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Power plants put on winter stand-by
A fire at Ferrybridge power station is among the concerns relating to peak winter power output

Power plants put on winter stand-by

National Grid is to pay mothballed plants to be online this winter to prevent power cuts, it has said.

World news

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Justin Bieber faces new charges after being arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and a quad bike that led to a physical altercation.

Sport news

Marsh shines in Australia victory

Marsh shines in Australia victory

Mitchell Marsh shone with bat and ball as Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to book their place in this weekend's triangular series final.

Business news

Skills shortage in building sector

Skills shortage in building sector

A fresh surge in construction activity has fuelled concerns that there are not enough skilled workers in the UK to keep pace with expansion.

Technology news

Tech giants take new gadgets to IFA

Tech giants take new gadgets to IFA

The IFA technology show begins in Berlin this week, with some of the world's biggest tech companies expected to show off new smartphones and wearables for the first time.

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Showbiz news

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

Celebrities have hit out at hackers suspected of leaking hundreds of naked pictures and explicit videos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

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