The first of a planned fleet of nuclear reactors in the UK could be given the go ahead today.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey is expected to announce whether he will grant consent for energy giant EDF to build a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
According to EDF, the plant's two nuclear reactors would be capable of producing enough energy to power five million homes, or seven per cent of the UK's electricity.
The decision to go ahead with construction depends on a deal being negotiated with the Government on the "strike" price paid for electricity generated by the plant.
More top news
Rape suspects will need to prove to police that a woman consented to sex under fresh new guidance in sex offence cases.
Dippy the Diplodocus is to forced into retirement and moved out of the Natural History Museum's main hall.
Alice Biggar has managed to survive on cheap tins, heavily-reduced supermarket goods and even chicken bones from butchers.