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
Boris Johnson has said it is “absolutely crucial” to follow lockdown rules “inwhat is unquestionably going to be a tough few weeks ahead”. The PrimeMinister said research, including the React study from Imperial CollegeLondon, showed that current levels of coronavirus were still too high. Whenquestioned whether the lockdown may not be eased until the summer, he toldreporters: “I think it’s too early to say when we’ll be able to lift some ofthe restrictions."
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Estonia's envoy to India Katrin Kivi on GoI's decision to open a mission in Estonia expressed happiness. She called it a 'New Year gift' for Estonia. "It is a pleasure to address India's decision to open a resident mission in Estonia. This was really a kind of Christmas or New Year gift for the entire Estonia nation. We are very happy about it. This is proof of our bilateral relations. It's important for our trade relations but also politically as India and Estonia are good partners, this year we've also started working together in UNSC," said Estonia's envoy to India.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is "some evidence" the UK Covid variant is associated with a "higher degree of mortality".
The government's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, added the new strain appeared 30-70% more transmissible than the original virus. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Environment Secretary George Eustice says the government is considering changing the formula in which it determines how its funds are distributed in flood-stricken areas.
He suggests town that are hit by floods more frequently, "may be three or four times in a decade", will be eligible to more money.
His comments came on a visit to Northwitch, which was recently hit by heavy rains brough by Storm Christoph. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Four men have been jailed for the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex.
Essex Police's DCI Daniel Stoten says the men "made their money from misery", transporting the victims in ways animals would not be transported.
Ronan Hughes, 41, and Gheorghe Nica, 43, who played "leading roles" were jailed for 20 and 27 years respectively.
Eamonn Harrison, 24, was sentenced to 18 years., while Maurice Robinson, 26, was given 13 years and four months. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Residents have begun a clean-up in Northwich after parts of the north west of England were devastated by flooding brought by Storm Christoph.
A yellow warning for ice is in place across Wales, the north west of England, the west coast of Scotland and large parts of Northern Ireland. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn