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Workers at Sellafield vote for strike action

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More than a thousand construction workers at Sellafield have voted for strike action.

Unite union says the move follows a 10 month dispute over health and safety and a disagreement over the employment of a full-time shop steward.

Sellafield says the workers are contractors, employed by other companies, and their actions are not affecting safety or site operations.

Public consultation over new nuclear power station

The Moorside Project would be built in the land surrounding the existing Sellafield site Credit: PA

A public consultation on plans to construct a new nuclear power station is set to start in May.

NuGen’s proposed Moorside Project, which would be Europe’s largest new nuclear development, would be built on land surrounding the existing Sellafield Site.

The consultation will start with an event at the Moorside Information Centre in Whitehaven’s Civic Hall on May 16.

More than 20 consultation events are to be held across Cumbria and the process is expected to last for 10 weeks.

“NuGen is very keen to hear the public’s views on the project and I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to either come to one of the Cumbrian events, drop into the Moorside Information Centre, or register to “Have Your Say” through the consultation website.”

– Fergus McMorrow, NuGen’s planning lead in Cumbria


Exhibition of rare Pringle of Scotland pieces

A model on the Pringle of Scotland 2015 catwalk Credit: ITV Border

Rare pieces of knitwear produced in the Borders have gone on display at the National Museum of Scotland.

The exhibition marks the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland, tracing the history of the company from its beginning as an undergarment manufacturer in Hawick.

The company claim its roots are important to its success.

It is one of the reasons why Pringle still has its head office there, it is why it does all of its sampling and limited edition production there. So it is still a vital part of Scottish manufacturing"

– Alistair O'Neill, Curator Pringle of Scotland
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