Hundreds of jobs at risk after work on nuclear plant suspended

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Hundreds of people are at risk of redundancy in Gloucestershire after Hitachi said it would suspend plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales.

The Japanese firm had also planned to develop land next to another site in Oldbury, but Hitachi said work would be suspended because of rising costs.

Horizon, the company owned by Hitachi and who are in charge of developing UK power stations, said they have been in close discussions with the UK Government and had made "strong progress" but have been "unable to reach an agreement".

380 people employed by Horizon in South Gloucestershire could lose their jobs.