The mutli-million pound MaXccess gangway that OSBIT Power worked on for offshore services contractor Subsea 7

Osbit Power targets southern North Sea work with Lowestoft outpost

The North East offshore engineering specialists will use a space in Lowestoft's OrbisEnergy hub to target new work

Electricity pylons with wind turbines in the distance

UK energy firms see their reputations plunge to a new low

A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which?

Profits are up at the big six energy firms

Big six UK energy firms' profits up to £1bn plus

The profits made by the Big Six energy firms in supplying British households have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem

Ofgem has warned gas and electricity suppliers

Ofgem issues warning to UK energy firms

Britain's energy regulator has warned gas and electricity suppliers it is keeping a close eye on their activities after a series of tariff hikes left consumers "frustrated and angry"

Tory party chairman Grant Shapps

Grant Shapps calls for Northumberland wind farm rethink

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps speaks out on the spread of Northumberland wind turbines

Thought that the company's announcement will herald a series of rises among the other Big Six UK energy suppliers

Energy giant SSE raises gas and electricity

Energy giant SSE was engaged in a war of words with ministers after announcing it was raising gas and electricity bills by up to 10% for millions of households

Warm days pay

B&q owner Kingfisher yesterday said sales and profits had received a boost during an unseasonably warm April.

Energy, trains and food are all under spotlight

Two of the UK's biggest energy suppliers will be in the spotlight this week, alongside results from a major food production company.

Ditched waste costs householder £475

A fly tipper who dumped household rubbish in the Northumberland countryside was caught by the "waste police" after leaving incriminating evidence at the scene.

Power firm's shares surge on talk of takeover deal

Shares in power firm Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) forged ahead yesterday as traders bet that Powergen owner E.ON will turn its attention on the UK firm following the collapse of its bid for Spanish utility Endesa.

Stock watch

The FTSE 100 bounced back on Tuesday after the market was buoyed by a resurgent mining sector and positive individual performances.

Prices slashed

Scottish and Southern Energy became the second company this week to slash gas and electricity bills.

Toes in water

Scottish & Southern Energy posted rising profits as it said it had applied to enter the water sector for the first time.

Georgia died accidentally

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A jury yesterday returned a verdict of accidental death on a 10-month-old girl who died last April after choking on a piece of apple at a nursery.

Good summer for drinks group

Drinks group Britvic promised annual profits towards the top end of expectations after seeing an improvement in trading over the summer.

Power prices warning

A power company yesterday warned its seven million customers that it will increase prices when a pledge to leave tariffs unchanged runs out on New Year's Day.

Appetite for growth

The owner of Pizza Express plans to open up to 30 new restaurants in the coming year after seeing sales and profits rise.

Mail on Sunday share tips

Engineering firm Charter has made a spectacular recovery.

teaser, Wind Turbine

Engineers boosted

A hugely ambitious project to install the world's biggest wind turbines in the North Sea is helping to take a Northumberland engineering company to new heights.

Customers face surge in energy price

Householders are facing further energy price hike misery from next week after another supplier announced it was pushing up bills by up to 20%.


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