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1,400 Ford jobs to be cut

Ford has cut 1,400 jobs in the UK as it announces plans to shut its Transit van factory near Southampton and a plant in Dagenham in Essex. The firm has said it hopes to keep compulsory redundancies to a minimum.

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Workers leave Ford Southampton plant after news of closure

Workers in Ford's Transit van assembly factory in Southampton were sent home for the day after they were informed that the plant will be closing.

Workers leave the Ford Transit Assembly Plant in Southampton after being told that the site will close. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Ford's Southampton plant will close in 2013 Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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