JLR Announces 800 New Jobs

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce at the Detroit car show that it's creating 800 more jobs at its plant in Solihull.

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Bishop of Coventry to become a member of the House of Lords

Bishop of Coventry, Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth
Bishop of Coventry, Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth Credit: Coventry Diocese Website

The Right Reverend Dr. Christopher Cocksworth will become a member of the House of Lords.

The Bishop of Coventry will be introduced to the Upper House on Tuesday by the Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Exeter. He will join 25 other Anglican bishops in the House of Lords.

In a statement, the Bishop said: "I greatly look forward to fulfilling the responsibilities of a member of the House of Lords and although my concern will be the good of the whole of society, I hope my contribution to the Lords will be of special value to the life of Coventry and Warwickshire."

JLR job announcement "a welcome boost" for the UK automotive industry

The Business Secretary Vince Cable MP says Jaguar Land Rover is going from strength to strength.

"Jaguar Land Rover's creation of 800 new jobs in Solihull to support new product development is a welcome boost for the UK automotive industry.

"The company's investment of £2 billion this year and 8,000 new jobs over the last two years shows how JLR goes from strength to strength.

"With support from the Government's Regional Growth Fund, it's a clear demonstration of where the Government working in partnership with the private sector can make a real difference to the UK economy."

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– Business Secretary Vince Cable MP

Unite welcomes Jaguar Land Rover jobs announcement

Unite the Union has welcomed Jaguar Land Rover's announcement of 800 new jobs at Lode Lane in Solihull.

Following the bad news from Honda last week, these new jobs are to be welcomed. They are part of JLR's ongoing expansion.

"Although the contracts are for one year, we hope that we can convert them into well paid, permanent jobs in the future. The Evoque is a very successful export leader so there is no reason why that can't happen in the future.

"The workforce at Solihull are highly skilled and have made a massive contribution to the success of the company here in the UK."

– Tony Burke, Unite's assistant general secretary

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Jaguar Land Rover to announce 800 new jobs

Jaguar Land Rover: Credit: PA

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce in the next few hours that it's creating 800 more jobs at its plant at Solihull.

The factory is home to the Range Rover model. Recently, the company launched a version of the car made from aluminium. The new workers will be taken on to meet increased demand for the Range Rover.

Bosses from the company are expected to confirm the announcement at the Detroit motor show in the next few hours. We'll have a full report on the announcement in our bulletins tomorrow and on our website.