Nuclear deal given go-ahead

A deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation has been announced. The government has been in negotiations with EDF Energy over the Hinkley Point C project in Somerset for more than a year.

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Miliband: PM fixes price for energy firms not customers

Ed Miliband attacked the strike price agreed between the Government and EDF over energy generation at the Hinkley C nuclear power station.

"We're in the ridiculous position today where we've got the Prime Minister who says that he can fix prices 35 years ahead for the energy companies but he can't freeze prices now for the consumer.

"No wonder we've got a cost of living crisis in this country."

He added that Labour supports nuclear power but said the Government needs to take "action" on energy price rises.

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