Nissan's announcement for a new model called the 'Invitation' to be built in Sunderland is a boost for skilled jobs and a lifeline for the local economy says, Unite, Britain's biggest union.
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Sunderland have finally lost their battle against relegations and it was certainly years in the making, writes Simon O'Rourke.
White Rose flags and crowds half a dozen deep met the riders as they swept through the towns and villages of North Yorkshire.
The Black Cats boss has spoken to the media following his side's one nil defeat to Bournemouth which relegated them from the Premier League.