A North Yorkshire plant has announced that it could create up to two hundred new jobs as it expands in the next four years.
The Rosti McKenzie Plant in Pickering has announced a major expansion which it hopes will also benefit the surrounding community.
“This is fantastic news for the company. The investment planned can only be positive for the loyal workforce we have whilst creating further opportunities in the area.
“The local community has been very supportive of our business over the years and that support will again be vital as we embark on this latest development.”
– John Woodhead, Plant Director at Pickering
The staff at Rosti McKechnie have shown the ability of Ryedale companies to compete on the world stage and come out on top.
"This is another excellent result for the Ryedale economy, on top of the recent announcement of 800 new jobs at the Food and Research Agency site at Sand Hutton.
"The economy team at the District Council will continue to work with Rosti McKechnie and other companies to help overcome obstacles to investment in Ryedale.”
– Julian Rudd, Head of Economy and Infrastructure at Ryedale District Council
A public exhibition will be held at Pickering Memorial Hall on Saturday 16 March from 2.30 until 6.00pm to give people the chance to comment on the expansion, and to find out how to apply for the new jobs at Rosti McKechnie.
A man arrested in the Central African Republic after he stumbled across 18 dead bodies has now been officially notified that he's being held on suspicion of their murder.
David Simpson says he discovered the bodies while he was working as a pilot for a big game company six weeks ago. Today his family say the fact that he now knows why he is being held has given them hope.
A pilot who claims he discovered a massacre while working in Africa, has been been charged with their murders. Eighteen people were killed in the Central African Republic in March.
David Simpson, from north Yorkshire, seen here on the left, had been working there for two years. He says the killings look like an attack by local rebels. But he was held in jail for over a month after alerting authorities. Mr Simpson could face the death penalty if found guilty.