Nissan decision 'a huge vote of confidence'

Nissan's decision to manufacture a new model at its Sunderland plant is "a huge vote of confidence" in the UK, according to the Vice-President of UK Manufacturing Kevin Fitzpatrick.

He told the BBC: "This will put the plant under 24-hour running so it is a big boost."

He did not reveal any details about the new model except that it would be a "c-type hatchback" and would aim to compete with cars like the Ford Focus.


UK to suspend Burma sanctions

The Prime Minister has said that the UK will "suspend, but not lift" sanctions on Burma. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.