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Huge tidal lagoons to generate power in the UK
New plans are out for the world's first lagoon power plants, to be built here in the UK. The gigantic lagoons - like big man-made lakes - would generate electricity using the power of the sea's tides.
Plans unveiled for Colwyn Bay tidal lagoon  
UK plans to support �1bn lagoon power plant series  
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Good news for anyone looking for a home - the latest figures from Nationwide show that prices are falling... a bit. The building society found that last month �482 dropped from the price of an average home.
A Ford car factory in Dagenham. The manufacturing report shows some help for factories from falling costs as the sharp drop in oil prices in recent months continues to filter through.
(Adds details, analyst comments, share reaction). By Aastha Agnihotri. March 2 (Reuters) - British chocolate maker Thorntons Plc said its profit fell 10 percent in the first half due to an unexpected cut in orders from two of its grocery partners and warehousing ...
The end of earnings season will not provide a respite for equity investors and broader markets. Expect a busy week, with key economic data out of the US - including the closely analysed US jobs report - and central bank meetings in Europe and the UK.
The London Stock Exchange is seen during ther morning rush hour in the City of London April 11, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville.

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