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2008-07-30 06:00:49

By Jenny Haworth ALEX Salmond yesterday said the past ten days were the most exciting in the history of renewables in Scotland as he gave the go- ahead for a major wind farm to expand. Another nine turbines will be built alongside the 77 already given approval at the Crystal Rig wind farm near Dunbar in East Lothian. The First Minister announced the extension during a visit to Natural Power, the company behind the project. The extra 27MW capacity provided by the GBP 22 million...

2008-07-28 15:00:17

ELLINGTON, Conn. As residents filtered into the Hall Memorial Library on Main Street during a recent hot and sticky day, Bob, the library's cat-in-residence, beat the heat by napping on a chair in the reading room. Bob, a large gray cat, has been napping on chairs, countertops, tables and the floor since 2004, according to library director Susan Phillips. "He was just kind of hanging around the library," says Phillips, Bob's de facto owner. Phillips says she originally tried to find a...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

PROPOSALS for a new nuclear power station at Hartlepool have met with "no major objections" from local residents, according to British Energy. The site's owner has kick-started a series of public consultations as part of a study that will determine Hartlepool's suitability for a new nuclear station. A spokesperson said: "Feedback from local people has been very positive. "They understand the need for low-carbon generation and the employment opportunities that a new nuclear power...

2008-07-27 00:00:36

I Cannot believe that there are even thoughts of giving Margaret Thatcher a state funeral. She sold off our public utilities, gas, water, electricity, oil, public transport. They should never have been privatised. They belong to the public. Who really owns them now? We can no longer control who owns our power supplies. Oil and gas are owned by multi-national companies which dictate the price we have to pay for these assets that once belonged to us. Mining jobs were lost. We now have to...

2008-07-25 09:00:41

By Nigel Morris Home Affairs Correspondent SNP triumph condemns Labour to shock defeat in stronghold SNP win delivers a stunning setback for Brown Gordon Brown suffered a devastating blow early today as Labour crashed to defeat in the Glasgow East by-election. The former Labour stronghold - previously the party's 25th safest seat in Britain - was captured by the Scottish National Party with a massive swing of 24 per cent. The SNP's John Mason triumphed with 11,277 votes, a hair's...

2008-07-24 03:00:47

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 24, 2008) - CLOUDBREAK RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CDB)(PINK SHEETS:CUDBF)(FRANKFURT:C6K). President Blair Naughty is pleased to report Cloudbreak Resources Ltd. has applied for a 100% interest in a further 126 Coal Dispositions located on the east side of the Pasquia Hills of East-Central Saskatchewan. This acquisition is in addition to the 354 Dispositions already pending in the system. These Coal Dispositions are in proximity to the recently...

2008-07-23 03:00:54

British Energy has welcomed the announcement by the British government for consultation on the strategic siting assessment process and siting criteria for new nuclear power stations in the UK. British Energy owns eight potential sites including four in the south of England at Hinkley Point in Somerset, Dungeness in Kent, Bradwell in Essex and Sizewell in Suffolk; two further north at Hartlepool on Teesside and Heysham in Lancashire; and two in Scotland at Hunterston, North Ayrshire and...

2008-07-20 00:00:25

T he breakfast table is a Cornish feast for the eyes and taste buds: Cornish apple juice from Duloe, soft fruit straight from the garden, scrambled Cornish eggs from Trerulefoot sit next to thick slices of smoked Cornish bacon, local sausages and hogs pudding from Launceston; the toast is lavishly spread with Cornish butter from Lostwithiel and Boddington's Cornish strawberry jam, made in Mevagissey. Even the tea is Cornish, grown near Truro and served with Cornish milk. How this Cornish...

2008-07-17 18:00:49

ASSEMBLY Government ministers were yesterday urged to address the growing problem of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among youngsters. Figures released by the UK Health Protection Agency revealed a 6%rise in diagnoses, with people aged 16-24 accounting for half of all new cases. Cardiff Central AM Jenny Randerson, spokeswoman for health for the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said action was needed. Ms Randerson said: "We need a revolution when it comes to sexual health in this country...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

By Susan Erler, The Times, Munster, Ind. Jul. 16--A planned free-standing emergency department in Chesterton is part of a growing trend across the nation. "They're tending to emerge for a couple of reasons," said Douglas Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association. "Many emergency rooms are really suffering from being overcrowded," Leonard said, making wait times longer and, in some cases, forcing diversion to other nearby emergency rooms. "Hospitals are questioning, do...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.