A £150m investment at the BAE Systems plant in Samlesbury will mean the company can step up production of the F-35 fighter jet from one fuselage unit a week, to a complete unit every day.
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Cloudy, windy and wet. Heavy bursts of rain are pushing into the Isle of Man and Cumbria today. Elsewhere, the rain will mainly be patchy
Wet, mild and windy - the outlook through to Christmas Day and beyond
Emma brings you Sunday's forecast for NW England and the Isle of Man