EDF is exploring keeping two of its UK nuclear power stations open for longer than planned amid growing concern over energy shortages . The French state-owned company said it will review its current plans to close Hartlepool and Heysham 1 in March 2024 “with an ambition to generate longer if possible”. The UK’s nuclear fleet, owned by EDF and minority partner Centrica, currently supplies about 16pc of Britain’s power annually. However all but one of the stations, Sizewell B in Suffolk, are set to retire by the end of the decade, with only one new plant being built. The closures will unfold just as demand for clean electricity rises due to a boom in electric cars , while stable sources of power are needed to balance out intermittent renewables. Russia’s war on Ukraine has triggered a far greater focus on energy security. Gas shortages triggered by cuts to Russian supplies to Europe have driven up household and business energy bills and triggered concerns over … [Read more...] about EDF exploring keeping UK nuclear power plants open for longer to boost energy supplies
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Ukraine’s nuclear power provider has accused Russia of “kidnapping” the head of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Vladimir Putin’s troops. Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4pm on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said. Energoatom said Russian troops stopped Mr Murashov’s car, blindfolded him and took him to an undisclosed location. “His detention by (Russia) jeopardizes the safety of Ukraine and Europe’s largest nuclear power plant,” said Energoatom President Petro Kotin said. Mr Kotin demanded Russia immediately release Mr Murashov. Russia did not immediately acknowledge seizing the plant director. The Zaporizhzhia plant, which is still being run by Ukrainian technicians after it … [Read more...] about Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ head of Ukraine nuclear plant
The Chase: Bradley confused by London Marathon question SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thousands and thousands, including elite athletes and members of the general public, will descend upon the nation's capital to take on the 2022 London Marathon today. The iconic event is usually held in April, but the 2020 and 2021 editions were moved to October due to the Covid pandemic. When this year’s event was being organised, it was unknown if the restrictions would still be in place in April, so the October date has remained for another year, but will return to its usual date in 2023. Related articles London marathon: How to secure your place if you didn't win the bal... London Marathon to include non-binary … [Read more...] about London Marathon 2022 start time: When does every race start? How long does it take?
Marhenets, Ukraine — It was a sweet little room, really. One of those cozy kitchen-dining rooms. The stovetop and oven were a little outdated, the countertop a bit tired and the wooden cabinets maybe could have used a lick of paint. But the top floor apartment faced a grand square in central Marhenets, with a view of the Cultural Palace next door and the fields beyond. What a view. Bright summer afternoon sunlight poured into the room. It was easy to imagine the meals, the laughter and joy shared between family members and friends in that room. There was a warmth about the place. A smiling woman, maybe in her early 70's, invited us in. She was sweeping up dust from the gaping, 25-foot hole in her wall left by a Russian rocket that tore her home and her life to pieces a few nights before. She warned us not to get too close to the edge. Not only was the entire wall missing, but so was much of the floor. What was left crumbled below our feet as plaster, from what was left of … [Read more...] about CBS News meets people living in the shadow of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, as Russian rockets rain down
Over the last decade and a half, more than 129,000 policyholders have been offloaded from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort . Through a program known as depopulation, some of the riskiest policies were placed with untested private insurers as the agency tried to reduce its exposure to future hurricane losses. Few homeowners knew how vulnerable some of the new private insurers really were until companies faced their first major challenges in 2020 and 2021 — a period that included four powerful hurricanes. The flaws of the program are now becoming clear. Every year since 2008, Louisiana Citizens policies have been offered to private insurers. No company that has applied has ever been turned down. Some insurers were barely up and running when they opted to underwrite homes for vulnerable Louisianans. Six of the 18 companies participating have since been declared insolvent – including the four that took on the lion’s share of … [Read more...] about State program placed Louisiana’s riskiest policies with untested insurers; many then failed
