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£246m to make UK leader in battery technology

The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology is being launched to make batteries more accessible and affordable. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark will unveil details of the first phase, known as the Faraday Challenge, on Monday. This will include a £45m competition to …

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Quorn to invest £150m in UK and create 300 jobs

Meat substitute firm Quorn Foods plans to create 300 jobs and invest £150m over the next five years to boost production at its plant in Billingham, Teesside. The global meat-free brand which is headquartered in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, and has capitalised on growing consumer demand for diets containing less …

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Center Parcs evacuated over 'suspect device'

Guests at Center Parcs in Elveden were evacuated from communal areas and told not to leave their lodges over a “suspect device” on Sunday night. Suffolk Police tweeted: “Officers are investigating after someone overheard mention of a suspect device at #CenterParcs Elveden. Nothing has been found.” Officers are investigating …

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World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland

The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland.The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used.The Peterhead wind farm, known as Hywind, is a trial which will …

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Changes to rail electrification plans a 'slap in face'

The railway route between Liverpool and Newcastle may not be fully electrified despite a promise by the previous government.In 2015, the Department for Transport said electrification of the whole link – which goes through Manchester, Leeds and York – would be complete by 2022.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has since …

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