The Energy Minister John Hayes is welcoming the news that Hinkley B will be operating for an extra seven years.**
It is absolutely fantastic news for our energy security that these two nuclear power stations will continue generating vast amounts of electricity into the 2020s.
This decision will also secure hundreds of skilled jobs in both Somerset and North Ayrshire, highlighting the value of nuclear energy to our economy and society.
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Devon councillors will be meeting to vote on whether to raise council tax by almost 4% to pay for social care and flooding resilience.
A chilly start, so temperatures slow to increase. Not helped by that easterly breeze.
If you're planning for the weekend, best give Saturday a miss. There's a warning already out for strong winds and large waves.