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Energy bills are set to rise because Britain will become more reliant on energy imports to fill a shortfall in domestic production, the industry watchdog has warned. Ofgem said supplies are on a "rollercoaster" and heading "downhill fast".

“Soaring gas prices, families struggling with bills, and now very serious concerns about threats to supply – what more will it take for Chancellor George Osborne to admit defeat over his dash for gas?

Sam Cragie’s list of snooker achievements are as long as the eye can see including becoming world under 21 Champion at the tender age of 16! With a bright future ahead Sam has the full backing of the Solar Solutions NE team watching his progress keenly as he makes his tilt for the top of the professional rankings, a star in the making. Representing his country at all junior age levels and winning many titles much younger than expected gives you an idea of what type of future Sam may have in the professional ranks. Good luck in the future and we will be with you all the way…

Weeks of strong sunshine across much of Britain and a surge in photovoltaic (PV) panels installations has resulted in the record generation of solar power, according to figures from government and the industry.

There are now over 450,000 solar installations, almost all on household roofs, which together have a capacity of 2.7GW. On a sunny day solar power is able to generate around 2% of UK demand over a 24-hour period. But because solar panels generate electricity in peak daylight hours, this is the equivalent of around 6% of all electricity needed in Britain between 10am and 5pm.