Plans for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset are expected to be approved by the Government this afternoon (19th March 2013).
More than 5,000 workers will be needed to build two new reactors at a cost of 14 billion pounds. The deal with the power company EDF still depends on agreement on the price for electricity.
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Highs this afternoon of around 23 or 24 degrees. Cooler on the coast.
It's warming up! Highs of around 23 or 24 degrees this afternoon.
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