The Energy Minister John Hayes is welcoming the news that Hinkley B will be operating for an extra seven years.**
It is absolutely fantastic news for our energy security that these two nuclear power stations will continue generating vast amounts of electricity into the 2020s.
This decision will also secure hundreds of skilled jobs in both Somerset and North Ayrshire, highlighting the value of nuclear energy to our economy and society.
More top news
Bob has the Forecast for Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset.
Bob has the forecast for Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
Armed officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police are patrolling busy shopping areas in the run up to Christmas.