The boss of British Nuclear Group (BNG) is planning to leave the state-owned nuclear clean-up company, which the government is planning to break up and privatise, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday. Chief Executive Lawrie Haynes would walk away with a financial package worth well over 1 million pounds ($1.92 million), the newspaper added, without citing sources.
Tiscali 13th Nov 2006
Telegraph 13th Nov 2006
ISRAEL and Iran traded threats after Ehud Olmert arrived in the United States for talks with President Bush yesterday, warning Tehran that it should “start to fear” the consequences of trying to acquire nuclear weapons.
Times 13th Nov 2006
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on Sunday warned world powers over the consequences of passing a UN resolution against Iran over its nuclear programme.
Interactive Inverstor 12th Nov 2006
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has warned Tehran will not hesitate to retaliate with a crushing blow if Israel attacks its nuclear sites.
BBC 12th Nov 2006
Ehud Olmert, Israel’s prime minister, arrived in Washington yesterday to rally opposition to Iran’s nuclear programme as the repercussions of Israel’s war against Hizbullah continued in Tel Aviv.
Guardian 13th Nov 2006
Many of the most politically contentious issues surfacing in the political year ahead, such as a replacement for the Trident nuclear deterrent , are unlikely to feature heavily in the speech.
FT 13th Nov 2006
Kate Hudson says: A delay on the decision about replacing Trident would be very welcome (“Brown may be left with Trident dilemma”, 10 November). This would make it possible for the long-promised public and parliamentary debate to happen before the Government makes a decision, rather than after.
Independent 13th Nov 2006
A £12 billion bid for ScottishPower by Iberdrola, of Spain, could be formally launched this week — and possibly as early as tomorrow, when the British group publishes its half-year results.
Times 13th Nov 2006
Scotland (from last week)
SCOTLAND’s refusal to build a new generation of nuclear power stations will ruin Britain’s bid to cut greenhouse gases. A report commissioned for London mayor Ken Livingstone warns that if Scotland’s two nuclear stations are not replaced, the UK will be forced to build gas-powered stations to compensate. As a result, carbon emissions will increase, preventing Britain from meeting its commitment to cut global warming. The report, written by Large & Associated Consultant Engineers, declares: “The policy of the Scottish Parliament may well preclude new-build NPPs [nuclear power plants] in Scotland, or it may choose only to permit a new generating capacity proportionate to its electricity consumption demand … If so, [it] …could jeopardise the UK’s carbon-free treaty obligations.”
Scotland on Sunday 5th Nov 2006