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Train delays due to Selby swing bridge problem

There have been delays to passengers travelling between Selby and Hull throughout the morning. It is due to a problem with the swing bridge at Selby. Engineers have been trying to fix the issue and there are delays of up to ten minutes on services.

The bridge only reopened last week follow six weeks of repairs.


Summer of misery for rail passengers

Thousands of passengers are facing a summer of disruption to their journeys while work is carried out on a rail bridge.

The swing bridge at Selby carries the line which links Hull with Leeds and Manchester, and will close in a week's time until the beginning of September.

As James Webster reports for many travellers it will mean getting on a replacement bus service to complete their journey.

Public meeting for Yorkshire's carbon capture project

The site will be built on land next to Drax power station

Residents are invited to visit public exhibitions this week to look at plans for a new carbon capture project at Drax power station.

The White Rose CCS Project, which recently secured €300 million in EU funding, will use carbon dioxide which will be captured and piped offshore beneath the North Sea seabed.

There will be a meeting tonight in Selby and tomorrow in Goole.

MEP welcomes carbon capture funding decision

Drax powerstation in North Yorkshire has secured hundred of millions of pounds in European funding for a project to capture carbon dioxide and bury it under the north sea.

The money would pay for a new a pipeline to take emissions from Drax to be stored under the sea off the Yorkshire coast. It is estimated that building the plant will create about 4,000 jobs.

Environmentalists have raised concerns about the process but the area's MEP Linda McAvan welcomed the move.

Government welcome EU funding for Yorkshire energy scheme

The Government's Energy Secretary has welcomed €300million of funding for a carbon capture energy programme in Yorkshire.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey welcomed the news Credit: Press Association

The European Union funding will go towards the White Rose project which could create up to 2,000 jobs and provide clean electricity to more than 630,000.

Ed Davey said: "This is great news for Yorkshire and for Britain. White Rose will create thousands of green, local jobs and make a real difference to cutting carbon emissions.

“The UK is at the forefront of developing carbon capture and storage, with excellent potential for storage in the North and Irish Seas, and the expertise in operating offshore to make it a reality."

The pipe will run 45 miles underground and 56 miles out to sea

Carbon capture and storage is a process of capturing millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power stations and industrial facilities, and storing it offshore, deep under the sea bed.

It is estimated that clean power plants with CCS could provide more than 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2050.

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