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.

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Sunderland Nissan plant's workforce set to pass 6,000

The move follows an announcement last month that the North East plant will also produce a compact car based on the so-called Invitation concept model from next year.

The two new models will result in more than 3,000 jobs being created in the UK automotive sector within the next two years - 625 at Nissan and the remainder across the supply base.

Once recruitment for both models is complete, the Sunderland plant's workforce will stand at a record 6,225, supporting annual production of more than half a million models.

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