Energy firms cash in on storms by leaving wind turbines idle as some power companies boost takings by a THIRD

  • Figure for Christmas Eve and Day alone – at height of crisis – was £1.2million
  • Wind farms are paid to shut down turbines during gusty weather
  • Britain is braced for another battering of gales and rain over New Year


Sold out! Flights and buses full as Romanians and Bulgarians head for the UK

  • One airline has even doubled number of flights to meet demand
  • Some one-way tickets are selling for up to £3,000 each
  • Buses leaving Bulgarian capital of Sofia until January 9 are fully booked


Tories will ruin the recovery by flirting with EU exit, says Clegg: Deputy PM says party will put politics ahead of what is best for the country

  • Liberal Democrat leader’s New Year’s message contains the warning
  • He said Ukip and the Tories would ‘put narrow political interests ahead of the national economic interest’
  • The ramped-up rhetoric may anger his Tory Coalition partners


The ‘cronies’ honours list: Controversy over knighthood for PR man who holidayed with Cameron and awards to Tory and LibDem donors

  • PR chief Alan Parker, who holidayed with the PM, was honoured
  • At least two Tory donors have been honoured and four Lib Dem donors
  • Karren Brady handed a CBE after appearing at the Tory conference
  • Mr Cameron has been accused of running a Government of cronies


Sorry but migrants will STILL abuse the NHS: Department of Health research shows only 16% of charges are ever recovered


Benefits migrants will rush to Britain to be £13,000 better off

BRITAIN is facing a flood of migrants who live in other EU states because our benefits are “difficult to ­resist”, experts are warning.


One thing we agree on…. Germans are calling for stiffer rules on migrants

POLITICIANS in Germany are calling for stiffer controls on its expected influx of Romanians and Bulgarians.


David Cameron is ‘ignoring public fears on immigration’, says Tory

PRIME Minister David Cameron was last night accused of ignoring the concerns of ordinary Britons on immigration.


Thousands of police staff walk out and join firefighters strike today

Thousands of police force civilian staff, including handlers of 999 calls, will strike today to coincide with a walkout by firefighters.


A new wave of migration for which nobody voted

SO TONIGHT is the night.


Bulgarian migrants are given lessons in exploiting British benefits

Seats on buses to London are booked up for days as thousands of Bulgarian and Romanian migrants expected to head to the UK


Energy company bosses to be summoned to appear before MPs over Christmas power cuts

Exclusive: Tim Yeo MP, chairman of the energy select committee, tells the Telegraph he plans to summon bosses of networks companies to explain “unacceptable” performance


Huge increase in towns blighted by alcohol trouble since drink laws relaxed

Official figures show number of alcohol trouble hotspots has risen 150 per cent since 2007


Does Nigel Farage want to join the Conservatives?

By urging ministers to accept Syrian refugees, Ukip’s leader has played a canny game


Liberal Democrats rubbish Tory claims Nick Clegg is preventing block on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants

Guido Fawkes

New Year Honours Establishment Cronyism
Troughing MPs, Spinners, Aides and Donors Bunged Gongs


Economic recovery felt by only one in 50 voters, TUC poll finds

TUC says its survey is ‘bad news for the government’ as most people said they expect living standards crisis to continue

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