Ofgem has lowered the amount of money it will pay the National Grid to connect Hinkley Point C to the national power network by £80m. National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) had originally requested £717m to connect the UK’s first nuclear power station in over 30 years, but it has been granted £637m.
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Owners of holiday homes and short-term rental properties in the south-west of England are being urged to check that their houses and flats are not being used as brothels. Avon and Somerset police said they were investigating 50 suspected brothels in residential settings such as holiday flats. The force also said almost half of the intelligence reports about human trafficking and modern slavery it received in August centred on the exploitation of women and girls in off-street prostitution. Officers say brothels are being set up not only in Bristol and other urban centres but in the countryside. There have been reports of brothels being established close to the vast building site on the Somerset coast where the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is taking shape.
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