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MPs approve plans to replace Trident submarines

MPs have voted to renew the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent programme which will see the replacement of four submarines.

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  1. Amy Welch, ITV News

MPs vote on the future of Trident - 8,000 Barrow jobs depend on it

The previous generation of Trident, HMS Vengeance, being rolled out at Barrow Shipyard in 1998. Credit: Press Association.

Barrow is waiting for a vote in Parliament to decide its future as part of the UK's nuclear defence programme.

Almost 8,000 people work at the BAe plant in Cumbria - most of them on the Vanguard-class submarines which carry Trident nuclear missiles.

MPs will vote on whether the UK Government goes ahead with spending up to £50bn on a fleet of new subs codenamed Successor.

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