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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.
A NORTH Wales AM has called for better educational schemes following a 60% rise in grassland fires in Wales in the last 12 months. Shadow Assembly environment Minister Darren Millar said the figures highlighted a "worrying increase".
By Martin Slack The collaboration, called UK Flow, includes world champion boxers Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter and has the support of Sheffield Central MP Richard Caborn, pop stars Girls Aloud and players from the England football and rugby squads.The group hopes to raise money for a number of knife crime charities across the country with the song, which was the idea of actor Stephen Nicholas, who starred in Sky's football drama Dream Team.Mr Nicholas, 30, said: "We just want to raise...
You used to be the female voice of Spitting Image, is that right? Yeah, that was great fun. I was working with Steve Coogan, Rory Bremner and all the big comics of the day. I did the Queen mostly, but lots of the other female puppets as well.
A UNIQUE exhibition of photographs of Northern Ireland personalities opens at Londonderry's Millennium Forum tomorrow.
ON THE back-burner. Serious consequences arise from the collapse of the GBP12bn deal which would have involved the French state- owned energy giant EDF taking over British Energy (BE). On the political front, the failure of the proposed takeover is an embarrassment for Gordon Brown.
By Amol Rajan VIOLENT SCENES in the latest Batman movie have prompted a record number of objections about its 12A certification. In The Dark Knight's first week of release, which coincides with the school holidays, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) received 70 complaints.
THE UK's nuclear power strategy was mired in uncertainty yesterday after a takeover of generator British Energy collapsed at the 11th hour. The pounds 12bn swoop by state-owned EDF of France had been seen as a key step towards the proposed construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK.
By ROSS LYDALL THE UK government's aim of turning Britain into the world's "number one location" for new nuclear power stations hit a major stumbling block yesterday as the sale of British Energy collapsed.
By GEOFFREY BULMER IT IS remarkable that the National Health Service has survived for 60 years. For most of the time it has been underfunded, and now enough is spent on it so it can deliver an excellent service. There is, I am afraid, a serious problem of how it is managed.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.