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Nissan creates 1,000 new jobs

Car giant Nissan is to build a new luxury model in the UK, creating 1,000 jobs with a £250 million investment.

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New Nissan model will create 1,000 new jobs

Workers at Nissan working on the Juke at the Nissan factory in Sunderland

Nissan's £250m investment will create a further 720 jobs in the UK supply chain, raising the new jobs total to 1,000.

The new model will be developed with help from Nissan's design centre in London and technical centre in Cranfield and then exported around the world, the firm said.

Around 280 of the new jobs will be in Sunderland, with the rest in other sites across the country.

The North East plant will build more than half a million cars this year, the first UK manufacturer to achieve this milestone.

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