Tests begin at Lincolnshire straw-fired power plant

It is being billed as a local solution to renewable energy - as a 165 million pound straw fired power plant in Lincolnshire begins testing for the first time.

The plant in Sleaford is expected to be fully operational by January next year, when it will provide power for tens of thousands of homes in the local area.

It is also resulted in 380 jobs, but some who live in North Kesteven say it is a blot on the landscape, and are calling for their energy bills to be reduced. Kate Hemingway reports: