News archive from 13 December 2012, page 19

Campaigners fear fracking go-ahead

Campaigners have raised fears that the Government is poised to give the green light to pushing ahead with controversial shale gas exploration in the UK. Moves by gas company Cuadrilla to exploit the unconventional gas in Lancashire were put on hold 18...

 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment" process by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency to assess the companies' UK EPR reactor for use in the UK. The regulators have...

 

EU ministers reach banking deal

European Union finance ministers have reached an agreement early on Thursday to create a single supervisor for their banks - one of the most significant transfers of authority from national governments to regional authorities since the creation of the...

 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

Regulators are expected to announce that they have approved the design for nuclear reactors put forward by EDF and Areva as suitable to be built in the UK. The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment"...

 

Warning on patient care 'rationing'

The Government should take "a more active interest" in ensuring that patient care is not being rationed, a report suggests. The Department of Health has "no way" of getting assurances from local healthcare commissioners that...

 

Robinson threat charge man in court

A man is due in court charged with threatening to kill Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson. The 34-year-old is also charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network. It is understood the alleged threat was made by...

 
Fracking: Shale gas decision by government awaited

Fracking: Shale gas decision by government awaited

Ministers are expected to allow a firm to resume a controversial method known as fracking to exploit what it says are huge shale gas reserves off Lancashire. Cuadrilla had to stop test-drilling in 2011 after fracking caused two minor earthquakes near...

BBC, 05:37 in Business
 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

Regulators are expected to announce that they have approved the design for nuclear reactors put forward by EDF and Areva as suitable to be built in the UK. The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment"...

 

Robinson threat charge man in court

A man is due in court charged with threatening to kill Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson. The 34-year-old is also charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network. It is understood the alleged threat was made by...

 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment" process by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency to assess the companies' UK EPR reactor for use in the UK. The regulators have...

 

Warning on patient care 'rationing'

The Department of Health has "no way" of getting assurances from local healthcare commissioners that patient care is not being restricted, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). While the Department has made clear that blanket bans on...

 

Robinson threat charge man in court

The 34-year-old is also charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network. It is understood the alleged threat was made by phone on Wednesday. Mr Robinson, the Democratic Unionist leader, is the latest political representative to...

 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

Regulators are expected to announce that they have approved the design for nuclear reactors put forward by EDF and Areva as suitable to be built in the UK. The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment"...

 

Nuclear reactor designs 'approved'

Regulators are expected to announce that they have approved the design for nuclear reactors put forward by EDF and Areva as suitable to be built in the UK. The move will mark the end of a five-year, £35 million "generic design assessment"...

 

Robinson threat charge man in court

A man is due in court charged with threatening to kill Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson. The 34-year-old is also charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network. It is understood the alleged threat was made by...

 


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