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UK seeks emergency electricity supplies
Emergency supplies of electricity are being sought by the National Grid for this winter because of the threat of shortages of output from the UK's coal, gas and nuclear power stations.
Emergency measures to prevent blackouts this winter  
Mothballed power plants on standby for winter crisis  
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Top stories

By eliminating �Boris Island� from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created an impression of momentum towards the construction of a runway somewhere else around London.
BLACKBURN'S Royal Mail Delivery Office will be opening on Sundays from this week as part of a pilot scheme. Royal Mail's network of almost 1,400 delivery offices is currently open six days a week.
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, ...
​​Bradford-based Sunwin, which employs 1,500 staff​ and​ guards cash in transit and ​provides ​ATM support​, ​is being sold to American ATM management firm Cardtronic​s.
With the dust yet to settle following Tesco's (TSCO) latest profits warning, analysts at Deutsche Bank have taken the red pen to forecasts for the ailing supermarket and still see no reason to buy.

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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