News archive from 1 April 2012

LISA BUCKINGHAM: Power play puts nuclear plans at risk

The Government may be making a Horlicks of the petrol supply, but it is making an even worse shambles of its plans to keep the nation's lights on. After last week's decision by Germany's Eon and RWE to pull out of building two nuclear power plants...

 

Crackdown on black market alcohol trade as Revenue acts to halt £1.2bn annual loss

Ministers are planning a sweeping new crackdown on alcohol smuggling, which is thought to be costing the Treasury £1.2  billion a year in lost taxes. The trade in black market beer is the biggest headache - an estimated 28,000...

 

Action plan to fend off public fear over Spain as high number of expatriates from Britain spurs concern

British financial authorities are drawing up emergency plans to cope with the fallout from the Spanish financial crisis as fears over Madrid's ability to curb its debts grow this weekend. The Treasury, the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of...

 
Agnieszka Radwanska downs Maria Sharapova to seal Miami title

Agnieszka Radwanska downs Maria Sharapova to seal Miami title

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska showed real class as she beat the world No2 Maria Sharapova 7-5 6-4 to claim Saturday's Sony Ericsson Open final. The result meant Sharapova has now lost all four finals she has featured in at the Miami tournament, and all...

Guardian, 22:01 in Sport
 

Man quizzed in double murder probe

Police are questioning a man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother-of-three and her young son. North Wales Police were called to an address in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, following an incident on Friday night. The dead woman and child were named...

 
Championship roundup: Burnley thrash Portsmouth as Bristol City slip

Championship roundup: Burnley thrash Portsmouth as Bristol City slip

Portsmouth 1-5 BurnleyMichael Appleton believes his beleaguered Portsmouth side can still beat relegation despite being five points behind 21st with six games to go. "It is going to be tough but I still believe. We all do. We have to. I don't...

Guardian, 22:01 in Sport
 

Dragons maul Vikings

Michael Robertson bagged two tries as the London Broncos hauled themselves off the foot of the table by thrashing Wakefield 36-0 at the Stoop. Australian Robertson took his season tally to six with a try in each half as the Londoners romped to just...

 

TAKING STOCK: Footsie target slips from reach as pain in Spain hits banks

Shares rallied on Friday as eurozone leaders agreed a deal to increase their fighting fund to cope with the Continent's debt crisis, but the gains were not enough to make up for the beating they took earlier in the week amid fears of fresh trouble,...

 

5,000 join Olympic Stadium run

Five thousand members of the public have become the first people to cross the finish line at the Olympic Stadium as they competed in the National Lottery Olympic Park Run. The five-mile run was the first ever public event to take place in the stadium...

 

5,000 join Olympic Stadium run

Five thousand members of the public have become the first people to cross the finish line at the Olympic Stadium as they competed in the National Lottery Olympic Park Run. The five-mile run was the first ever public event to take place in the stadium...

 

GALLERY: Nelson and Colne students showcase their amazing hair designs

Students were encouraged to be as inventive as possible. WACKY hairstyles were the order of the day as hairdressing students at Nelson and Colne College staged their annual competition evening. The students showcased their skills during the evening...

 

Henson suspended by rugby club

Wales rugby star Gavin Henson has been suspended by his club following an incident on a plane. Henson, 30, who joined Cardiff Blues in October last year, was suspended after an incident on a flight from Glasgow back to the Welsh capital. A Cardiff...

 

Henson suspended by rugby club

Wales rugby star Gavin Henson has been suspended by his club following an incident on a plane. Henson, 30, who joined Cardiff Blues in October last year, was suspended after an incident on a flight from Glasgow back to the Welsh capital. A Cardiff...

 
GALLERY: Nelson and Colne students showcase their amazing hair designs

GALLERY: Nelson and Colne students showcase their amazing hair designs

WACKY hairstyles were the order of the day as hairdressing students at Nelson and Colne College staged their annual competition evening. The students showcased their skills during the evening as they created different styles for a range of...

 

Union row as secret tapes released

A senior Conservative has been filmed describing how the party must fight to keep the UK together "even if they don't agree with it" in order to tell Scots what powers they will be denied in post-independence negotiations, it has been...

 


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