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Past articles by Dean:

As Centrica announces record profits, prepayment meter families are still in the dark over compensation

After Centrica's record £3.3bn profits, one figure remains unknown: the amount of compensation energy firms are willing to pay vulnerable people who have been wrongly forced onto prepayment meters → Read More

Prepayment energy meters: Government must go further to end ‘national scandal’, say MPs

With parts of the UK continuing to face freezing weather conditions, MPs called for tougher action from the Government to tackle the 'national scandal' of prepayment energy meters (Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire) → Read More

Grant Shapps’ call to protect families from prepayment meters is a welcome step but more action is needed

The devices are 'clearly proving a danger to many people in the depths of this winter’s cost of living crisis' → Read More

Government urged to impose complete ban on prepayment meters for struggling families

It follows a four-month investigation by i which found courts were processing hundreds of warrants allowing firms to force-fit prepayment meters in just minutes. → Read More

Only 72 out of 500,000 warrants by energy firms to enter homes refused in prepayment meters 'scandal'

Data obtained by i from the Ministry of Justice shows that more applications have been withdrawn by debt agents acting on behalf of suppliers than have been refused by magistrates → Read More

Rishi Sunak urged to act on forced installation of prepayment meters as MPs call for urgent ban

The letter by cross-party MPs and Lords warns that ‘dangerous’ forced prepayment meter installations could lead to deaths this winter → Read More

Prepayment meters: Grant Shapps faces calls to impose urgent ban as winter freeze threatens poorest families

Pressure is growing on the Government to impose an urgent ban on forced installations as Met Office issues severe weather warnings for snow and ice, with temperatures set to plummet to -10°C in parts of the UK → Read More

‘It’s hugely distressing’: Ministers to raise issue of prepayment energy meter warrants with magistrates

Pressure is growing on No 10 to halt the forced installation of the energy meters, with MPs already calling for an urgent moratorium → Read More

Spare a thought for families on prepayment meters who may have to sit in the cold and dark this Christmas

An investigation by i found that debt-collecting agents acting on behalf of suppliers have obtained nearly 500,000 warrants to enter properties since the last Covid lockdown → Read More

Energy crisis: Magistrates claim 'no choice' but to grant warrants to force entry to install prepayment meters

An investigation by i has found that courts are batch-processing hundreds of the warrants in just minutes with little apparent oversight of individual cases → Read More

Poland missile: Clues in the wreckage as analysts pore over rocket which brought Putin's war to Nato soil

Open-source analysts poured over pictures of the wreckage even as Nato leaders were still working out whether Russia was to blame → Read More

Iranian 'suicide' drones used by Russia in Ukraine 'manufactured with British and US components'

An investigation by i shows that Russia has probably unleashed at least 90 Shahed-136 'kamikaze' drones on Ukrainian targets in recent weeks. New evidence suggests the weapons are the latest used by the Kremlin to contain Western components → Read More

‘Dress as soberly as possible’: How newspapers reported past royal funerals from Victoria to George VI

The Aberdeen Press and Journal described the funeral of Edward VII in 1910 in mournful tones although its headline of 'Royal Cavalcade – Nine Kings' may seem frivolous to us nowadays → Read More

The Queen’s funeral: The secret reason why Royal Navy sailors will pull the gun carriage explained

There were claims that the sailors made off with the gun carriage after Queen Victoria’s funeral and that they refused to give it back. → Read More

Vladimir Putin is starting to face a backlash over Russia's war in Ukraine after the Kharkiv defeat

Vladimir Putin is under pressure after Ukraine’s lightning counter-offensive in the eastern Kharkiv region led to Kyiv’s forces retaking an area the size of Greater London in 48 hours → Read More

Holidaymakers face threat of more sewage being dumped on UK beaches during summer holidays

With pollution warnings still in place at 60 bathing spots around the coast on Thursday after sewage was pumped into the sea following heavy storms, swimmers are being urged to stay out of the water. → Read More

British coastguard cut contact with UK lifeboat as it rescued migrants over fears of ‘political fallout’

Incident logs show HM Coastguard raised concerns about 'political fallout' and a risk to its own reputation if it got too involved in the rescue as officials instructed 'do not speak to the vessel if possible'. → Read More

How the Platinum Jubilee laid the groundwork for King Charles to take charge

Clarence House is already quietly becoming a focal point for decision-making within the Royal Family, some suggest, as the Queen enters a new phase → Read More

Threatened with death, and a riot over inhumane conditions: Inside Russia’s filtration camps for Ukrainians

Russian officials began preparing camps hundreds of miles from the border before Putin started the war and Moscow has a formula for allocating money to areas that take the most people → Read More

UK drivers unknowingly fill cars with £400m of Russian diesel as Britain’s imports help fund Putin’s war

Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko pleads with Britain to call an immediate halt to oil shipments and stop facilitating Moscow's 'terrorist organisation' → Read More