Economist Vicky Pryce who spent nine weeks in jail for accepting her former husband Chris Huhne's speeding points

Prison is no longer working for female offenders, says economist Vicky Pryce

The economist, who was jailed for nine weeks in 2012, tells us why she feels the justice system needs to change to help women

Vicky Pryce

The Journal Opinion: Prison reform issue has found a new voice

The Journal's opinion column for Friday, December 19, in which we focus on the subject of prison reform

A North Sea oil rig

Will the price of gas and oil continue to rise?

Chris Huhne says the case for renewables is supported by projections that the wholesale cost of energy – generally benchmarked to the price of natural gas – will continue to rise

Chris Huhne at The Energy Debate

Renewables vital to securing UK's energy future, says Chris Huhne

Renewables are the answer to UK’s energy concerns, argued Chris Huhne at last week’s North East Energy Debate. Peter McCusker reports

Northumberland beats Scotland in wind generation as campaigners hit at Chris Huhne

Campaigners say Environment Secretary Chris Huhne was wrong to suggest Scotland is doing more than Northumberland

Chris Huhne at The Energy Debate

Chris Huhne: Allow wind farms in Northumberland to keep Scotland happy

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne said UK policy should be in favour of onshore wind in order to keep Scotland happy

David Quayle of H&H Land and Property

Dig into the facts before entering into opencast agreement

Opencasting offers North East farmers and landowners the chance to make money, but they must ensure they protect their position

Vicky Pryce resumes her role as adviser

Vicky Pryce resumes her role as Government economics adviser

Vicky Pryce has resumed her role as a Government economics adviser after serving a jail term for swapping speeding points with ex-husband Chris Huhne

Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court

Barrister Constance Briscoe gave wrong statement, jury told

Barrister Constance Briscoe gave a false statement in an investigation into Chris Huhne's speeding points Southwark Crown Court has heard

Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne

Denise Robertson: Politics is so important, so why can't we get real insight?

Denise Robertson ponders why good political programmes on television are fast becoming a thing of the past

Abrahams hits back at critics

Controversial Labour donor David Abrahams came out with a stinging attack on his critics today and claimed he will be cleared of any misconduct in relation to planning matters.

Region’s Lib Dems hail a new leader

LIBERAL Democrats in the North-East are hoping to secure election victories following Nick Clegg’s party leadership win.

Abrahams plan was fast-tracked

THE Newcastle businessman at the centre of the Labour party donations scandal had a planning application fast tracked.

Punch and counter punch on donations

A BUSINESS park at the centre of the political donations row was approved by a Liberal Democrat council despite concerns raised by officers at a Labour-controlled authority, it emerged yesterday.

Was Abrahams a middle-man?

POLICE have been asked to investigate whether Labour donor David Abrahams could himself be a middle-man.

Police meet Huhne over A1 park deal

DURHAM Police are due to meet Liberal Democrat leadership contender Chris Huhne today over his concerns about the decision to allow a company controlled by Labour donor David Abrahams to build a business park in the county.

Police to speak to MP in donor row

DURHAM police yesterday said they will speak to Liberal Democrat leadership contender Chris Huhne over his complaint about Labour Party donor David Abrahams and his business dealings.

No bird flu charges

The Bernard Matthews plant at the centre of the bird flu outbreak will not face prosecution, the Food Standards Agency said yesterday.

Ming too old – Owen

Lord Owen, one of the Gang of Four which formed the Social Democrats in the 1980s, said yesterday that Sir Menzies Campbell was too old to be leader of the Liberal Democrats and should be replaced by "a young Turk".

Defra SFP blunderers share in £7m bonuses

Farmers have reacted angrily to the news that Defra staff, including some of those overseeing the Single Farm Payments fiasco, have received over £7m since 2004 in performance-related bonuses.


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