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Smartphone microchip designers have received mixed signals from the City.

Market Report: Persimmon surges on hopes of recovery

Housing stocks rallied strongly last night, with Persimmon rising by more than 11 per cent as hopes of recovery took hold.

Qinetiq warns on profits as orders for Afghanistan falter

The defence group Qinetiq issued a profit warning yesterday, blaming "delays" to contracts from the UK Government and continued uncertainty over the US military strategy in Afghanistan.

MoD's Nimrod disgrace

After cost-cutting is blamed in devastating report on air crash that killed 14, ministry seeks further 'efficiency savings'

'Lamentable' failures led to Nimrod crash that killed 14

Inquiry names 10 people to blame for worst military disaster since Falklands War

10 named and shamed over Nimrod crash

The damning report into the crash of RAF Nimrod XV230 over Afghanistan in 2006 singles out 10 people for criticism.

MoD cost-cutting blamed for Nimrod deaths

The Ministry of Defence was accused today of sacrificing safety in order to cut costs in a devastating report into the crash of a RAF Nimrod spy plane with the loss of all 14 servicemen on board.

Investment Column: Hold on to see if VT stops making waves

Robert Wiseman Diaries; Alternative Networks

Fibre optics to detect sound of terror

Scientific breakthrough will use global cable network to protect oil and gas pipelines – and politicians

Debris clearance is crucial to prevent further casualties

With the recent crash of Air France Flight 447 on its way from France to Brazil, many will be getting nervous about the safety of the flights they are due to take over the summer months.

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails & texts (10 May 2009)

Geoffrey Lean is correct to support the Government's promise of coal-fired power stations with carbon capture and storage (Letters, 3 May). China, India, Poland and other countries are planning to build hundreds more coal-fired power stations over the next few decades. We can try to make those power stations less harmful by investing rapidly in carbon capture in order to make the technology more effective, more efficient and cheaper. Otherwise, the expansion of coal burning will accelerate global warming, with devastating consequences for all.

'Anaconda' generator harnesses wave power

A "completely new kind of wave power machine" which resembles a giant swimming sea-snake could be generating energy off the coast of the UK within five years, its developers said today.

Defence minister glossed over Nimrod safety fears

Bereaved relatives were not told of 26 faults which inspection found could threaten aircraft's safety

RAF Nimrods withdrawn for safety updates

The RAF's Nimrod surveillance planes are to be withdrawn from operations overseas until the early summer to undergo safety modifications, defence minister Bob Ainsworth announced today.

Pole race Brits beaten by Norwegians - again

A British team including TV presenter Ben Fogle and Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell finished a race to the South Pole in second place today.

Investment Column: Qinetic is not cheap, but is a solid buy

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