Construction underway at Rolls-Royce plant on Wearside

Vince Cable on Wearside Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has been on Wearside this morning as construction gets underway for Rolls-Royce's new factory on Wearside.

The plant in Washington will make fan and turbine discs for aircraft including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A380 and the Eurofighter.

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Construction underway at Rolls-Royce plant

Business secretary Vince Cable has visited the site of the new Rolls-Royce plant in Washington.