Japanese car maker Nissan has confirmed it will maintain its operation in Britain, as a result of the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU.
The future of the company’s plant in Sunderland was thrown into doubt following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June 2016.
The car maker employs around 6,000 people at its plant in the northeast of England.
Nissan also said it will move production of the batteries used in its Leaf electric cars to the UK, a move that is likely to create more jobs on Wearside.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted the news as a “great vote of confidence”. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick visits Al-Abbas Islamic Centre inBirmingham, which is being used as a vaccination centre. It comes as earlyevidence suggests the UK coronavirus variant may be more deadly. PrimeMinister Boris Johnson told a Downing Street briefing on Friday: "In additionto spreading more quickly, it also now appears that there is some evidencethat the new variant - the variant that was first identified in London and theSouth East - may be associated with a higher degree of mortality."
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A wedding attended by around 400 people at a north London school has beenbroken up by police, with the organiser now facing a £10,000 fine. The windowsof the state-funded Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School in Egerton Road,Stamford Hill, had been covered to stop people seeing in when officers arrivedon Thursday night.
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Britain's Glastonbury Festival, which was due to feature Paul McCartney as its headline act, has been canceled for a second year running because of COVID-19, organizers said on Thursday. Adam Reed reports.
Heavy snowfall and extreme cold are making conditions increasingly dangerous for refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border. Damage to camps have also increased risk of catching diseases amongst those suffering through the harsh winter. Adam Reed reports.