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Minister visits hydro scheme site

The Minister for Energy and Climate Change was in Oxfordshire today to visit the site of a proposed hydro scheme on the River Thames. The plant in Abingdon will provide electricity for 200 homes and is the brainchild of a group of local residents.

ITV Meridian spoke to Rt Hon Greg Barker MP and MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Nicola Blackwood.

MP asks for more MINI support

Nicola Blackwood, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, used Prime Minister's Questions to ask David Cameron whether he believed making Britain attractive to investors should be a priority. She said her constituents had been delighted with ongoing investment at the Cowley MINI plant.

Mr Cameron said he welcomed news that a further £250m would be invested in the plant and he said the fortunes of Cowley were part of a "huge recovery story" for British motor manufacturing.