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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Monday 08 April 2013
The prospect of a resurgence in Britain's long-declining North Sea oil industry received a boost today when the explorer Xcite Energy revealed that its giant Bentley oil field held 134 million barrels more than previously thought – worth about $14bn (£9bn) at current prices.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Amber 'be prepared' warnings for snow have been issued by the Met Office for many parts of Scotland
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Billy Bragg is to be honoured at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his contribution to traditional music.
Wednesday 16 January 2013
A leak on a North Sea platform has forced the closure of a major pipeline system supplying UK oil, it has emerged.
Saturday 29 December 2012
British readers won't need a passport, or even chunky knitwear Sofie Grabol-style, to visit the source of the next wave of Nordic noir.
Thursday 06 December 2012
An elderly man has been found dead by his partner close to a school in freezing conditions.
Thursday 25 October 2012
A helicopter carrying 19 people was forced to ditch in the North Sea due to a gearbox failure, according to an Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report.
Saturday 05 May 2012
A former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Nick Clegg in the aftermath of heavy losses at the local government elections.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Sub-zero temperatures sweep Scotland and Northern and central England, but London and the south east look set to escape the snow.
Monday 26 March 2012
The Olympic Torch is scheduled to begin its epic journey across almost every conceivable inch of the country, a little predictably, at Land’s End.
Friday 23 March 2012
BP will begin a highly controversial campaign of drilling for oil in the deep waters off the Shetland coast within days, after a green light from the Government.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Green campaigners have reacted angrily to the Chancellor's backing for fossil fuels, which included £3 billion in support for new drilling in the North Sea.
Friday 24 February 2012
Seventeen skippers behind one of Scotland's biggest fishing scams have been fined a total of £720,000.
Saturday 18 February 2012
Snow and high winds are set to batter parts of the UK over the weekend, forecasters warn.
Sunday 15 January 2012
Chris Leadbeater looks at some ice-cool trips to mark the centenary of the explorer's epic journey
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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