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Day: October 15, 2004

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Slightly roasted beef

A farmer in Devon plans to sue an electricity firm after some of his cows were apparently electrocuted by an 11kV surge from an unsafe cable. Peter Banbury said he was concerned for the health of his animals, which collapsed to the

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Vinci upbeat on Ford group future

Electrical engineering company Vinci Energies United Kingdom is predicting a rosy future for a £4m turnover Nottingham electrical and mechanical firm after acquiring it from administration. Vinci bought The Ford Communications and Arthur Ford businesses from administrators Tenon on 1 October, securing

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11m power project ends blackouts

Installation of an £11m electrical supply system to prevent weather-related blackouts has finally been completed in the Scottish Borders. The new network, which includes 11 sub-stations as well as hundreds of kilometres of reinforced cable, should reduce the impact of storms on

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New President for Gambica

Gambica, the association for instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology, has announced the appointment of Colin Perry, Chairman, LTE Scientific, as its president for the year 2004/05. Colin Perry takes over from Harry Tee. He is a member of the European Commission's

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Biomass task force to boost green energy

A government-appointed task force has been launched to stimulate biomass supply and demand in an attempt to meet renewable energy targets and assist farmers. The food and farming minister, Larry Whitty, also unveiled a £3.5m UK Bio-Energy Infrastructure Scheme providing grants to

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Illicit enrichment

The former head of Alcatel in Costa Rica, Edgar Valverde, has been taken into custody with prosecutors alleging that Alcatel tried to acquire the rights to 400,000 cellular telephone lines in a contract with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, which holds a

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