There were happy faces at fish markets across the South West this morning as it was announced that Britain would exit the EU.Read the full story ›
The Pee Power urinal designed by researchers at UWE is at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running. It turns pee into electricityRead the full story ›
The boss of EDF has said that Brexit has “no impact” on the business and strategy of the company in the UK, including its plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point.
"As of today, we believe that this vote has no impact on our strategy, and the strategy (...) for our UK subsidiary has not changed. Our business strategy is not linked to Great Britain’s political affiliation with the European Union, so we have no reason to change it."
Mr Levy emphasised in particular that there should be no fears of reconsidering plans to construct two EPR nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point , a gigantic £18 billion project (around 22 billion euros at current exchange rates), which is being challenged by the Group’s French trade unions and for which a final investment decision is pending.
“I would just point out that in the last few days, spokespeople on energy issues for the Brexit camp – notably Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom – have on numerous occasions and again in recent days come out in favour of maintaining the decarbonisation policy, of maintaining the nuclear option, and of maintaining the Hinkley Point project. Therefore there are no consequences from this vote today."
Plans are underway to regenerate Bodmin town centre and connect it with the Camel Trail and cycle hubs at Lanhydrock and Cardinham WoodsRead the full story ›
People living by Aller Moor near Langport say a planning inspector has made a terrible mistake by allowing a 55 acre solar farm to be builtRead the full story ›
There's been a 400% rise in the number of wet wipes found on our beaches here in the West Country. One charity says marine life is at risk.Read the full story ›
Now have you ever seen the Milky Way? It's likely that artificial light will prevent you from doing so, unless you're somewhere like Exmoor.Read the full story ›
Four places in the region haven't met the revised tighter EU standard for bathing and people are being advised against swimming.Read the full story ›
Huge cruise liners could end up docking in a Cornish harbour if dredging is given the okay. But environmental groups have grave concernsRead the full story ›
A major exercise is taking place on the Isles of Scilly to test the islands' reaction to an oil spill.
Anti-pollution equipment was tested in the sea and beaches.The islands narrowly avoided the worst of the Torrey Canyon pollution incident in 1967.
An exercise like this has never been held on the Isles of Scilly as far as I'm aware and the MCA conduct a national exercise annually and they choose a different port each year so we're thrilled they've chosen the Isles of Scilly.
It's such an important area and it's very important to exercise with this sort of equipment to be able to react in times of an emergency.