Latest Politics of the United Kingdom Stories
Bonuses paid to staff members of Britain's nationalized Northern Rock bank have provoked criticism from some corners, support from others. The Treasury approved a bonus of 10 percent of salaries to staff members for their dedication to the bank, The Times of London reported Wednesday. But, Liberal Democratic Treasury spokesman Vince Cable decried the bonus pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pioneering pupils at a North Lincolnshire primary school are stealing environmental groups' thunder by showing off their green side.
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.