Shocking figures revealed as winter fuel costs are hiked by up to £120
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Brent crude fell as much as $3 a barrel to a four-week low of $108.50
Petrol stations, takeaways and newsagents across Northern England are stocking ‘legal highs’ like “peanuts in a pub”, as drug sales spread from ‘head shops’ to the high street, a report from a major drugs charity claims.
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Labour figures reveal that the combined profits of the “Big Six” power companies – SSE, Scottish Power, npower, EDF, Eon and British Gas – came to £3.37bn in 2012, up 73 per cent in just three years. Household bills are expected to rise a further 8 per cent this winter, sending average heating and lighting costs to around £1,400.
The head of the country’s Red Crescent tells Robert Fisk about the horrors he has seen
Protesters aboard ‘Arctic Sunrise’, including six Britons, could face terrorism charges
Passengers turn down sunshine break abroad to top up tans at home
An influential cross-party group of MPs has challenged David Cameron to return to the Arctic, accusing his government of being dangerously complacent about oil exploration in the region.
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On 9 November 1989, when the Berlin Wall was opened, tens of thousands of East Germans introduced the West to the Trabant car as they drove over the frontier. The car rapidly became recognisable as a kind of automotive liberator. The engineer behind its invention, Werner Lang, remained largely unknown.
PM seeks support before G8 summit for global deal to create registers of company ownership
Oil giant BP has warned that millions of dollars of "fictitious" compensation claims for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are putting the company at risk.
Oil executives could face jail if they conspired to keep petrol prices high by rigging the market, David Cameron has warned.
Oil giants targeted by European Commission in probe into suspected market manipulation