Fifteen years ago, Ford's Halewood factory looked set to close with the loss of thousands of jobs.
Today the situation couldn't be more different.
The plant now makes Land Rovers and Range Rovers which are proving so popular they've already had to take on a thousand extra staff.
Now, for the first time in its history, workers there are producing cars around the clock to try to meet demand.
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Warning for snow and ice valid 6am-6pm Sunday for the whole region, except western coastal slice & the Isle of Man
Cold, showery and icy overnight. Staying wintry at times over the weekend.
Cloudy on Saturday with rain continuing for a while, some hill snow.