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Olympic hero Ennis shows off car for procession

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis is pretty nippy on the track, but that is nothing compared to her latest set of wheels.

The heptathlon star is taking part in this year's Lord Mayor's Show procession in the City of London and showed off the car that will take her around on November 10.

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis outside St Paul's Cathedral.
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis outside St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ennis, 26, was especially good in the running events in the seven-discipline sport but said she got an adrenaline rush when the Jaguar F-Type hit 150mph on a test run.

Ennis, an ambassador for the Jaguar Academy of Sport, said: "I did get quite excited the other day when I was driving it - we got up to about 150mph and I don't think I can run that fast!

"It was a massive adrenaline rush, it's great to experience that kind of speed. But I don't think I'll be reaching that kind of speed anytime soon."

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CBI: Jaguar jobs 'shot in the arm for UK manufacturing'

general view of the Jaguar Land Rover Halewood Operations Plant
Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will create 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood site Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The CBI has welcomed the announcement by Jaguar Land Rover that it will create 1000 new jobs at its factory in Halewood in Merseyside.

Dr Neil Bentlely, CBI Deputy Director-General said the move was "further evidence of re-balancing across the economy":

“The news that Jaguar Land Rover will be creating a further 1,000 jobs at its Halewood plant is a shot in the arm for UK manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular.

“Jaguar Land Rover continues to be a great British success story, which provides a real boost to its supply chain and the wider economy.”

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