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2008-07-30 09:01:19

UK-based nuclear power generator British Energy's takeover by French energy giant EDF could be deferred until the end of the first week of August 2008, reported the International Herald Tribune, quoting industry sources.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.