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Nick Clegg announces £18m investment in the West

Nick Clegg was in Bristol this morning Credit: ITV News

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, was in Bristol this morning announcing an £18 million investment in the West.

The money will go into creating 6000 new jobs and more than 11,000 new homes:

What for? To help support centres like this, to get more jobs and entrepreneurs and businesses going, to redevelop the Crow Lane roundabout, to invest in the local robotics innovation centre in Bristol.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

Deputy PM due to visit Bristol

Nick Clegg on a previous visit to Bristol Credit: PA

The deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, is in Bristol this morning to announce an £18 million investment in the West.

The money will go to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership to be spent on creating new business spaces, 6,000 new jobs and more than 11,000 new homes.


2000 jobs threatened by Tesco closures

13 stores and outlets are expected to close across the country Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures, including a Homeplus store at Bristol Cribbs Causeway.

13 stores and outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.

He announced the closure plan earlier this month as part of wider measures designed to revive the group's fortunes in the wake of a disastrous 2014.

The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.

Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco.

– Dave Lewis, Tesco Chief Executive

Swindon workers lobby MEPs over unfair pay

Swindon agency workers lobby MEPs over a loophole that means they get paid less for doing the same job as their colleagues Credit: European Parliament

Workers from Swindon have been lobbying MEPs in Brussels because they claim they get £2 less an hour than colleagues doing the same job.

Agency staff at the Marks and Spencer distribution centre want a loophole in EU law closed. It allows companies not to treat workers equally if they are employed through an agency rather than directly.

Whatever's happening right now, it has to stop because we agency workers have been exploited too much.

– Rosseby Carvalho, Shop Steward

We wanted to give them examples of how people are affected by this and for them to see how people live with these regulations and how it affects their lives and how it makes their lives so incredibly difficult.

– CAROLE VALLELLY GMB Union, Wiltshire

Retired but still want to work? This could be for you

People who have retired but still want occasional work can register with the "Retired But Able" service Credit: ITV News

Retired people looking for occasional work can sign up to a new online service which advertises their skills.

"Retired But Able" is the brainchild of a Wiltshire businessman who was inspired after seeing his father in law's quality of life decline after decades at top of his profession.

I think there's a massive psychological benefit to getting out and feeling that you've done something. It may not all be about money - it may be just about self worth.

– crispin thomas, Entrepreneur


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