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Chemicals from Syria's weapons stockpile on way to Ellesmere Port

Veolia Environmental Service in Ellesmere Port
Veolia Environmental Service in Ellesmere Port Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A shipment of chemicals stockpiled to make weapons has arrived in the country for destruction in Cheshire.

Two hundred tonnes of material removed from war-torn Syria is being held at a military port in Southampton.

From there it will be moved to the Veolia incineration plant at Ellesmere Port.

The company has said it believes the process is safe.

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Police say a hotel worker who killed his housemate was an 'extraordinary' case

The detective in charge of the case, DCI Gwyn Dodd says it was an extraordinary case. Sebastian Bendou who admitted killing his housemate was acting under the control of another man Dominic Kocher. Kocher admitted his part in the murder at an earlier hearing.

Christophe Borgye's body was buried under a shed, in the garden of the house he shared with Bendou in Ellesmere Port. Sebastian Bendou has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 14 years.

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300 new jobs created at Ellesmere Port car plant

Car manufacturer Vauxhall has announced 300 new jobs will be created at its plant in Cheshire.

The Ellesmere Port plant will increase its workforce ahead of the production of a new Astra model.

The Vauxhall Astra production line at the Vauxhall Motors factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Credit: Press Association

The new jobs will be phased in over the first quarter of 2015.

Last month, the company celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first car at the plant.

Read more: 50 years of car making at Ellesmere Port

Old meets new: Vauxhall celebrate 50th anniversary of first car at Ellesmere Port

First car meets the latest model Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Car maker Vauxhall are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first car at Ellesmere Port.

Workers have re-enacted the moment the first car came off the production line with the same signage and a white Vauxhall Viva alongside a new white Vauxhall Astra, the production car of 2014.

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