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New wind farm off Norfolk coast moves step closer

Dong Energy has decided it wants to build 91 wind turbines off the Norfolk coast. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Archive

A new wind farm off the Norfolk coast has moved a step closer with the announcement that Dong Energy had decided to go ahead with Race Bank project.

The 91 wind turbines would provide enough power for 400,000 households, which is more than all the homes in Norfolk.

The Race Bank wind farm would be 17 miles (27 km) north of Blakeney.

"The size of this project will enable us to utilise the economies of scale to continue to drive down cost of electricity produced by offshore wind farms. This is a must win battle and we are getting one step closer with the decision to build this offshore wind farm.”

– Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President at DONG Energy


Luton company brings back classic 80s computer

To anyone around in the 1980s it is instantly recognisable.

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was at one time Britain's most popular home computer.

Three decades on and it seems it still has a following. A Luton company is putting an updated version back into production after raising money from fans of the PC online.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

New jobs for Peterborough engine-makers

Perkins Engines in Peterborough is to create about 175 jobs over the next three years after the company won a £13 million Government grant.

Perkins Engines export their goods worldwide Credit: ITV

Perkins has turned around its fortunes, after making hundreds of staff redundant in 2009 as profits struggled during the recession. The company exports off-road diesel engines to buyers worldwide and will use the money, secured through the Advanced Propulsion Centre, to develop low-carbon technologies for running diesel engines.

"This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications.”

– ark Stratton, Perkins Engines


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