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Drax to pay record £28m fine for failing to help households cut bills

The energy regulator has ordered power generator Drax to pay a record £28m for failing to help thousands of deprived households save money on their electricity bills. Drax will pay up to £20m to consumers who missed...

16 min. ago

Generators Drax, Intergen fined for missing energy-saving targets

"Drax missed its target by a clear margin, disadvantaging several thousand households in some of the most deprived areas in Britain," energy regulator Ofgem said on Friday. "Not only are these consumers...

The Independent
18 min. ago

Black Friday: Tesco, Argos, PC World and Boots websites crash in shopping frenzy

A number of retailers experienced technical difficulties this morning as shoppers rushed online to get a Black Friday bargain.


Oil falls to new four-year low as OPEC keeps output unchanged

Brent oil has fallen to $71.25 a barrel after OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna left the group's output ceiling unchanged, despite global oversupply. Saudi Arabia blocked calls from poorer cartel members to cut...

24 min. ago

Water utility Pennon raises dividend despite profit drop

Shareholders will receive an interim dividend payment of 9.98 pence, up 6.3 percent, Pennon said, adding that it was on track to also deliver a full-year dividend increase of 4 percent above inflation. Shares in...

24 min. ago

Songbird Estates says worth 2.82 billion pounds, more than takeover offer

Improvement in the London property investment market and developments in its Canary Wharf Estate had helped Songbird's adjusted net asset value (NAV) to rise by 19.2 percent since June 30 to 381 pence a share at Nov....

record view: a powerhouse must use great strength wisely
Daily Record
9 min. ago

Record View: A powerhouse must use great strength wisely

WHEN you start with two polarised points of view it is perhaps inevitable that, in compromise, you end up somewhere in the middle. Faced with the choice of a broken Westminster system and the dream of independence,...

smith commission:'the proposals exceed the vow - they represent a promise kept', says douglas alexander
Daily Record
today, 07:51

Smith Commission:'The proposals exceed the vow - they represent a promise kept', says Douglas Alexander

JUST over 10 weeks ago, we Scots went to the polls. Friends and family found themselves on opposing sides. Passions ran high. The campaign – with many good people on both sides – energised our politics and divided our...

The Independent
today, 01:11

Tories urge Jeremy Paxman to run for London mayor

Jeremy Paxman has been asked to stand as the Conservative candidate for London mayor by a senior figure in the party, according to a report.

The Independent
today, 00:53

David Cameron: We will bar EU nationals from benefits for four years

David Cameron will announce plans today to ban European Union nationals from claiming in-work benefits in Britain for four years as the Prime Minister attempts to regain the political initiative on immigration.

The Independent
today, 00:53

Women's charities call for buffer zones around abortion clinics

“Buffer zones” should be set up around abortion clinics to prevent women being “intimidated and distressed” by anti-abortion activists, leading medical and rights groups have said.

david cameron reignites english votes row as scotland gets new tax powers
today, 00:50

David Cameron reignites English votes row as Scotland gets new tax powers

David Cameron is risking a fresh constitutional clash with Labour and the Liberal Democrats after he announced that the Tories want to bar Scottish MPs from voting on some tax decisions at Westminster that relate only...

18 min. ago

Impeachment process begins for ousted Thai PM Yingluck

Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power, days before the army staged a coup after months of sometimes violent street demonstrations in Bangkok aimed at ousting her...

morning news headlines: pm vows to curb eu migrant benefits, builder quizzed over double murder
Daily Post
19 min. ago

Morning news headlines: PM vows to curb EU migrant benefits, builder quizzed over double murder

PM VOWS TO CURB EU MIGRANT BENEFITS David Cameron will promise to block European Union migrants from claiming welfare for the first four years after they arrive in Britain as he sets out his red lines for remaining...

The Independent
20 min. ago

Mount Aso volcano in Japan causes travel chaos in first eruption in 22 years

Plumes of volcanic ash caused flight cancellations and disruptions yesterday in the first eruption of a Japanese volcano in more than 22 years.

black friday 2014: two arrested as police called out to bargain shopping 'carnage'
Daily Record
34 min. ago

Black Friday 2014: Two arrested as police called out to bargain shopping 'carnage'

Video loading   Two people have been arrested and police were called to supermarkets amid fears of crowd surges as one of the biggest shopping days of the year began. Greater Manchester Police said at least two people...

47 min. ago

Exclusive - Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according...



leaders midgley in control from the start

Leaders Midgley in control from the start

Midgley United steadied the ship after their shock Halifax FA Cup exit away to Mixenden with a 7-2 win away to Elland United in the Premier Division of the Halifax AFL. The leaders charged into a 3-0 lead after 15...

pele tweets message to concerned fans to tell them he's  doing fine
Daily Star
4 min. ago

Pele tweets message to concerned fans to tell them he's "doing fine"

The Brazil legend, 74, was admitted to a "special care" unit in a Sao Paulo hospital yesterday, three days after being taken in with a urinary tract infection. But Pele's personal assistant Jose Fornos moved...

phillip hughes to be honoured at state memorial service at scg
7 min. ago

Phillip Hughes to be honoured at state memorial service at SCG

The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honoured with a state memorial service. The service will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground next week,...


Tragic loss of Phil Hughes casts a shadow over England ahead of second ODI against Sri Lanka

England and Sri Lanka will observe a minute’s silence tomorrow before the second one-day international to mark the death of Phillip Hughes. There will not be much, if any, appetite for the match which follows. The...

football transfer rumours: robin van persie off to internazionale?
15 min. ago

Football transfer rumours: Robin van Persie off to Internazionale?

Agents of the world: if your man plays in midfield and can squeeze out more than 20 league games a season – 15 might be enough – your luck could be in. Jack Wilshere is out for three months after his latest ankle...

Daily Express
17 min. ago

Chaos reigns at White Hart Lane as THREE pitch invaders mar Spurs' Euro success

"The club will make a statement to explain the situation but I am personally disappointed," he said. All three were arrested and face lifetime bans from the club, who are not even convinced they are genuine...

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