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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Monday 15 October 2012
It is, as the Prime Minister noted yesterday, an agreement which paves the way for the "biggest question of all". After years of nationalist agitation, and months of political hardball over the mechanics of a ballot, a referendum on Scottish independence will now be held in the autumn of 2014. Given the public appetite for a vote, it can only be welcome that the formal process has finally begun. But to support the right to choose is not necessarily to support all choices, and it is this newspaper's view that Scotland's interests remain firmly with the Union.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Public sector finances suffered from a 20 per cent fall in corporation tax receipts from business while public spending rose by 5 per cent, fuelled by higher benefit payments
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Cnooc has agreed to buy the Canadian oil producer Nexen for $15.1bn (£9.7bn), in a deal that could make the Chinese oil giant the operator of the giant Buzzard field in the North Sea.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Deep beneath the cherished North York Moors lies a valuable mineral that is dividing local people
Friday 08 June 2012
Weather warnings issued by the Met Office as summer storm hits the UK
Thursday 31 May 2012
The Diamond Jubilee celebrations include the sailing of a huge flotilla along the River Thames on Sunday afternoon, with more than 1,000 boats breasting the waves.
Monday 21 May 2012
Sun worshippers will finally be able to strip off their winter woollies and bask in some warming rays after weeks of grey skies and rain.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
An operation to stop a gas leak on a North Sea oil platform has got under way.
Sunday 13 May 2012
A helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last week while carrying 12 passengers and two crew members suffered a fault in its gearbox, an early report suggests.
Friday 11 May 2012
A helicopter which ditched in the North Sea has been returned to shore.
Friday 11 May 2012
Flood-hit areas of Britain can expect a reprieve from recent heavy downpours after forecasters predicted a dry weekend for most of the country.
Thursday 10 May 2012
All of the passengers and crew from a helicopter that ditched in the North Sea have arrived safely back on land after air and sea rescues.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Oil giant BP revealed a dip in profits today as its commitment to sell off billions of pounds of assets in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster hit production.
Thursday 26 April 2012
David Cameron today backed the growth of renewable energy as “vital” to the UK's future - but warned green power sources had to be financially sustainable.
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