

It looks as if the price comparison service uSwitch got a telling-off after it issued a press release on price cuts made by the energy supplier E.ON. It put out a second release hours later with the correction: "E.ON is not the cheapest gas supplier. Scottish and Southern Energy remains the cheapest."

Blast knocks out power in Nottingham

Some 3,000 buildings were without power today after an explosion at a sub-station.

Energy firm E.ON to axe 800 jobs

Energy giant E.ON is to close a call centre with the loss of up to 600 jobs and cut up to 200 other posts in moves to "streamline" its customer service operations, it announced today.

Low carbon price threatens investment crucial to meet UK green goals

Post-Copenhagen, calls intensify for a floor under the carbon price

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.

Energy firms 'broke rules designed to protect poor'

Power suppliers accused of exploiting six million users of pre-payment meters

Energy firms to be forced to help the poor

Energy suppliers will be forced to help poor people struggling to pay their fuel bills for the first time under new proposals to be announced this week, The Independent has learnt.

Nuclear firms pay £70m for Sellafield site

Consortium of Iberdrola, SSE and GDF to start building atomic power station in 2015

Energy suppliers in new online price war: switch today and save £248!

With online energy plans at their cheapest for 15 months, now is the time to bag yourself a top tariff. Here's how switching suppliers today could save you £248* this year...

Police arrest 80 in power station climate protest

Nearly 80 people were arrested and three police officers left needing hospital treatment during a huge climate change protest at a power station.

Ten held ahead of power station protest

Ten people were arrested today near the site of one of Britain's biggest coal-fired power stations - hours before hundreds of climate change protesters were expected to converge at the plant.

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain