Washing machines are to be made in Britain once again after a County Durham company secured one million pounds of Government money to build the UK's only factory.
Ebac in Newton Aycliffe was one of twenty four companies to get part of nearly one hundred and twenty million pounds of funding for North East businesses.
The manufacturer says it will create two hundred jobs.
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