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A government backed report has claimed Britain does not need to build more nuclear power stations to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. It says the targets could be met if businesses supported wind, wave and hydrogen energy better. The report, written by the Carbon Trust, said that more incentives need to be offered by the Treasury as a result.

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale struck the East Midlands this week, the British Geological Survey has confirmed. The quake, which was centred 8km north of Melton Mowbray, caused minor structural damage.

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