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Public consultation begins over Wylfa Newydd power station

Wylfa Newydd is the name of the project to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa. Credit: ITV Wales News

The company behind plans for Wylfa Newydd power station on Anglesey has today set out how people can have their say on its new nuclear build plans.

Horizon Nuclear Power has set up a 10 week consultation period on the proposed multi-billion pound power station.

The consultation is a major step in the planning process and is the first time people will be able to view the company's proposals for Wylfa Newydd in detail.

People will be able to access the information online, at a series of public exhibitions and at libraries across north Wales and Anglesey.

It is crucial that people have the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area, and for Wales and the UK more widely.

– Alan Raymant, Chief Operating Officer at Horizon


Prince Charles marks 75th anniversary of Airbus

Prince Charles had a special tour of the factory Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales has been to Airbus in Broughton to mark the site's 75th anniversary.

He went on a special tour of the north factory, and met apprentices and industrial cadets.

The Prince of Wales also met apprentices and industrial cadets during his visit Credit: PA

Prince of Wales to visit Airbus factory

The Prince of Wales is visiting Airbus at Broughton in Flintshire today to mark the site's 75th anniversary.

Prince Charles will go on a special tour of the factory Credit: PA

The site played a vital role during the Second World War, producing aircraft including the Wellington and Lancaster bombers. The plant now employs around 6,000 people and also trains apprentices.

Prince Charles will have a tour of the site's North Factory.

Broughton aircraft plant celebrates 75th anniversary

The plant has been manufacturing aircraft for 75 years. Credit: ITV Wales News

Celebrations will be held today to mark the 75th anniversary of aircraft manufacturing at the Broughton plant in Flintshire.

Airbus UK currently employs 6,000 people at the plant which manufactures wings for the Airbus fleet.

The plant produced aircraft during the Second World War. Credit: ITV Wales News

The site started producing Wellington and Lancaster bombers and many other aircraft during the Second World War.


David Cameron visits General Dynamics factory

The Prime Minister arrives at the factory

Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived at the General Dynamics factory in Blackwood.

Earlier today the Ministry of Defence announced a £3.5 billion contract with the company to build 589 specialist armoured vehicles.

New vehicles will 'change the way British Army fights'

New armoured vehicles created by defence company General Dynamics, which has its engineering hub in Blackwood, are said to 'change the way the British Army fights.'

A contract will be signed later to create 589 of the vehicles, known as 'Scouts'.

It's the biggest single order placed by the Ministry of Defence for armoured vehicles in over 30 years.

Currently on the Scout SV programme we have about 225 people who'll be growing that over time and we have a tremendously skilled workforce here, and so we have a lot of hi-tech jobs here in this facility. It's really a critically important operation to us, we're developing this next generation family of vehicles for the British Army that has tremendous capability and will change the way the British Army fights.

– Kevin Connell, General Dynamics UK

£3.5bn armoured vehicle deal will secure Welsh jobs

David Cameron says the deal is testament the engineering skills in south Wales Credit: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA Wire

A new defence contract worth £3.5billion will be signed in Wales today on the eve of the NATO summit. The contract for 589 armoured fighting vehicles, known as Scouts, will be signed General Dynamics' engineering hub in Blackwood.

It's the biggest single order placed by the Ministry of Defence for armoured vehicles for over 30 years and will secure 1,300 jobs across the UK, 300 in south Wales.

I'm delighted that on the eve of the NATO Summit, we can announce the biggest single contact for armoured fighting vehicles for the British Army since the 1980s. These new vehicles are testament to the world class engineering skills in south Wales and across the UK, helping to create the Army's first fully digitalised armoured vehicles.

Not only will they be crucial in helping to keep Britain safe, they will also underpin nearly 1,300 jobs across the UK and showcase the strength of the UK's highly skilled defence sector.

– David Cameron
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