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Lord King, who as Tom King was MP for Bridgwater from 1970 to 2001, recalls the impact of Hinkley Point nuclear power station on the area. He was MP during the construction of the second (B) station and shadow energy minister in the late 1970s.
Garry Graham, of the Prospect union which represents workers in the nuclear industry, welcomes today's announcement giving planning approval for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
For many families in the area Hinkley means jobs. Our reporter Robert Murphy has met a family which has had two generations work in the power plant - and may have a third in years to come.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey addressing the House of Commons today (Tuesday 19 March).
The Labour Party says it strongly supports the Government's decision to approve the Hinkley C plans. Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, is addressing the House of Commons.
The Government has today (Tuesday 19 March) given the go-ahead for a new nuclear power plant to be built at Hinkley Point in Somerset. The energy secretary Ed Davey made the announcement in the House of Commons.
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EDF are preparing to build new nuclear reactors at Hinkley which could help growth and create 25,000 jobs, but the deal is in the balance.