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Fairford gets off to a flying start

The gates have opened at the Fairford Air Show in Gloucestershire.

Final preparations have been made for what is the Biggest Air Show in the UK. The much anticipated debut of the most advanced fighter jet in the world - the F 35 B Lightning - and displays from the Red Arrows will be the highlights.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to be attending the event.

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EDF will 'not give up on Hinkley C'

EDF boss Vincent de Rivaz speaking to the Government's Energy and Climate Change Committee Credit: PA

The chief exec of French energy giant EDF is confident that the new nuclear plant in Somerset will be built, despite fresh delays.

The final investment decision on the £18 billion project at Hinkley Point has again been put back - waiting on a 60 day consultation with the company's workers.

Vincent de Rivaz, speaking to MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee, insisted the project was not on hold, and "everything was set" for power to be generated by 2025.

Mr de Rivaz added that EDF was not going to "give up" on Hinkley, although he realised people were worried.

An image of what the new nuclear power station will look like Credit: EDF Energy
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