Govenment warns regulator will be scrapped if it fails to reduce gas and electricity bills for consumers
Caroline Flint, the shadow Energy Secretary, threw down the gauntlet to the big six energy companies yesterday, accusing them of over-charging customers and challenging them to close down their retail arms if they were unhappy with their profits.
Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
Egypt accounts for nearly a fifth of group's production
Ed Balls could consider increasing the top rate of tax to 55p or even 60p if he became Chancellor, former Trade minister Digby Jones claimed today.
There are rumours that the Queen’s Speech has been delayed because of a lack of interesting policies to put forward in a legislative programme.
Shadow Chancellor would shift the burden of the deficit to the rich, raising £10bn in three years
Spend most of the first day in Largo Bay, south-west of Kirkcaldy. There may be no finer location to watch the wintering seaduck for which Scotland is renowned. If the tide is high and the sun shining, start with the light behind you at the bay’s eastern edge, Ruddon’s Point. Look westwards for dense black rafts of scoters, mainly common scoter. A flash of white wings draws your attention to velvet scoters secreted among them. Check the flock carefully and you could even see surf scoter. There is no more regular British site for this North American visitor.
Big Six energy supplier SSE has admitted that its customers have been leaving in droves after the hike in household price last year.
Anti-fracking protesters in Bolton were left red-faced after gluing themselves to gas pumps at the wrong petrol station.
Scientists say it's too early to say whether Ceres could support microbial life, but a visit from the Dawn spacecraft in early 2015 should provide answers
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Creating a tablet that doubles up as a laptop has proved a challenge - with this first hands-on, David Phelan finds out if Nokia have cracked it...
The chief executive of the energy supplier Npower has claimed that energy bills in the UK are higher because the country's "old and draughty" houses waste so much gas and electricity.
Distribution companies accused of ‘utter complacency’ and neglecting their customers
The signal came at 18:16 GMT. Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, had woken up.