A village has become the first in Britain to burn hydrogen in its boilers as part of a trial which could see millions of homes follow suit in the next few years. 

Some 650 homes in Winlaton, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, have been using hydrogen to power their boilers, cookers, hobs and fires. 

The trial is being run by Cadent and Northern Gas Networks (NGN), which sent a letter to residents last month to let them know it would be starting ‘soon’. 

However it withheld the exact start date to avoid the change being blamed for any boiler problems – and residents did not seem to notice. 

Some 650 homes in Winlaton (pictured), near Gateshead, have been using hydrogen to power their boilers, cookers, hobs and fires

Some 650 homes in Winlaton (pictured), https://icyimmersion.com near Gateshead, have been using hydrogen to power their boilers, cookers, hobs and fires

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