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10 years since Concorde's last flight

Concorde 216 landing at Filton on November 26th 2003. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

Today is the tenth anniversary of the last ever flight of Concorde, the supersonic plane which was designed and built in Bristol.

In 2003 thousands turned out to watch Concorde 216 fly over the West Country before touching down at Filton.

The plane has remained there ever since despite plans to build a museum to house her.

Concorde today at Filton Airfield. Credit: ITV News West Country
Capt Les Brodie back in his pilot seat this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Mayor to unveil UK's first council-owned wind farm

George Ferguson will today unveil the UK's first council-owned wind farm at Avonmouth. Credit: Frank May/DPA/Press Association Images

Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, will today unveil the UK's first council-owned wind farm which is being installed at Avonmouth.

It's hoped the turbines, when they swing into action next month, will become the council's biggest source of renewable energy.

Bristol's hi-tech role in smartphones and tablets

The Science Minister was at a trading estate near Bristol today. The location may sound a little dull - but the work David Willetts went to see is cutting edge in the world of technology.

Nvidia is an American-based firm which has just doubled the size of its operation here in the West. It develops and builds technology used in mobile phones and tablet computers. Our political reporter Robert Murphy joined him.

Plans submitted for solar park in Wroughton

A solar park could be built in Wroughton Credit: Swindon Commercial Services Ltd

Plans for a solar park in Wroughton have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council.

Swindon Commercial Services Ltd are proposing to build it to address local renewable energy requirements within the administrative area of Swindon Borough Council.

The new facility will be located at The Science Museum at Wroughton, Swindon.

An Environmental Impact Assessment will be prepared to accompany the planning application.

An exhibition to display the initial proposals for the site was held on Saturday 26th January 2013 at the Ellendune Community Centre, Barrett Way, Wroughton.

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