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Bombardier secures £60 million contract

Bombardier has secured a new order worth around £60 million Credit: PA

Derby-based train manufacturers Bombardier have announced it has secured an order worth £60 million.

The order from Southern and Porterbrook Leasing is for 40 Bombardier Electrostar cars to operate on services in London and the South East.

In December 2011, Bombardier received an order for 130 new Electrostars from Southern which are currently in production at the Derby factory.

Southern's Managing Director, Chris Burchell, said: "This good news is timely as the first carriage of the original 130 ordered is close to completion. These additional 40 carriages will provide much needed capacity on some of our busiest routes."


Rolls Royce wins £1.6 billion Singapore Airlines order

Derby-based Rolls Royce has won a contract worth £1.6 billion to supply engines to Singapore Airlines.

The company will supply engines for 20 of the Airbus A350 aircraft and 5 of the Airbus A380.

The company's chief commercial officer Nick Devall said:

“We are very pleased that Singapore Airlines has continued to select Trent engines. This order further demonstrates the airline’s commitment to both Trent XWB and Trent 900 technology and our comprehensive TotalCare ® support services. We look forward to continuing our long- standing relationship with Singapore Airlines.”

– Nick Devall, Rolls-Royce Chief Commercial Officer – Civil Aerospace

Ian Bell extends contract

England batsman Ian Bell has signed a new contract with his home county, Warwickshire.

The new deal will keep 30-year-old Bell tied to Warwickshire until at least 2015.

In 2001 he became the youngest player to ever receive a Warwickshire county cap after scoring 836 runs in 16 innings that season, including three centuries and two scores of 98.

He trains exceptionally hard and is a great role model. We’re all delighted that he’s committed to playing his county cricket for Warwickshire for at least the next three years.”

– Ashley Giles, Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket

Commenting on the contract extension, Ian said: “I take a great deal of pride in representing my home county and it’s fantastic to sign a new deal to continue playing for Warwickshire for the foreseeable future.