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Clegg to visit the North East

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will visit the North East of England today in a bid to show the area is not a "desolate" part of the country. Mr Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey will launch a new Government offshore wind farm strategy

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Clegg visits North East after peer's 'desolate' remarks

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will visit the North East of England today to show the area is not a "desolate" part of the country.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will visit the North East of England. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The visit comes after Conservative peer Lord Howell said fracking could take place in the "desolate" North East of England, and then suggested he had actually meant the North West.

Mr Clegg and Energy Secretary Ed Davey will launch a new Government offshore wind farm strategy at Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

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