Sport England coach Stuart Lancaster holds court at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey

'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'

Esso and its contractor charged over Fawley refinery death

Esso and one of its contractors are to be prosecuted over the death of a sailor at one of Europe's largest oil refineries, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said today.

Scores of fuel scavengers killed after Nigerian tanker crash

At least 92 people were killed yesterday when a petrol tanker crashed in the Niger Delta and caught fire as people tried to scoop up fuel.

Wildfire smoke shrouds Denver

A wildfire 60 miles away wrapped Denver in a pungent cloud of smoke for several hours and complicated the aerial offensive against the spreading mountain blaze, which has killed one person and destroyed more than 100 structures.

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.

Lorry driver jailed for crashing fuel tanker into estranged wife's home

An Army veteran who crashed a tanker laden with 2,000 litres of fuel into his estranged wife's home in an attempt to destroy it has been jailed for seven years.

Fuel tanker strike likely as Unite union rejects terms

A strike by fuel tankers looked increasingly likely last night after union officials voted against a proposed deal and urged their members to do the same.

Government must 'raise game' says David Cameron

David Cameron conceded today that his Government must “raise our game” as he sought to fight back after a “difficult” month of intense criticism of key policies and its handling of a series of controversial situations.

Only Labour can make good on 'we're all in it together' claim, says Ed Miliband

British voters are yearning for old fashioned values like solidarity, Ed Miliband said today.

Industry federation call for talks on petrol tanker strike

In a letter to Energy Secretary Ed Davey, Brian Madderson of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) predicted that fuel shortages caused by last week's panic buying could continue until at least the Easter weekend and possibly beyond as petrol stations struggle to restock.

Man admits driving fuel tanker into family's bungalow

A man has admitted a string of offences after driving a fuel tanker into the front of his family's bungalow.

The head of the Unite trade union Len McCluskey

Diary: Did the PM start a fuel frenzy for no good reason?

Now that it has got the nation's motorists queuing in the forecourts, it is important for the Government that other actors in the drama play their allotted roles. The head of the Unite trade union, Len McCluskey, has been cast as the Arthur Scargill of our day, Ed Miliband as the weak leader who takes Unite's money but cannot stop it causing mayhem, and the Daily Mail has added in the "embarrassing" fact that the union official who is handling the tanker drivers' grievances is Diana Holland, the treasurer of the Labour Party.

Unite rules out Easter fuel tanker drivers' strikes

Union says it wants to focus on peace talks to resolve the ongoing dispute.

Talks urged to avert fuel tanker strike

Downing Street urged unions and oil companies today to get round the table for talks to prevent a tanker drivers' strike, as senior ministers met to draw up contingency plans to keep vital services moving.

South Korean firm wins MoD deal

The Royal Navy's next generation of support tankers is to be built in South Korea, it was announced today.

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