Household income forecast to rise in 2015

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But pre-crisis levels not expected until after election year

ScottishPower eyes big wind farm push

Group sees potential for expansion in Scotland despite opposition

Opposition blasts blackout helpline delay

Labour says families left vulnerable to any repeat of storm chaos

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Panto thriving despite ticket price rises

Several UK theatres predict best-ever season

Older professionals seek new work horizons

A fifth set sights on fresh career after reaching retirement

Market for young adult fiction proves buoyant

Genre forges ahead as overall print sector suffers