A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
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Friday 25 January 2013
Britain is tumbling towards a historic triple dip recession, official figures revealed today.
Monday 21 January 2013
Snow, snow and more snow. The latest weather forecasts predict the temperature in Britain won't rise much about 0 for the next week, making this the coldest winter the country has seen for some time. But as cold as the winter of 2013 is turning out, it's a beach holiday in the Bahamas compared to the British winters of yesteryear.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Drilling for North Sea oil and gas took off last year, as a resurgence in the UK continental shelf pushed up the number of new exploration and appraisal wells by a third.
Monday 14 January 2013
He sounds like something out of a PG Wodehouse novel.
Monday 14 January 2013
North Sea employment is set to boom this year. Up to 50,000 new jobs are expected in Britain's oil and gas industry, according to analysis by a leading industry headhunter.
Monday 17 December 2012
A £1 billion project to develop two oil fields in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Oil & gas giant BG Group has asked a former Shell executive who was once accused of dangerous health and safety breaches in the North Sea to be its new boss.
Monday 10 December 2012
Some parts of the country will struggle to get above freezing on Wednesday and Thursday
Sunday 09 December 2012
Independence plans for Scotland rely heavily on gas and oil revenue
Thursday 06 December 2012
A reverse in fortunes saw defending world match racing champion Ian Williams lose three of his four matches at the Monsoon Cup finale of the World Match Racing Championship in Malaysia.
Monday 19 November 2012
An independent Scotland could face deeper cuts to public spending than the rest of the UK, despite North Sea oil and gas revenues, the widely respected Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Shares in BG Group fell by 14 per cent to hit a two-year low yesterday after the gas producer that was spun out of British Gas admitted that its 2013 production forecasts were wrong and told the City not to expect any growth next year.
Friday 26 October 2012
The UK handed out 167 new licences to drill for oil and gas in the North Sea yesterday, with BP, Shell, Centrica and France's Total among the biggest recipients.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Shell said that its Fram field in the North Sea would be up and running within three years and will provide 5 per cent of Britain's gas at peak production, after winning government approval for the project.
Monday 22 October 2012
An investigation is underway after 19 people were today rescued when a helicopter carrying oil workers made a “controlled ditching” in the North Sea.
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