Severe blaze at Birmingham"s Smurfit Kappa paper mill being tackled by 100 firefighters

Severe paper mill blaze across seven-acre cardboard storage will keep burning for days Blaze at Smurfit Kappa plant on seven-acre site in Nechells, BirminghamFire is in area containing cardboard boxes at recycled packaging mill Ten thousands tons of cardboard has been burning through the night Nobody thought to be trapped inside but fire was still burning at 2:30am By Mark Duell, Steve Nolan and James Rush PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 18 April 2013 Tens of thousands of tons of cardboard is expected to keep burning for days after a fire at a recycling plant. More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze over a seven-acre area at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had started just after 10pm last night

"I won"t let gas firms hike prices": Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills

'I won't let gas firms hike prices': Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 24 March 2013 Energy Minister John Hayes warned power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills 'Ruthless' power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills, the Energy Minister warned last night.

Anger as Google Music"s scan-and-match feature swaps explicit songs with clean versions

Anger as Google Music's scan-and-match feature swaps explicit songs with clean versions | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 28 December 2012 Users of a new Google Music feature have been left angry and disappointed after it replaced expletive-laden songs with the cleaner versions suitable for all ages. The scan-and-match technology which had been rolled out just in time for Christmas drew early criticism from users who said the tool was weeding out explicit lyrics.

Join our gang – it"s grate! Trio of raccoons pictured with their heads poking out of drain

Join our gang – it's grate! Trio of raccoons pictured with their heads poking out of drainRow of cute creatures in grate pictured in California Raccoons were caught in the act by passing motorist | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 27 December 2012 They tend to make their beds in the hollow of a tree.

First glimpse inside British Library"s new home for its UK national newspaper collection

Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library's new home for its UK national newspaper collectionCulture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a sneak peek of the British Library's new Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireThe state of the art facility will be controlled by robotic shelves and features humidity, temperature and oxygen controls | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 With its neck-achingly high ceilings and vast amounts of space, this giant warehouse could be used to store almost anything.

Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library"s new home for its UK national newspaper collection

Read all about it: First glimpse inside British Library's new home for its UK national newspaper collectionCulture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a sneak peek of the British Library's new Newspaper Storage Building at Boston Spa, Wetherby, West YorkshireThe state of the art facility will be controlled by robotic shelves and features humidity, temperature and oxygen controls | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 With its neck-achingly high ceilings and vast amounts of space, this giant warehouse could be used to store almost anything. But this is no ordinary building – it will soon be packed to the rafters with millions and millions of pages of local and national newspapers from as far back as the 16th century. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was given a first glimpse at the British Library's enormous new Newspaper Storage Facility at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

Thieves steal three rhino horns from Leicester museum amid fears crime gangs are targeting institutions for precious ivory

Thieves steal three rhino horns from museum amid fears crime gangs are targeting institutions for precious horns and ivory to sell in the Far East Three rhino horns were stolen from Leicester’s New Walk MuseumExperts fear pieces will be sold on black market by organised criminals Rhino horns are used in traditional medicines and aphrodisiacs in many Asian countries | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 30 November 2012 Three rhino horns worth tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen from a British museum.

Turner Prize winning artist fears 500,000 solid gold sculpture "stolen" from auction house Christie"s will be melted down

Artist fears 500,000 gold sculpture 'stolen' from Christie's auction house will be melted down for cash | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 30 November 2012 Scottish artist Douglas Gordon A sculpture made from solid gold by a Turner prize-winning artist had been 'stolen' while under the care of famous auction house Christie's. Douglas Gordon claims he only learned that the piece, called 'The Left Hand and the Right Hand Have Abandoned One Another', had been taken after a curator mentioned it to him