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£950m for jobs in Hampshire

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Minister for Cities Greg Clark will sign a City Deal with local authorities and business groups today that will see thousands of new jobs created in Southampton and Portsmouth.

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Minister says city deal supports growth

Greg Clark, the minister for Cities says the new city deal for Portsmouth and Southampton "will maximise the economic strengths of these two coastal cities and the wider Solent area, by supporting further growth in the area’s maritime, marine and advanced manufacturing sectors."

Mr Clark said he had been in negotiations in recent months with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council and other local authorities, before the deal came to fruition.

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