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Electricity bills 'set for £12 cut'
Energy watchdog Ofgem said the move followed around two billion pounds of savings in the sector

Electricity bills 'set for £12 cut'

Bills are to be reduced by £12 a year on average after new price controls were agreed by five of the six companies that run Britain's electricity network.

World news

Man dies in 'cold water challenge'

Man dies in 'cold water challenge'

A man was killed and five others injured in Germany when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called 'cold water challenge', a dare that has been spreading on Facebook.

Sport news

Broad credits Moores for positivity

Broad credits Moores for positivity

Stuart Broad senses a new beginning is under way for him and his England team-mates as they look to finally free themselves from the hangover of last winter's Ashes whitewash.

Business news

Barclays reveals 7% profits slide

Barclays reveals 7% profits slide

Barclays took a fresh £900 million hit to cover payment protection insurance (PPI) claims as it revealed a 7% slide in first-half profits today.

Technology news

Warning over Android security risk

Warning over Android security risk

A new flaw in the Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users since 2010 at risk to hacking, a mobile analytics firm has claimed.

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