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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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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 may be right to think that the latest setback to his Thames estuary plan is not the end of the story. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.
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, ...
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.
Petrol and diesel could be replaced by a fuel developed from a bacteria found in the human gut, scientists claim. Researchers have found a way to use the gut bacteria E.coli - often behind attacks of diarrhoea - to help generate propane gas - a part of ...

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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