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Chris Huhne 'speeding' file passed to CPS

Police today passed a file on Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to the Crown Prosecution Service, in relation to allegations that he asked another person to take penalty points for speeding.

EU budget plan may see 1% VAT hike

New money-raising plans for the European Union could mean an extra 1% on VAT in Britain.

EU attacked for plan to gag rating agencies

European politicians have cast doubt on a proposal that would protect bailed-out countries from debt downgrades by credit-rating agencies.

EU announces crackdown on 'data roaming' costs

The European Commission has announced a major crackdown on "outrageous" charges for using the internet when travelling in the EU.

Conservative MEPs defeat new climate change targets

Conservative MEPs yesterday defied Prime Minister David Cameron and narrowly swung a vote against tougher European climate change targets.

Tory MEPs to vote against David Cameron's climate plan

Britain's Conservative MEPs are poised to deliver an embarrassing rejection of the Government's global warming stance today in a European Parliament vote on toughening climate targets.

Climbdown as MEPs' abuse of expenses is finally revealed

The European Parliament yesterday bowed to three years of pressure and released a secret report that exposed the widespread abuse of expenses by MEPs.

Europe braced for MEPs' expenses storm

Publication of suppressed report could undermine efforts to deal with eurozone debt crisis

Finance ministers keep options open on Greece

European finance ministers left their options open on Greece after an informal gathering in Brussels yesterday, though a second, €100bn (£88bn) aid deal seems certain to be agreed at a formal meeting next week.

Pollution fears as UK blocks European ban on fuel from tar sands

The British Government is unlikely to support an EU push to include tar sands in its new fuel directive

I have confidence in Chris Huhne, says David Cameron

David Cameron said today he had confidence in beleaguered Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, who is fighting claims he persuaded his ex-wife to accept speeding penalty points on his behalf.

Chris Huhne's denials fail to shore up party support

Chris Huhne's chances of keeping his Cabinet job were further undermined when Liberal Democrat colleagues began for the first time to openly question whether he should stay on.

Pressure mounts on Huhne as wife's driving license details published

Pressure on Cabinet minister Chris Huhne intensified today with the publication of details of his former wife's driving licence.

Huhne 'will tell police he can't remember who drove his car'

'It might have been me,' he will say as claim of second alleged speeding points swap emerges

Farmers may use animal by-products in feed again

The European Union is keen to reintroduce practices banned on farms since the 'mad cow' scandal broke
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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

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Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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