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MPs open windfarm off Lincolnshire coast

Ambitious plans to make the UK the "cutting-edge green economy in the world" have been announced by Ministers during a visit to Grimsby this afternoon.

They were set out by the Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davy as they formally opened Centrica Energy's £1 billion Lincs offshore wind farm, five miles off the coast of Skegness.

The Lincs farm is able to produce enough electricity to meet the needs of 200,000 homes-equivalent to two thirds of all homes in Lincolnshire.

In the next few years there'll be offshore wind farms stretching from Bridlington in North Yorkshire to Skegness and Mablethorpe in Lincolnshire.


Clegg admits " mistakes" over Rennard

Nick Clegg MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Nick Clegg conceded today that his party made "very serious mistakes" in failing to deal properly with complaints of sexual harassment against its then chief executive Lord Rennard.

The Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister continued to insist that he was personally unaware of any specific allegations by women in the party until they were broadcast by Channel 4 last week.

But he suggested that the issue was "in the background" when the peer - who strenuously denies the alleged inappropriate behaviour - retired from his senior role on grounds of ill-health.

"There were some very serious mistakes and the women were not listened to and were let down," Mr Clegg said as he was grilled on the controversy during his weekly phone-in on LBC 97.3 radio.

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11% of voters think Clegg has been open over Rennard

The Sun is reporting that a YouGov poll has found only 11 percent of voters think Nick Clegg has been "open and honest" over the Lord Rennard allegations.

Yesterday Liberal Democrat officials met with police to "ascertain if any criminal activity has taken place". Lord Rennard refutes the allegations of impropriety.

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