Hinkley nuclear power station delay deals blow to government hopes

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Earthwork preparation of Hinkley site put back as election of Francois Hollande as French president hits confidence

Massive earthworks needed to prepare the ground for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley in Somerset have been delayed, dealing a further blow to the government's energy plans. Half of the big six...

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