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Lincolnshire wind farm plans abandoned

A Swedish energy company has stopped the development of the Nocton Fen Wind Energy Project after assessing the impact of proposed changes to planning policy by the UK Government.

It’s obviously disappointing to stop development of Nocton Fen as it would have delivered significant benefit locally and generated affordable, clean and renewable energy for tens of thousands of homes every year.

It was clear that proposed changes to onshore wind planning in England introduced increased risk in the process. Stopping the scheme now is a sensible decision.

– Vattenfal

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Teenager questioned over York murder

Police in York are questioning a 19-year-old over a murder in York on Monday evening.

Police are questioning a man in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Liam Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

The teen had been in hospital for treatment following the incident on Hamilton Drive, Acomb, where 20-year-old Liam Miller died.

Police have also confirmed that they are treating the attack on the second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

Leeds residents to benefit from £40 million broadband boost

A deal worth £40 million has been secured to make ultra-fast broadband available in Leeds.

Forty million pounds has been secured to make ultra-fast broadband available in Leeds.

Up to 80,000 homes are set to benefit from speeds of 152Mb. The upgrade will begin in MIddleton, then roll out to other areas of the city after being agreed between internet providers and the city council.

I am delighted that we have secured this investment for the residents of Leeds. Access to high speed broadband is the cornerstone of a thriving local economy helping residents connect and businesses to grow.

– Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council

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Refinery fined £1.4m after creating 'an inevitable risk of death'

The safety failings of the company which ran Lindsey Oil refinery in north Lincolnshire "created an inevitable risk of death" a judge has said.

The comments came as oil firm Total UK were fined after a major fire at the plant near Immingham which killed one of their workers.

24-year-old Robert Greenacre died in the blaze in June 2010. His parents were in court to hear today's sentencing.

Michael Billington has the story:

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