UK blackouts raise questions over private sector’s right to profit from power

Energy network companies are under scrutiny after last month’s outage, the worst of its kind in a decadeThere is never a good time for a blackout, but for Britain’s energy companies the timing of last month’s power failure could scarcely have been wors…

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Two protesters arrested over Heathrow drone threat

Flights operate as normal after climate activists ‘blocked by signal-jamming technology’Two people have been arrested as protesters attempted to fly drones near Heathrow to highlight the role air travel plays in the escalating climate emergency.Activis…

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ECB announces fresh stimulus as eurozone economy falters

Mario Draghi says bank will reboot quantitative easing in month Lagarde succeeds himThe European Central Bank has announced a fresh stimulus package in an attempt to prevent the fragile eurozone economy from grinding to a halt, with an interest rate cu…

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