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PM and Chinese President to meet football legends on Manchester visit

David Cameron and the Chinese President will rub shoulders with football royalty on a tour to Manchester.

The pair will spend the morning in the company of star players before attending a lunch with business leaders to promote the Government's Northern Powerhouse agenda on the final day of Mr Xi's state visit.

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EDF signs multi-billion pound nuclear deal with China

The building of a new nuclear power station in Britain will go ahead after China agreed to invest billions in buying significant stakes in Britain's industry, energy firm EDF has confirmed.

CGN will take on a 20 per cent stake in the nuclear project at Sizewell in Suffolk Credit: PA

For £6 billion, the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) will take on a 33 per cent share of a new nuclear power station in Hinckley Point, Somerset - which will cost some £18bn in total.

CGN will also take on a 20 per cent stake in a nuclear project at Sizewell in Suffolk, helping build two more Areva-designed EPR reactors, and EDF has agreed to help the firm build a Chinese-designed nuclear reactor at a site in Bradwell, in which they will have a 66.5 per cent stake.

EDF said it may sell another 15 per cent stake in Hinkley Point to another partner at a point in future, but would keep a majority.

And the energy company said it will retain a 33.5 per cent stake in the Bradwell project.

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