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Bristol bids for green city status

Bristol's skyline Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Representatives from Bristol are in Brussels today (Thursday) to put their case for the city to be awarded for its green credentials. Bristol is hoping to become European Green Capital for 2014. Those travelling to Brussels say the accolade could bring new jobs and investment to the cit.

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The world's best beaches

The west has some of the best beaches in the world. That's according to Keep Britain Tidy, which has just announced its annual Blue Flag Awards. 44 beaches across the region received awards. England as a whole has been ranked in the top ten across the world for Blue Flag beaches.

Keep Britain Tidy says our beaches are some of the best in the world Credit: ITV West

Support for Severn Barrage

Plans for a controversial barrage across the Severn estuary have gained the support of the former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain.

The barrage would harness the tidal power of the River Severn Credit: ITV West

The scheme for a network of underwater turbines between Weston-super-Mare and Cardiff could generate 5% of Britain's energy by harnessing tidal power. Mr Hain says he is leaving the Shadow Cabinet to campaign for the barrage.

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