Reuters/Reuters - Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks places her hand on her heart as she makes a statement to the media alongside her husband Charlie in London June 26, 2014.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has insisted there is no danger of the country's lights going out after the Czech owners of one of Britain's biggest power stations announced its closure.
The construction industry is enjoying its longest period of sustained growth for seven and a half years, according to a closely watched barometer of the sector.
(Adds quotes, details, changes dateline from BRUSSELS). LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell gained EU approval on Wednesday for its $70 billion acquisition of Britain's BG Group, the second of four key markets needed to clear the deal.
... * FTSE 100 up 1.2 pct. * Ashtead gains from U.S. construction rebound. * Glencore falls following China growth worries. * Halfords hit by cycling downturn (Adds quote, detail, recasts).