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Wind farm consultation begins

People can now have their say on plans for a wind farm off the coast of Sussex.

E.ON want to build between 100 and 175 turbines off Newhaven. The Secretary of State will also examine the proposal for the Rampion project.

The application for the off shore wind farm, with a generating capacity of up to 700MW, was submitted on March 1st and accepted for examination three weeks later.


New University Technical Colleges to open next year

The Government today announced that 13 new University Technical Colleges are set to open from September 2014 – backed by more than 140 major employers and universities.

The projects have all been approved to move to pre-opening stage and are spread across England. Each will specialise in demanding technical subjects, including engineering, digital technologies and biomedical science. More than 8,000 young people will study at them.

They include Medway University Technical College in Chatham; CleanTech UTC in Newhaven; Science UTC in Oxfordshire; and South Wiltshire Defence Industries UTC.

£10.5m of cannabis found on lorry

A 32-year-old man from Bulgaria has been arrested and bailed, after Border Force officers seized approximately three and a half tonnes of cannabis at Newhaven.

The drugs have an estimated street value of £10.5million pounds. The haul was discovered on Wednesday 16th January after officers stopped and searched a Spanish registered lorry which had arrived on a ferry from Dieppe. The investigation continues.

Border Force officers work round the clock, using the latest technology, sniffer dogs and their own expertise to stay one step ahead of those involved in the illegal drugs trade. Those who engage in illegal drug smuggling should be in no doubt that they will be targeted and brought to justice."

– Carole Upshall, Director Border Force South


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