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This millennium, Britain’s dragonfly contingent has been in the throes of revolution. Several sparkling species have crossed the sea to start colonising the UK. In this ambitious itinerary, you might see up to seven magnificent dragonflies unknown in Britain two decades previously.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 27 June 2012

Stagecoach results stay on track

Michael McCarthy: The scramble for the arctic is already underway

It is just beginning to become clear that an ominous new age is dawning for Arctic, one of the world most unspoiled ecosystems: a stampede for the region’s minerals and other natural resources, oil and gas above all, as the exploitation of them is being made possible by the rapid melting of the Arctic Ice by the warming climate.

Garage grub just got a whole lot smarter, with Shrimpy's diner at King's Cross Filling Station. 020-8880 6111, shrimpys.co.uk

Goldman Sachs looks at billionaire's oil break up

BP and Shell tipped to bid for Svenska's west African fields

9% oppose Shell pay report at AGM

Nearly 10% of shareholder votes rejected Royal Dutch Shell's pay report at its annual meeting today after the oil giant's boss doubled his earnings last year.

Cove energy auction is boosted by huge gas find

The action-packed auction of east Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Cove Energy took another turn yesterday as a key prospect in Mozambique announced a massive new find.

Cove Energy auction is boosted by massive gas find

The action-packed auction of east Africa-focused oil and gas explorer Cove Energy took another turn yesterday as a key prospect in Mozambique announced a massive new find.

Fuel tanker drivers strike ballot result due

Fuel distribution firms will hear tomorrow if they face the renewed threat of strikes by tanker drivers in their long-running dispute over terms and conditions.

Fuel tanker drivers vote against strikes

Fuel tanker drivers who were re-balloted for strikes have voted against walkouts but in favour of other forms of industrial action.

Unite to re-ballot fuel tanker drivers

Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tanker drivers are to be held next week, raising hopes that industrial action can be averted.

Shell shares slide after fears of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Fears of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico triggered a slide in the shares of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell today.

Race to acquire Cove Energy for £1bn reignited

The bidding battle for East Africa-focused oil and gas company Cove Energy is set to recommence after Mozambican regulators removed tax uncertainty over the £1bn deal.

Cove bid battle is on again after Mozambique tax clarification

The bidding battle for East Africa-focused oil and gas company Cove Energy is set to recommence after Mozambican regulators removed tax uncertainty over the £1bn deal.

Great start for our top share tips

The Indy's annual top 10 of stocks to pick have shown a 33 per cent return so far. James Moore, chief tipster, reflects on the gambles that seem to be paying off

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