The chalk reefs have 'dramatic features sculpted during the Ice Age' according to the Marine Conservation Society
Redundancies come as analysts say crude could bottom out at just $10 a barrel
Statoil and China Oilfield Services Limited confirmed the incident
The World Wildlife Fund warned the size of the fine would 'do little to deter future poor behaviour'
George Eustice argues that reducing quotas will result in more fish being discarded – at least until 2016, when a discard ban begins to be applied
An initial bulletin detailing the basic events of the Glasgow pub helicopter crash could well be issued soon by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) team.
Even before you've consulted the car park signs, you just know this hump-backed wood heaves with history. There's something about its location that speaks of ancient concerns: positioning, clear lines of vision, the importance of higher ground. Then, as my wife dons a pack and I lift my son on to my shoulders, we pass information boards that confirm it. Stone Age man quarried here; by the Bronze Age, it had been re-imagined as a resting spot for chieftains. One look around and you understand why.
Six-week protest outside a potential fracking site in West Sussex village dealt a blow as eviction order is served
Armed police boarded the flight at Stansted airport after an RAF Typhoon jet was scrambled to escort the Boeing 777
The unseasonably cold weather in southern areas and the Midlands will make way for a dry and sunny Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters said.
Many finances can be DIY, but retirement income needs an expert eye
Bad weather and rough seas meant their overnight ferry arrived 13 hours late at its destination.
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.
Some parts of the country will struggle to get above freezing on Wednesday and Thursday
Independence plans for Scotland rely heavily on gas and oil revenue
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