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Nissan announces £100m investment in Sunderland plant

The announcement will secure thousands of jobs at Nissan's Sunderland factory. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Nissan is to invest £100 million in its British factory as it builds a new generation of one of its models.

The plans to build the new Juke vehicle will secure 34,000 jobs at the company's Sunderland plant beyond 2020, the company says.

The factory, which employs 6,700 workers, produces the Qashqai, Note and Juke models as well as the electric Leaf.

Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Wilcox said: "This announcement also gives security to our Sunderland plant beyond 2020, which the team has earned through many years of hard work and their ability to continually raise the bar on quality."

Chancellor George Osborne welcome the "fantastic news", adding: "Our ambitious plan to build the Northern Powerhouse means building on the area's strengths - including manufacturing - and this announcement is an important sign of Britain being chosen as a global leader in car production."


HSBC: All payments hit by glitch now processed

HSBC has said all of the 275,000 payments held up by an IT glitch have now been processed.

The "unacceptable" failure yesterday left many workers without their monthly salaries going into the Bank Holiday weekend.

HSBC says the delayed payments have now been processed Credit: PA

A spokesman for the bank said: "We have now processed all outstanding payments following yesterday's problems.

"Any affected customers still experiencing issues with their account should contact their bank.

"HSBC apologises again for the inconvenience caused", the spokesman added.

HSBC says it has now processed 99% of payments

HSBC says it has now processed 99% of payments which did not go into customer accounts as expected this morning.

The bank apologised again for the inconvenience caused to thousands of people who were due their wages today.

Customers who have not received their money by Saturday morning are advised to contact the bank straight away.

Rebekah Brooks 'to return to Murdoch's News Corp'

Rebekah Brooks quit News Corp at the height of the phone hacking allegations in 2011. Credit: PA

Rebekah Brooks is set to return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp a year after she was cleared of phone hacking, it has been reported.

The former Sun boss will be appointed chief executive of its UK division as soon as September, according to the Financial Times.

ITV News understands Mrs Brooks is expected to take up the role in the coming weeks.

Brooks was cleared of all charges following a 138-day trial at the Old Bailey which saw former News of the World editor Andy Coulson jailed.

A spokeswoman for News Corp said: "As we have said before, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks and when we have any announcements to make we will let you know."


HSBC says payments should go in by tonight at latest

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HSBC said payments which did not go in people's bank accounts today should be there by tonight.

A statement released by the bank said: "HSBC apologises for the significant inconvenience caused to customers by today’s payments problems.

"We are now processing the payments so that they reach the beneficiary accounts as quickly as possible.

"The majority of payments will be completed over the course of the afternoon and early evening, with any remaining payments completed overnight.

"Customers who do not receive the delayed payment by Saturday morning should speak with their bank in the first instance.

"They should also contact their bank if they have suffered any costs as a result of today’s problems."

They added they would ensure no one loses out as a result of "today’s unacceptable problems" and said compensation would be offered where appropriate.

HSBC: Around 275,000 payments affected by glitch

HSBC said around 275,000 payments like to total hundreds of millions of pounds have been held up by a technical glitch.

The fault in the payments, which has affected many people due to receive their salaries for the month, relates to the bank's business customers.

HSBC said it was working to resolve the problem but it still did not know whether it would be able to process the payments by the end of the day.

A spokesman said: "There has been a fault in the information used to process some payments from HSBC business customers.

"Approximately 275,000 payments have been affected, including payments to customers of other banks.

"We will work with other banks to ensure that customers do not lose out as a result of today's problems."

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