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Multi-million pound boost for manufacturing

Over £200 million of joint Government and industry investment is to be made to strengthen manufacturing supply chains and create thousands of new jobs.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce that 12 projects have been awarded money from a government initiative, including moves to tackle skills shortages in the aerospace sector.

Huddersfield-based David Brown Gear Systems will be given money to help create large gearboxes for the next generation of offshore wind turbines, while Aston Martin will be helped by the Regional Growth Fund to develop a new car.