Eggs-cessive amount of Easter choccy packaging

The average proportion of chocolate to cardboard, plastic and foil in many Easter eggs is 3:1

Power prices “softening” ahead of Easter weekend

As fingers around the UK are crossed for a sunny bank holiday weekend, power prices are “softening” according to the daily market report. Ben Spry, Optimisation Desk Manager at npower said prompt and near curve prices for gas and electricity opened today slightly lower than last night. He said: “If you look at the weekend, […]

Happy Easter to all our readers!

Dear readers and viewers have a cracking Easter. We’ve had a great week and our April Fool story on the “Electric Rainbow Squid” went all over the net and was picked up in Belize itself! Thanks for all your comments and please keep them coming we always want to hear your views. The next three […]

10,000 northern homes without power

Around 10,000 homes in the north east were without power yesterday as a result of the change in weather. Snow and ice brought down power lines, with Northern Powergrid reporting some 200 faults. Temperatures in Scotland are set to drop from record highs last week by up to 20 degrees. Martin Young, Chief Forecaster at […]

No fuel strike at Easter

Unite today ruled out Easter strike action by tanker drivers in a bid to focus on talks. The announcement came as the union confirmed it was ready to start substantive talks through ACAS as soon as possible and ahead of a meeting later today with Energy Secretary Ed Davey. The union’s Assistant General Secretary, Diana […]

Hosepipe ban announced for April 5th

Seven English water companies have announced a hosepipe ban will come into force in the south east before the Easter holiday begins. The UK has faced extremely dry conditions over the last two years meaning a drought in the south is likely. The temporary usage ban will begin on April 5th. Rob Varley, operations director […]