UK’s £130m subsea cable manufacturing facility reaches final grant agreement

The project is forecast to create 170 new jobs

UK battery start-up Britishvolt to build £200m test facility in West Midlands

It has partnered with Prologis for the Hams Hall facility in Warwickshire which is expected to help the company rapidly ramp up battery cells and support the ‘smooth start-up’ of its planned gigafactory in Northumberland

Government boosts Blyth gigafactory with £100m

The gigaplant is forecast to produce batteries for around 300,000 EVs a year

Aerial laser helps National Trust decide where to plant 75,000 trees

The technology will identify areas for planting that avoid damaging any significant archaeological remains

Man jailed for illegally dumping and burning waste in Northumberland

Dominic Allen, 25, from Old Swarland, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, ordered to pay £1,000 in costs and given 18 months to clear the site

‘UK’s first’ gigafactory greenlighted

Britishvolt’s factory in Northumberland is predicted to produce enough cells for approximately 300,000 EVs a year

EDF spins floating wind potential of Blyth offshore project

The project is set to be one of the first floating offshore wind farms in English waters

First UK homes heated with hydrogen in latest demonstration

The ‘HyStreet’ test site consists of specially-built demonstration houses, with more than 200 tests completed to research and prove the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen

Government back local authorities to help kickstart nature recovery

The selected authorities will receive a share of £1 million to identify where nature and wildlife habitats can be restored

Northumberland scheme to protect environment from rising mine water completed

The expanded project can now treat more than six billion litres of mine water every year – equivalent to 2,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools