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In the papers today - Friday 14 December

The Government has approved plans to build England’s first carbon-neutral village, near Bristol...

... Instead of wind turbines and solar panels, such as the ones installed at the homes of David Cameron and Gordon Brown, a central generator fired by wood chips will provide all the electricity and heat needed to power the 200 homes - The Times

The West Somerset coroner has asked to see evidence obtained by police in 1988 when the water supply in Camelford, Cornwall, was contaminated by 20 tons of aluminium suphate – Daily Telegraph

Construction of Britain's first carbon-neutral village which will be powered entirely by wood chips has been given the go-ahead by the Government – Daily Telegraph

Iran's nuclear programme reached a crucial milestone yesterday when Russia and Tehran agreed a timetable for completing a long-delayed reactor – Daily Telegraph

Travis Perkins, the UK builders' merchant, has warned of a slowdown in growth after reporting a 12% rise in turnover for the 11 months to November – Daily Telegraph

Amec, the oil services group, predicted pre-tax profits for 2007 would be at the upper end of market expectations. Samir Brikho, chief executive of the group that just missed out on joining the FTSE 100 this month, said Amec was gaining market share across its businesses, especially in the oil and gas services industry - Financial Times

Erinaceous, the troubled property services group, is suing the previous owners of a group of companies it bought two years ago as it believes it was overcharged by more than £20M - Financial Times

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