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.