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Anti-nuclear protesters due in court

Last month's protest at Hinkley Point Credit: Stop Hinkley protest group

Four anti-nuclear protesters who chained themselves together outside Hinkley Point nuclear power station are due before magistrates in Taunton, charged with obstructing a highway.

The action last month was in protest at plans for new reactors at the site near Bridgwater. The main access road was blocked, causing long queues as staff arrived for work.

Ministers close to signing deal for new nuclear reactor

A further 900 people would be required to run the plant. Credit: ITV Westcountry

A Government spokesman has said that ministers are close to signing a deal for the proposed new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point.

Lord Marland said a planning application for the new reactor would be ready by December. Energy company EDF said construction work would create 25,000 jobs.