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By MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR ALEX Salmond is set to raise the issue of "Scotland's oil" and high fuel prices when he travels to London on Wednesday for a meeting with ministers of the devolved administrations and the UK Government.
By DAVID LISTER The Week in Arts I have not touched on the issue of ticket prices for a while, even though I think it remains a key factor in encouraging or discouraging access to the arts. But now two things, one national, one local, have made it a live issue again.
A personal computer was stolen during a break-in at the district office of British Communities Secretary Hazel Blears. A spokesman said the computer contained some information about Blears' constituency and her department but no sensitive personal data, the Daily Mail reported.
THE auction of nuclear power firm British Energy suffered a blow yesterday after it emerged one of the potential suitors had pulled out of the running.
By Paul Loraine SCHOOLS Minister Ed Balls was slated by North teachers last night after he defended Government plans which could see the closure of schools deemed to be under-performing on GCSE marks.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will step down in a year, a close ally said on Tuesday after newspapers reported that once loyal legislators had called on the increasingly unpopular British Prime Minister to quit.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime
By Patricia Reaney NORWICH (Reuters) - Whether it's a power walk, raised eyebrows or who walks through a door first, politicians like George W. Bush and Tony Blair use a silent language to appear dominant and likeable.
By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged an end to speculation about when he will leave office and asked to be allowed to get on with his job in an interview published on Friday.
By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - The British government failed in a legal bid on Tuesday to resurrect anti-terrorism powers that were thrown out in court in June.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.