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100 new jobs at Bentley in Crewe

Bentley Motors Credit: PA

Bentley motors are creating 100 new jobs at their headquarters in Crewe.

The factory is to become a centre of excellence for Volkswagen W12 engine production.

W12 engine Credit: Bentley

Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said: “This is an important step, not just for Bentley but also for the UK manufacturing sector.

This W12 centre of excellence is recognition of the long standing engine manufacturing expertise we have that has resulted in performance improvements across the model ranges over recent years.

The production of this advanced engine and its future generations will bring new technologies and skills to Crewe.”

Jodrell's new telescopes will stretch to Australia

The beginnings of the new array in the Australian desert Credit: PA

Jodrell Bank's new telescope array is being built in Australia and South Africa.

The Square Kilometre Array will be run from the observatory in Cheshire, combining signals from telescopes across the southern hemisphere.

Scientists will use the SKA to survey space faster and deeper than ever before. It will also be the biggest array of its kind in the world.

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Millions for Jodrell Bank to study 'galactic evolution'

Jodrell Bank to be HQ for new radio telescope Credit: PA

The government is investing £100m in the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, to scan the skies for clues to the evolution of the galaxy.

Jodrell will become the headquarters of a new radio telescope network called the Square Kilometre Array.

Science Minister, David Willets said: “Investment in science is a crucial part of this government’s long-term economic plan. It’s about investing in our future, helping grow new industries and create more jobs – and that will mean more financial security for people across the country.”

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Beth Tweddle backs bid to make internet 'safer'

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is pledging their support for the day organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre

The bronze medallist from Cheshire was the target of sexist abuse on Twitter, urged web users to report trolls bullying..

Just 13% of parents in the North West say that they have spoken to their children about how to report concerns online

Commenting on her involvement, Beth said:

"It's really important young people feel safe and empowered online and know how to report anything that upsets them or to tell an adult. It's also vital that parents feel confident enough to discuss online safety with their children."

Today is the 11th Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'.

More charging points for electric cars in North West

electric car being charged Credit: PA

More than £900,000 in government funding will be provided to boost the number of charging points for electric cars in the North West, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.

Nick Clegg pledged to invest more than £9 million across the country as he launched a joint campaign with car manufacturers to promote the benefits of ultra low emission vehicles.

Under the plans, Cumbria County Council will receive £562,500 for new charging points, Cheshire East Council will receive £302,183, Hyndburn Borough Council will receive £26,250 and Pendle Borough Council will receive £10,000.

Northern Rail, which runs rail services across the North of England, has also been allocated £322,500 to install charging points in train station car parks.

Last year, Merseytravel also received funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles for 126 charging points across Merseyside and West Cheshire, including at some train stations.

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