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Sir Vince Cable has criticised the government after Nestlé cut 300 jobs and moved production of a chocolate bar to Poland.
The Liberal Democrat former Business Secretary says sites in York and Newcastle will be particularly badly hit.
When I was Business Secretary companies like Nestlé exported chocolate bars. Now they are exporting jobs.
Blame for this lies firmly with the Conservative Brexit government for threatening to yank Britain out of the single market and customs union, and I fear there will be many more such announcements.
We believe that membership of the single market and the customs union is vital for the British economy and for the jobs of millions of British people.
Leaving the world’s largest single market was not on the ballot paper in the referendum, it is a political choice made by Theresa May.
You can’t have a hard Brexit and successful economy."
Aleksandar Mitrovic has saluted the "special" team who have dragged Newcastle back into the Premier League.
Trust me, this team is really special, this team is a real team. That's the reason why we have made it.
I didn't believe it when they told me that this league is so hard but, for me, this league physically is even harder than the Premier League, so it's a really big achievement for this team, for these guys.
Talking about the fans, Mitrovic said:
They are amazing, they deserve the best, the best football, so we did everything this season to bring them again to the Premier League.
I'm really happy that next season they will see here the big clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.
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Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer tweeted to let fans know he was with them in backing the club to secure promotion and make it back into the Premier League. The former striker congratulated manager Rafa Benitez and said 'now the fun begins'.
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Geordie television presenters Ant and Dec tweeted their joy after Newcastle beat Preston 4-1, securing their return to the Premier League. It must have been quite the celebration as the boys are expecting 'canny hangovers' to follow.
GET IN!!!!! ⚽️ Howay The Lads! Thanks Rafa. D ⚽️
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