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In the papers today - Monday 5 November

The world's first deep-sea tidal-energy farm will be built off the Welsh coast next year to provide electricity for 5,000 homes...

Eight underwater turbines, each 25 metres long and 15 metres high, are to be installed on the sea bottom off St David's peninsula in Pembrokeshire, South Wales - The Times

Transport and communications workers received bigger pay rises during the past year than staff in any other private sector industry, a report showed yesterday. Their pay increased by an average of 4.5%, compared with an average of 3.4% across a range of other sectors covering three million employees, the Inland Revenue said - The Daily Telegraph

Reforms to the planning system that will accelerate improvements to the country's energy infrastructure - and reduce the chances of the lights going out - will be announced in the Queen's Speech tomorrow, the secretary of State for Business has told the Times. The changes are being proposed during increased concern about Britain's ability to keep the lights on as ageing coal-fired and nuclear power stations are being closed and developers are encountering local objections to new energy infrastructure, including gas storage facilities and wind farms - The Times

Tomorrow's Queen's Speech is expected to include a Planning Reform Bill to streamline the process for major projects, a bill to create a new agency to boost the supply of housing, and a climate change bill to set the target of cutting carbon emissions by 2050 - The Independent

Rescue workers rushed to pick up victims of a catastrophic flood in the south eastern Mexican state of Tabasco over the weekend, where as many as a million people were reported to be homeless and the state Governor compared his capital Villahermosa to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina - The Independent

Search and rescue teams were continuing their search last night for three fire fighters, missing presumed dead after a blaze in a vegetable packing warehouse that killed one of their colleagues. The fire at Atherstone on Stour, Warwickshire, caused the worst loss of life for Britain's fire services since 1972, when seven fire fighters died in a blaze in Glasgow - The Independent

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