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National Grid highlights potential for power shortages this winter
Electricity pylons in the sunset. National Grid has formally asked power generators how much spare capacity they could provide. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA.
UK seeks extra electricity ahead of 'uncertain winter'  
UK seeks emergency electricity supplies  
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Top stories

Signs of a pick-up in support for Scottish independence left shares in Royal Bank of Scotland lower. With RBS seen as being vulnerable to currency risks caused by a Yes vote, shares in the banking giant fell 2 per cent or 8.8p to 351.5p.
Colum Eastwood MLA has welcomed a pilot project to allow Royal Mail customers in Derry to pick up their parcels on a Sunday for the first time.
Boris Johnson has said that he will continue to fight for an island airport in the Thames Estuary despite the fact that the Airports Commission deemed it a non-feasible option.
US factories have torn away from their eurozone rivals, boasting the strongest growth of more than 30 countries. The US' manufacturing sector has posted the highest purchasing managers' index (PMI) reading seen since April 2010, at 57.9 this August, ...
More than 2,600 people have been killed in the continuing crisis in Ukraine that shows no sign of slowing more than eight months after it began.

Trends

GainersChange Mkt Cap
BA69 City of London Investment Trust plc 8.00% 1,101.80M
ASC ASOS plc 4.74% 2,259.91M
VED Vedanta Resources plc 4.20% 2,819.40M
WEIR The Weir Group PLC 3.25% 5,814.11M
SPI Spire Healthcare Group PLC 2.67% 1,041.81M
LosersChange Mkt Cap
CTYA City of London Investment Trust plc -26.32% 1,101.80M
NEPI New Europe Property Investments plc -6.67% 1,801.21M
MGHU M & G High Income Investment Trust PLC -3.74% 1,308.85M
EVR EVRAZ plc -3.14% 1,630.49M
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc -2.44% 40,145.41M
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