A carbon capture scheme running through Yorkshire has been given a boost with around €300 million in funding from the European Union.
The White Rose CCS Project will build a new plant beside the existing Drax Power Station site which will burn coal with the potential to co-fire sustainable biomass and meet the equivalent power needs of over 630,000 homes.
From the start, 90 per cent of the carbon dioxide produced by the new plant will be captured and piped off shore beneath the North Sea seabed.
Leigh Hackett, CEO of Capture Power, who run the project, said it "represents another significant milestone for us in our development programme and an important potential source of funding for the Project, as well as providing a strong signal for CCS in Europe."
Police in Selby are appealing for help in finding a missing man. 57-year-old William Notley has not been in contact since he spoke with his wife on the phone yesterday lunchtime when it is believed he was at his home address on Buller Stree.
Officers say Mr Notley's whereabouts are unknown and it is possible he is anywhere in the country. He is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall, with a slim build and brown hair. It is possible that he is wearing a brown striped polo shirt, blue jeans and brown trainers.
People in Selby and Knottingley are being warned of a series of road closures and diversions this month, to allow for work to signals and level crossings.
It's part of a project to re-signal the railway in the Sudforth Lane and Hensall areas, including closing the signal boxes at each, and moving control of the signals to the Ferrybridge signalling control centre.
Network Rails says many of the closures are taking place over the May bank holiday, to reduce the risk of disruption as much as possible.
The improvement work includes renewing five level crossings across the area. At High Eggborough and Heck Lane, the manned gate boxes will be removed.