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2008-10-09 06:00:35

By Anthony Harrington THE argument that nuclear should be part of any low- carbon solution to the UK's power requirements has been put forcefully by Westminster and, unsurprisingly, by the nuclear lobby.

2008-10-08 06:00:32

By Hamish Rutherford BRITISH Energy's output in the first half of the year fell by almost a fifth as the nuclear operator conducted repairs on two of its English plants.

2008-10-04 09:00:03

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan | Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Christina Patterson THE NICE thing about sex is that it doesn't involve words. For the overly analytical and verbal among us, it can be a lovely animal respite from what Woody Allen called his second favourite organ, the brain.

2008-10-02 06:00:31

Text of report by Austrian newspaper Die Presse on 1 October [Interview with UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks by Jakob Zirm; place and date not given: "British Minister: Nabucco Yes, But No Projects in Iran"] [Zirm] Great Britain has an ambitious programme to develop nuclear energy.

2008-09-22 15:00:28

A cleaner environment is the key to future prosperity, argues Gordon Brown (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-20 21:00:26

A FORMER councillor has spoken of his disappointment at not being selected by his ward party to contest an upcoming by-election - but says he is not bitter. Staunch Labour party member Ian Clark lost his Town ward seat in Merthyr Tydfil in the May 1 election.

2008-09-18 00:00:00

Pioneering pupils at a North Lincolnshire primary school are stealing environmental groups' thunder by showing off their green side.

2008-09-18 00:00:00

By Matt Chorley London Editor Nick Clegg was last night facing the wrath of Westcountry pensioners after claiming the retired are forced to get by on just pounds30-a-week. Wally Cotgrave, who will be 70 tomorrow, used a TV phone-in to ask Mr Clegg if he knew the level of the basic state pension.

2008-09-02 06:00:12

By JOHN ROSS AS THE rain lashed down on the First Minister 2,000ft up in the hills above Loch Ness yesterday, it was a good day to discuss the power that can be harnessed from water.

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