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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.

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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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Mum says TV show saved her son

Stephen Drew, with Christina Sadler and her son Tom Roberts. Credit: ITV News

A mother who dubbed her 12-year-old son Britain’s naughtiest schoolboy said today he had turned his life around after appearing on Channel 4 show Mr Drew’s School For Boys.

Tom Roberts, from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, has suffered with behavioural problems since he was 16 months old - and would even try to climb out of his cot and out of windows.

His mother Christina Sadler, 45, said she tried everything to discipline her child before he was permanently expelled from school.

She then signed Tom up to Educating Essex star Mr Drew's residential summer school, which aims to improve the lives of troubled boys.

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Man arrested over offensive James Bulger tweets

A man has been arrested for allegedly sending offensive tweets about murdered toddler James Bulger.

Sussex detectives arrested a 62-year old man in Bexhill on Thursday 22 May, on suspicion of sending offensive Twitter messages, contrary to the Malicious Communications Act 1993.

He was interviewed and bailed until 28 August while enquiries continue.

Officers are co-ordinating their enquiries with Merseyside Police as the Twitter messages were initially reported to that force, but the investigation in Bexhill is being carried out by Sussex Police.

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