Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal

Hinkley Point: UK approves nuclear plant deal 49 minutes ago From the BBC section on Business   Image copyrightPAImage captionArtist’s impression of Hinkley Point C building proposals The government has given the go ahead for a new £18bn nuclear power station in the UK after imposing “significant new safeguards” to protect national security. The new plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is being financed by the French and the Chinese. In exchange, China wants to use…

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Home ownership falling in major English cities, says think tank

Home ownership falling in major English cities, says think tank

By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 2 August 2016 From the  BBC section Business Major English cities – particularly Manchester – have seen the sharpest falls in home ownership since a peak in the early 2000s, analysis suggests. The Resolution Foundation said homes were becoming increasingly unaffordable for struggling potential buyers. The proportion of home owners dropped from 72% in April 2003 to 58% this year in Greater Manchester, it said. West Yorkshire, the metropolitan…

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United Utilities and contractors fined almost £1m for polluting brook with corrosive bleach

United Utilities and contractors fined almost £1m for polluting brook with corrosive bleach

From: Environment Agency First published: 15 July 2016 United Utilities Water Limited (UU) has been fined £600,000 and its contractor, KMI + £333,000 United Utilities Water Limited (UU) has been fined £600,000 and its contractor, KMI+ £333,000 at Bolton Crown Court on Friday 24 June 2016 after pleading guilty to polluting a brook. Both companies were also ordered to pay a total of £45,262 in costs (United Utilities £19,090 and KMI+ £26,172) following a prosecution…

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