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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