We have reached the stage in a Parliament when most chancellors hope to assure the electorate that their policies are working, that the country is set fair, and announce that consequently they can relax the purse-strings a little.
A new £11 million space technology centre named after "God particle" scientist Peter Higgs is to be built in Edinburgh as part of the Government's commitment to research and development.
ENERGY firms are under pressure to cut bills by an average of £50 following an announcement of planned cuts to so-called 'green' taxes.
Britain's under-fire energy suppliers said today they will cut household bills after the Government confirmed a shake-up of green levies.
The "Big Six" energy giants are under pressure to pass on every penny of fuel savings expected to be announced by ministers next week.