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EDF board member resigns ahead of Hinkley Point vote

Protests have been taking place against the new plant. Credit: PA

An EDF board member has resigned ahead of a vote in which the Hinkley Point nuclear plant is expected to be approved.

Gerard Magnin, one of 18 board members, said the project is financially "risky" and will steer France further away from renewable energy sources.

In a resignation letter to chief executive Jean-Bernard Levy, seen by Reuters, Magnin said he was disappointed EDF's strategy was moving more and more towards nuclear power.

"I no longer want to support a strategy that I do not agree with," Magnin wrote.

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  1. Wales

Bus 'carrying teenagers' crashes in France

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A coach reportedly carrying teenagers has crashed in France injuring 13 passengers.

Three are believed to be seriously injured.

The bus crashed on its side on a motorway near Lons-le-Saunier, near Swiss border as it was travelling to Italy.

There were 48 people on board, most of whom were aged between 14 and 17.

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