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Ed Davey: Onshore windfarm opposition risks UK jobs

Wind turbine - Some rights reserved by thomas vlThe Guardian reports:

Energy secretary Ed Davey has warned that the Conservative party’s opposition to onshore wind turbines risks undermining the creation of British jobs as new data showed 15,400 people are now employed in the wind power industry.

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Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes

Every week, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, writes a column for newspapers in his Borders Constituency. Here is the latest edition. 

Local television

Last week was an important one for local news coverage in the Borders as the broadcasting regulator OFCOM asked for views on its proposals to change the way local television news is provided here.

After years of shared news with Tyne Tees, they are now looking at options to return things close to the way they were in 2009. That would mean more coverage of the south of Scotland and particularly our part of it …

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  • User AvatarGemma Roulston 26th Aug - 12:41pm
    What the Tories and Labour have done via sanctions is to make people feel like 3rd class citizens and not people with equal merit to...
  • User AvatarJames Baillie 26th Aug - 12:39pm
    Nick - you're right that NIT should replace eg jobseekers, sanctions, etc - the issue in cost and admin terms is that it mustn't be...
  • User AvatarAndrew McCaig 26th Aug - 12:38pm
    John, I watched the video of Rudy Giuliani and it seems extremely high on assertions and accusations, but only evidence seems to be "we can't...
  • User AvatarDave Orbison 26th Aug - 12:36pm
    @Stimpson 'privatise the lot' my paraphrase. I agree with expats housing is not such a good example. Then there's Utilities. The great gas/ electricity rip...
  • User AvatarGemma Roulston 26th Aug - 12:31pm
    I was sad to see that the policy paper was aimed at continuing the pressure on disabled people and carers to work. What about those...
  • User Avatarcrewegwyn 26th Aug - 12:22pm
    Stimpson "welcome modernisation of 19th century practices" Like having a member of staff on the train to take control if the driver is incapacitated? Is...