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Amazon to create 1200 new jobs in Warrington

Amazon warehouse Credit: PA

Amazon is to create 1,200 jobs at a new warehouse in Warrington, the online retailer has announced.

The company is to start recruiting for operations managers, engineers, human resources and IT specialists for the site in Cheshire.

Warrington is one of four new so-called fulfilment centres Amazon will open this year.

A site in Daventry opened in February, while Warrington will begin operations in the autumn along with Doncaster and Tilbury.

Amazon said permanent staff start on at least £7.65 an hour, increasing to £8.15 or more over their first two years of employment.

Permanent employees in the warehouses also receive grants, which have been worth £1,000 or more a year over the last five years.

Amazon said it was increasing the size of its UK network to meet increasing customer demands.

David Mowat, Conservative MP for Warrington South, said: "Warrington was recently ranked as the No 2 town in the country in which to do business, so it's no surprise that a major international organisation is keen to do business here and employ local people."

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Film and TV "centre of excellence" for Liverpool

There are plans to make a multi million pound Film and TV hub in Liverpool. Part of the proposal includes the acquisition of the former Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, one of the most famous structures in the city.

The Littlewoods Credit: Liverpool Film Office

Sir John Moores, and his brother Cecil were the owners of Littlewoods which was the country’s wealthiest family owned business empire, covering department chain stores, catalogue shopping, and football pools. The building was constructed during 1938 in an art deco style, it was used to used to process the betting slips from the Football Pools.

Liverpool City council is hoping the new media hub will contribute to regeneration, job creation and promote further investment.

Esther McVey to run for Osborne's Tatton seat

The former Wirral West MP will stand in Tatton after George Osborne announced he will not stand for re-election on June 8. Credit: Twitter/@EstherMcVey1

Esther McVey has been selected as the Conservative party candidate in the Tatton constituency in Cheshire after the former Chancellor George Osborne announced he will not seek re-election on June 8th.

He announced he will quit in order to concentrate on his new job as editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper. Mr Osborne takes up the post next month.

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