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 taken 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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