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June 20, 2018 10:12 AM EU tells Luxembourg to recoup back taxes from French firm

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's state aid watchdog is ordering Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros ($139 million) in unpaid taxes from French electricity provider Engie. The watchdog, the European Commission, said Wednesday that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on almost all their profits for about a decade 5

June 18, 2018 11:01 PM How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely 7

June 7, 2018 8:19 AM The elderly parents’ guide to computers

This is easy because your son or daughter will set up the computer for you. Remember to drive them to distraction with questions like, “What’s Video X Pro? Where do you put the batteries in? What if a spider gets inside?” Once the computer is set up after considerable time and effort, show your gratitude by saying, “It all seems like a lot of fuss and bother 20

June 6, 2018 11:09 AM New banking option for Ryedale residents

RYEDALE District Council is working in partnership with Community First Credit Union to offer an alternative banking option. Residents in Ryedale can open a current account with card access and online banking facilities through the credit union. They also offer loans, savings accounts and a budgeting account which assists households to manage their monthly 7

June 5, 2018 7:25 AM Only 17 massive new problems with Brexit discovered today

ONLY 17 immense Brexit problems have emerged in the last 24 hours, an upbeat Theresa May has confirmed. The prime minister is upbeat because the latest daily batch of seemingly insurmountable difficulties – including a lack of qualified opticians, the closure of garden centres and severe toilet paper shortages – is the smallest yet. She said: “17 new intractable 9

May 30, 2018 7:13 PM What is this mysterious object caught on video in the clouds above an RAF base? Bystander claims to have filmed 'UFO'

A teen skywatcher claims to have captured a UFO hovering near an RAF base – and is convinced it could be something extraterrestrial. Lucas Budel, 19, said he spotted the mysterious aircraft near his home in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The town is home to the RAF base which used to investigate UFO sightings and which now houses Headquarters Air Command 6

May 4, 2018 10:39 AM Call for exhibitors for craft fair in Market Weighton

MARKET Weighton community hall has put out a call for exhibitors for its annual local craft fair. The management committee is seeking applications for 24 assorted craft and food stalls from Market Weighton and the East Riding. The venue on Station Road has two halls and interested parties are invited to book a table - large tables are £13 and small tables 19

April 30, 2018 10:55 AM Uncertainty remains over future of York's Tramways social club site

THE future of a building owned by an historic club in York is still up in the air. The Tramways Club held a special meeting recently to allow members to decide whether its premises and land should be sold. If this happened, one of the options would be using the money to buy a smaller building. President of the club, Sheila Ali, said the club was struggling 19

April 25, 2018 12:36 PM St Peter and St Paul RC Primary pupils celebrate Earth Week

YOUNGSTERS from St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School swapped pen and paper for the great outdoors to celebrate Earth Day. Pupils and teachers spent the week learning about the environment, plastic pollution and carbon footprint. The whole school got involved last week by making their own clothes out of recyclable items and taking part in an earth-themed 21

April 20, 2018 9:37 AM Almost one million Scottish Power customers to see bills rise

The Glasgow-based company said it would contact customers and help them to switch to lower tariffs. The Glasgow-based company becomes the third of the 'big six' energy providers to hike prices this month. It blamed the increase on rising wholesale energy costs, delivering greener electricity and upgrading meters. About 960,000 homes, one-third of the customers 16