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Nuclear emergency alarm to sound

Portsmouth Naval base will sound its nuclear emergency siren tomorrow. The wavering sound will be heard across Portsmouth and Gosport at 9.30am and will last for around one minute.

The siren is tested three times a year as part of the nuclear accident response plan for the Naval Base and in accordance with Portsmouth and Gosport councils' nuclear safety plan.

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Consultation into nuclear plant

The official consultation on plans to build a nuclear research and disposal plant in Kent has begun.

Shepway District Council is considering whether to build the plant at Romney Marsh.

The authority says it could create jobs lost with the decommissioning of two power plants at Dungeness over the next 10 years. Campaigners say they will do everything in their power to stop it.

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