Nissan's plant on Wearside has secured more than a hundred million pounds, to become the first factory outside Japan to make its luxury model of car.
The Sunderland base will produce a hatchback for Nissan's 'Infiniti' brand, creating an extra fifty jobs and potentially hundreds more in the supply chain.
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Dry with sunny spells, keen frost and freezing fog patches overnight. Sunshine on Tuesday but more cloud, less cold towards midweek
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Any overnight mist should lift on Monday morning into good spells of wintry sunshine and patchy cloud. Frosty everywhere. Odd icy patch.