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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Sunday 15 January 2012
The artist's epic, tranquil paintings illuminate a little-visited corner of Yorkshire, says Christopher Hirst
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Outlook According to the oil industry George Osborne was effectively shutting the North Sea down when he hiked the supplementary charge on producers to 32 per cent from 20 per cent.
Wednesday 09 November 2011
Less than £200... Going Dutch
Saturday 05 November 2011
1. Drinks: Tristam Shandy; Cider with Rosie; Whisky Galore; Bitter Sweet
Friday 14 October 2011
Outlook In the context of the row over the 50p top rate of tax and the arguments about new levies on banks, the announcement made by BP yesterday makes interesting reading. Isn't the sizeable – and very welcome – investment it is making in the North Sea exactly the sort of development for which the oil industry told us this year's Budget would spell doom?
North Sea Scrolls, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh<br/>Beardyman, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh<br/>Amanda F*cking Palmer, HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
Sunday 28 August 2011
Friday 19 August 2011
Asking a book lover to choose her book of a lifetime is a little like asking Casanova to pick his love of a lifetime; but if I have to, that book must be 'The Accidental Tourist' by Anne Tyler. A friend's mother recommended it to me back in the Eighties. We were sitting on the veranda while the slow sun set over the dark-blue North Sea and I was bemoaning the lack of "my kind of books". By this, I meant books that combined the best qualities of literary and commercial fiction the way the classics do; books where the writer's voice and view of the world delights and surprises, where the story and the characters seduce you along from page to page.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Hundreds of tonnes of oil could still be inside an offshore pipeline which has been leaking for a week.
Monday 15 August 2011
As unemployment hovers around the 2.5 million mark, BP is the latest employer to complain about a shortage of skilled recruits.
Sunday 14 August 2011
A shortage of skilled engineers is threatening to hamper efforts by BP to boost production in the North Sea, a senior executive has said.
Saturday 13 August 2011
A leak has been discovered on a North Sea oil platform owned by Royal Dutch Shell.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Enquest, the North Sea-focused oil company, posted a 145 per cent hike in profits yesterday as rising oil prices boosted its bottom line over the first half of the year.
Monday 01 August 2011
Almost £1bn worth of North Sea cod has been discarded by UK fishing vessels since 1963.
Monday 25 July 2011
On 25 July 1959, the fiftieth anniversary of Louis Blériot's successful flight across the English Channel, a totally new form of transport made its own first crossing of the Channel - the hovercraft.
There are scores of islands for sale at bargain prices but is living in splendid isolation haven or hell?
Friday 22 July 2011
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
- 2 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 4 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence