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Campaigners gear up for second windfarm fight

Campaigners say they will fight proposals for a windfarm on a site near Grantham that's located just under two miles away from land on which another farm was recently rejected. It is just under six months since the development known as 'Temple Hill' was rejected - but now a different company has put forward even bigger plans for nearby Fulbeck Airfield. The firm argues the turbines will benefit the community financially, campaigners though say will fight again. Kate Hemingway reports:


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


Drone pilots warned over airport safety

The Civil Aviation Authority is warning drone pilots to stay safe when operating near airports.

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The authority, which controls the airspace above the UK say unless people take necessary precautions and checks a serious accident could happen. It comes following a number of near misses between the remotely controlled craft and planes operating near the country's airports.

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