Communications giant BT is to create more than 400 jobs in areas including Accrington and Warrington through the launch of its new sports TV service.
Jobs will be created in contact centres in Accrington, Canterbury, Doncaster, Truro, Warrington, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dundee.
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