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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Nick Clegg announces City Deal for Sunderland

Nick Clegg talks to ITV Tyne Tees' Helen Ford about the City Deal funding Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced a multi-million pound investment, to help create thousands of manufacturing jobs and improve transport links on Wearside.

The Sunderland City Deal includes the development of a new International Advanced Manufacturing Park next to the Nissan site.

There will be £80m of government funding to build the long-awaited new bridge over the River Wear.

A Central Business District will also be developed on the site of the former Vaux Brewery in the city centre.

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