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Jobs promise for Sunderland & South Tyneside

Nick Clegg has announced government investment aimed at bringing thousands of jobs to Wearside and South Tyneside, including a new bridge over the River Wear and a new industrial park next to the Nissan plant in Washington, to attract new business.

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City Deal promise of thousands of new jobs for Sunderland and South Tyneside

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has promised to bring thousands of jobs to the North East and build a new bridge over the River Wear, as part of the new City Deal for Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Mr Clegg announced the funding during a visit to Nissan this morning Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

The deal also includes plans for a new business park to be built on land next to Nissan on Wearside, which could bring up to 5,000 jobs.

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