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Dyson to create 3,000 jobs with £250m investment

Engineering firm Dyson is set to create 3,000 new jobs as part of a £250m investment in research and development.

The firm, headed by inventor Sir James Dyson, is applying for planning permission for a new centre to open in 2016 alongside its headquarters in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury.

James Dyson's company is creating 3,000 jobs at its site in Wiltshire. Credit: Axel Heimken/DPA/Press Association Images

Although the company plans to hire 1,000 new engineers over the next three years, Sir James said they need 400 "right away" to fill existing vacancies.

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Dyson accuses rival Bosch of planting a spy among its staff

James Dyson pictured with his pioneering 'bagless' hoover in 2000.
James Dyson pictured with his pioneering 'bagless' vacuum cleaner in 2000. Credit: PA

British technology firm Dyson today accused its German rival Bosch of planting a mole in its high-security research and development department for as long as two years.

Dyson founder Sir James Dyson filed proceedings at the High Court claiming a Chinese employee at its research and development centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, was giving company secrets to Bosch.

Bosch, which has its UK headquarters based in Middlesex, declined to comment.

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