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First Minister to open new hangar at Hawarden Airport

First Minister Carwyn Jones is in north Wales today to open a new hangar at Hawarden Airport.

Carwyn Jones' visit comes a day after the triggering of Article 50. Credit: PA

It's hoped the facility, built as part of a £1 million investment from the Welsh Government and defence company Raytheon UK, will develop new defence technologies and will help support local economies.

Raytheon have created around 50 jobs at the airport over the past 18 months.

145 employees will support the MOD's programmes in the new hangar.

However, the First Minister's visit comes as another aviation facility at the same airport announced it was considering closing yesterday.

Marshalls Aviation Services announced that a 45-day consultation has been launched with the view to close the business, should no alternative support come to light.