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Thursday until Saturday will see strike action

Postal strike

Britain will go through a second consecutive week of postal strikes this week.

Opinion Former Articles

  • IET Reveals International Innovation Award Winners for 2011

    10 November 2011, London: The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has announced the winners of its 2011 Innovation Awards, which include innovations such as a solar-electric unmanned aerial system, an intelligent decision support system for interpretation of foetal monitoring during childbirth and an automotive hybrid drive system.

  • Lane rental rollout gets go ahead

    Plans to deploy lane rental initiatives nationwide have been broadly welcomed as an important step forward on tackling congestion, but one major utilities industry group remains unconvinced.

  • Plans to reform North Sea oil taxation were announced yesterday

    Tories on offensive over car taxes

    The government's support for expanded nuclear energy plans and simultaneous hints at a deferral of the 2p increase in fuel duty have prompted criticism from the Conservatives.

  • In total, seven power stations were shut down

    Thousands without power as generators halted

    Thousands of people were without power yesterday as British Energy halted generation from both units of its Sizewell B plant, along with five other stations.

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