British Gas owners face backlash after reports suggest they will announce 15% surge in profits

British Gas owners face backlash after reports suggest they will announce 15% surge in profits Parent company Centrica is about to announce profits of 2.8billionThey are also under fire over payments worth more than 10million made to departing British Gas boss, Phil Bentley The PM announced gas firms will have to simplify tariffs for customers . Profit bonanza: The parent company of British Gas faces a backlash amid reports it is to announce a 15 per cent increase in profits on the back of spiralling bills for struggling customers The company is also under fire over payments to the departing British Gas boss, Phil Bentley, who is predicted to walk away with a package of pay, shares and a pension pot together worth more than 10million.

"Plebgate": Building bridges with the police – the Mitchell way… Kiss comes as Yard arrests another man over leaks

Building bridges with the police – the Mitchell way! Kiss comes as Yard arrests another man over 'Plebgate' leaks Scotland Yard has 30 officers investigating claims of a conspiracyAndrew Mitchell challenging 'completely untrue' allegations that he called Downing Street officers 'f****** plebs'David Cameron 'furious' at reports an off duty officer tried to 'blacken the name of a Cabinet minister'CCTV footage casts doubt on account in leaked police log | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 20 December 2012 Andrew Mitchell was yesterday eager to prove he had put his problems with the police behind him – by planting a kiss on the cheek of a female officer. Mr Mitchell made the awkward gesture to Chief Superintendent Lorraine Bottomley after visiting a police station in his constituency. He said he had been visiting the local police and other emergency services for the past 11 years to thank them for keeping the community safe ‘while many of us are putting our feet up over Christmas’.

Welcome to Hampshire boyo: Locals shocked after welsh road signs appear in English town

Welcome to Hampshire boyo: Locals shocked after Welsh road signs appear in English town | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 2 December 2012 Drivers in an English town were amazed when road hazard signs appeared in Welsh. They warned of a skid risk, but because they were in Welsh residents of Andover in Hampshire were at a loss to understand them. It was only by peering closely they could see an English translation underneath.