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Fears that Hinkley nuclear plant is being delayed

The site for the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley in the shadow of the existing reactors Credit: ITV News

There are growing fears that the European Commission is delaying the building of a new power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. It's still to sign off all the building regulations surrounding the project.

Today Labour south west MEP Claire Moody will meet the Commission to try to speed up the process.


Thousands enjoy Bridgwater Carnival 2014

Pentathlon carnival club were victims to the floods

Pentathlon carnival club were victims to the floods Credit: ITV News

Hundreds and hundreds of people have been working towards tonight's Bridgwater Carnival for twelve months. One club have come through if not hell then high water to be there. The Pentathlon carnival club's cart became a float when 9 feet of floodwater filled their farm shed in Moorland. There was a lot of damage as Roger Brown explains:


Milk price protest in Bridgwater

Dairy farmers were protesting about the drop in milk prices Credit: ITV News

More than 50 tractors blocked the entrance to a supermarket depot in Somerset last night in protest over milk prices.

Dairy farmers blocked the two entrances at the Morrisons distribution centre near Bridgwater until midnight after a drop in the price they receive for milk. Farmers for Action say the costs are not sustainable.

David Handley from Farmers for Action told ITV News: "For the last four months we've seen milk prices in the UK for farmers fall at a dramatic rate. In the last month they've fallen even further - to a point now we're almost producing milk below the cost of production."

More than 50 tractors blocked the entrance to the Morrisons depot Credit: ITV News
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