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Fresh doubts arise over French energy firm EDF's plans for an £18bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
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A new forensic and biometrics service is planned by the Home Office, four years after it controversially shut its predecessor.
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All looks good for an on-time launch on Monday of the joint European and Russian ExoMars mission, which will try to track down the Red Planet's sources of methane.
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The Balearic sheerwater will be extinct within 60 years, according to a new analysis.
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The £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will go ahead, EDF tells the BBC, amid uncertainty and delays over the final funding arrangements.
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Millions of households could face an increase in insurance costs, following a warning that the chancellor may target premiums in next week's Budget.
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A duty of care from banks to their customers should be enshrined in law to prevent further mis-selling scandals, a consumer watchdog says.
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How your next egg is about to benefit
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Why can't you switch your water supplier?
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Doubts have been raised over the British government's target to fund three million new apprenticeship places by 2020
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Casey Gerald traces the drama of his life back to an East Texas church on the night of December 31, 1999, the night he believed the world was to end. When the rapture didn't come, he searched for something new to believe in -- at Yale, Lehman Brothers, Harvard Business School and his own nonprofit -- but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs, to embrace doubt and to find the courage to believe in something new.
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South Africa's Western Cape is not usually associated with Italian delicacies, but a buffalo farm in Wellington is now producing mozzarella cheese.
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US carmakers General Motors and Ford both announce strategies geared at taking on the tech world's growing influence in the car industry.
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Network Rail is considering the sale of a number of the UK's best known railway stations in an effort to shore up its debt-laden balance sheet.
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The Office for National Statistics needs to modernise the way it collects, and presents, the data it compiles to remain relevant, a review says.
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A new report suggests that a UK departure from the EU would leave Britain's environment "in a more vulnerable and uncertain position."
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An ocean-going drone will be helping to spot illegal fishing in the world's largest, continuous marine reserve.
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Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.
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There is evidence that oil prices are stabilising and could even begin to rise again, says the International Energy Agency.
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A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.
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The UK's trade deficit narrowed in January, official figures show, but its goods trade gap with the EU widened to a record level.
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Labour will control public spending through a "fiscal credibility" lock, shadow chancellor John McDonnell says as he insists there is "nothing left wing" about spending too much.
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The London market rebounds from Thursday's losses, with financial stocks leading the way
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Heavily indebted Indian drinks baron Vijay Mallya criticises what he calls 'a media witch hunt' against him and his business interests.
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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) downgrades its growth forecast for the UK economy, blaming "global headwinds and uncertainty".
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