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EU ‘to buy Russian fuel’ via backdoor loophole as new ban looms

The sale of a vital Russian fuel, diesel, is set to be banned in weeks as Europe and its allies attempt to batter President Vladimir Putin’s energy empire. But, the EU could still sneak the Russian energy source back into the bloc with the help of alternative sellers like India. On February 5, the EU, […]

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NHS patients risk of losing access to breakthrough drugs

NHS patients could lose out on access to groundbreaking new drug treatments after two major pharmaceutical companies ditched a scheme that limits the amount of money spent on new medicines for the health service. Under the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, (VPAS), an agreement exists between the Government, NHS and medicine manufacturers […]

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Heat pump nightmare as engineer shortage may deal ‘blow’ to

The Government may fail to hit its target to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028 due to a major shortage in engineers, which is three times worse than first thought, industry experts have warned. Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative that Westminster is scrambling to roll out to help the UK ditch its […]

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Putin’s energy blackmail backfires as Europe swerves supply

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s weaponisation of energy supplies may have backfired on the dictator as European economies appear to be faring better than expected while sanctions batter the Russian economy. While Russia’s curtailing of gas deliveries to Europe in the build-up to and during the war in Ukraine did send wholesale energy costs spiralling out […]

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Energy market crash could spark eye-watering 674bn loss for UK

Campaigners have warned that the UK could be heading towards an “out-of-control financial collapse” if an overvaluation of fossil fuel assets triggers a market crash, which could cost the taxpayer as much as £674billion. Research by the One for One campaign group has likely sent alarm bells ringing for the Government as it could end […]

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Sturgeon warned energy plans could backfire on millions of Brits

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been warned that her plan to accelerate the phase-out of oil and gas could come at a huge cost to millions of Britons, according to an industry trade body. Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has warned that Scotland’s draft energy strategy could backfire as Britain will need gas for “decades […]

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Russian cosmonauts left stranded on ISS as spacecraft breaks down

The Soyuz programme is the longest operational human spacecraft programme in the history of space exploration, with the first-ever crewed flight into space taking place back in April 23 1967. The spacecraft generally weighs seven tonnes and measure 7.2 metres in length and 2.7 metres in diameter. They open solar panels open after launching and […]

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Minister to unveil science superpower plan today in break from EU

Brexit: Freeman slams ‘aggressive’ EU checks on Newsnight Science Minister George Freeman is today set to unveil the UK’s strategy which he claims could help Britain become a science superpower outside the EU’s £80billion flagship innovation scheme. The minister told Express.co.uk that he is “sending a message to Europe” by unveiling his plan to take […]

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Flybe apologises as airport shuts ahead of first UK space launch

Airliner Flyby has been forced to apologise to travellers after cancelling flights at late notice to make way for the UK’s first-ever space launch. In a historic moment for the UK space sector, Virgin Orbit’s rocket will blast into the so-called low-Earth orbit from the Newquay Airport Cornwall. While the event, named Start Me Up, has been […]

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Ukraine’s ‘superheroes’ bringing the lights back after Russian

Ukraine: Video reportedly shows strike in Svatovo As Russia’s brutal strikes continue to wreak havoc in Ukraine, engineers are scrambling to make repairs to bring power back online after getting plunged into darkness. Russia’s barrages of missile strikes in Ukraine are deliberately targeting critical energy infrastructure, with the result being blackouts that can last up […]