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'Bond' boat company opens new facility in Ipswich

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

The Suffolk company that built a boat for James Bond has today opened a new facility.

Spirit Yachts build luxury boats costing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

They're not based in St Tropez or Monaco... but at the Haven Marina in Ipswich.

Their new building - opened by local MP Ben Gummer - will increase production further.


Profits fall at easyJet

Tough times are hitting profits at easyJet Credit: PA Images

Luton-based airline easyJet has seen profits nosedive by 28% in its first annual fall for six years.

Chief executive Carolyn McCall said it had been a year of "significant challenges" after a combination of terror attacks across Europe, Egypt and Tunisia, air traffic control strikes in France, political turmoil in Turkey, as well as intense competition in the sector.

Pre-tax profits fell to £495 million for the year to September 30, after the sharply weaker pound cost it £88 million and it suffered a blow of around £150 million from "unprecedented" events.

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