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esidents on the Isle of Eigg have been trying to use household appliances less after a lack of rain affected its hydro power schemes.
The island community has won awards for its renewable power projects, which charge batteries to provide homes with electricity.
Eigg Heritage Trust secretary Maggie Fyffe said islanders were using items such as toasters as little as possible.
The trust is now planning to spend part of its £300,000 share of the prize money on more solar panels to prevent a repeat of the shortages in future years.
Pope Benedict has joined mounting Vatican criticism of raids by Belgian police investigating alleged child sex abuse, calling them "deplorable".
A pregnant mother says she was forced to get off a bus because the driver was disturbed by her toddler's behaviour.
Sharon Tracey, 35, said she was told by the driver to keep her two-year-old son Brandon quiet on the number 62 bus in Plymouth, Devon.
She got on the bus with Brandon who was in his pushchair.
She said: "He had been in town, he was fed up and hot and was screaming to get out.
"I was doing my best to keep him quiet.
"The driver turned round and said if I did not shut him up we would be thrown off.
"I tried in vain to keep him quiet as I felt a bit embarrassed."
This one-day event is suitable for those with contact with Gypsy and Traveller groups and for anyone whose work impacts on Gypsies and Travellers to explore the fundamental differences between different travelling communities. It is of particular benefit for Elected Members, planners, social inclusion officers, education and health workers.
Gypsy & Traveller Awareness – exploring the perceptions, myths, history, traditions, culture, ceremonies and etiquette relevant to the various Gypsy & Traveller groups
Gypsy & Traveller Panel – (a question and answer session) the panel will consist of representatives of different traveller groups including Romany, Irish and New Travellers
Tolerance and Acceptance – engaging with the settled community by rebuilding pre-conceived perceptions and breaking down barriers
The two-year scheme at Bristol City Council is only open to candidates from black or ethnic minority backgrounds because the "normal recruitment process was not rectifying" under-representation.
The authority said the programme, which takes on two people a year, is lawful under race relations legislation because it is only a traineeship and does not guarantee a job at the end of it.
But Kerry McCarthy, a Labour MP in Bristol, said: "I would support schemes like this. It gives people an opportunity."