Emmerdale celebrate 50th anniversary with trailer SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Emmerdale icon Aaron Dingle (played by Danny Miller) will return to the soap this month as the show celebrates its 50th anniversary. Taking part in dramatic scenes, Aaron returns to make amends with his family as they all join together in the wake of Faith Dingle's (Sally Dexter) cancer diagnosis. However, upon his return he finds out about Chas Dingle's (Lucy Parteger) affair with Al Chapman (Michael Wildman), sending shockwaves through the family. Opening up about his return, Danny expressed the one thing he was so hopeful for was the return of his long-term boyfriend Robert Sugden Related articles Ruth Langsford details fears … [Read more...] about Emmerdale star Danny Miller wanted special reunion with former flame for 50th anniversary
M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 is on sale now and we have everything you need to know if you want to get your hands on it. The highly anticipated calendar is back and is sure to send beauty fans into a flurry, and here's everything you need to know. Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar, from £40 - buy here Available to shop in store and online at marksandspencer.com . from October 27, the fabulous Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar looks incredible this year. It's been carefully curated and filled with 25 gorgeous beauty treats, including a number of incredible third-party brands alongside bestselling M&S own-brand products. With big name brands including Origins, REN, Clinque, Emma Hardie, PRAI and many more it's a must have for beauty fans. Designed with affordability in mind, it'll be on sale for £40 when you spend £30 on Clothing, Home & Beauty instore or online . It'll be on sale from October 27 , so mark that date in your diary … [Read more...] about M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 launching soon and here’s when you can buy it
IT'S that time of year again when Christmas advent calendars start arriving back on shelves, so why not give your chocolate one a miss this year and upgrade with a luxe beauty compilation? We've picked out the best beauty advent calendars for 2022 from top brands and retailers, including highly anticipated edits from Lookfantastic, Cult Beauty and Boots No7. If there ever was a time to treat yourself, Christmas is it. Beauty advent calendars are a great chance to try some of the best beauty products on the market and often for a much lower price tag than their normal RRP value. If you're looking to try some old cult faves, or new must-haves from the world of beauty, skincare, haircare and fragrance - there really is something for everyone. Last year saw calendars from major players like Liberty London, Cult Beauty and Lookfantastic fly off the shelves, with pre-orders and waitlists seeing record numbers. This year shoppers can choose between high street brands such as … [Read more...] about 23 Best beauty advent calendars to snap up for 2022
ITV is back with another crime thriller series and this time it’s Karen Pirie. The detective drama is injecting some excitement into Sunday night, following detective sergeant Karen Pirie (Lauren Lyle), who gets thrown into the investigation of an unsolved murder case 25 years on after the crime becomes the subject of a popular true crime podcast. Scottish investigator Karen is young and fearless, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind if it gets her closer to discovering the truth. While we might all know someone like Karen in real life, the new show’s plot left us wondering whether it was based on a true story. So, let’s dig deeper… Is Karen Pirie based on a true story? While the storyline doesn’t seem all that far fetched, Karen Pirie is not actually based on a true story. The ITV drama was adapted for television by actress and screenwriter, Emer Kenny – who also stars in the three-part series as Karen’s best friend and flatmate, River. Writer Emer and … [Read more...] about Karen Pirie: Is the ITV show based on a true story?
Emer Kenny, 32, chats about starring in ITV’s new crime drama Karen Pirie as River – and how penning it stirred her emotions. The much-anticipated new drama is based on Val McDermid’s crime novel, but distancing itself apart from the usual dead-girl narratives, this one has a feminist edge to it. Let’s see what makes it different through the eyes of the woman who adapted it for our screens. How did you get involved with Karen Pirie? I was writing on Save Me Too and I was sent The Distant Echo by Val McDermid and asked, ‘What do you think?’ I read it and loved the central character, Karen. She’s really funny and relatable. The book is set half in the ’70s and half in 2004, and I said, ‘If you’ll let me put my spin on it for it to work on screen, I’d love to take it on’. They said, ‘Go for it!’ We pitched it to ITV and they loved it. We filmed it last summer. It feels like I’ve been waiting for people to watch it for a long time. Were you already a fan of Val … [Read more...] about ‘I wrote Karen Pirie when Sarah Everard went missing and was bubbling with anger’