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£1billion AgustaWestland deal safeguards 3,000 jobs

Business Secretary, Vince Cable and Graham Cole, UK Chairman of AugustaWestland. Photo: ITV News West Country

Helicopter firm Agusta Westland, which is based in Yeovil, is celebrating a new multi-million pound deal today.

Vince Cable's department played a role in securing the Norwegian deal. Credit: ITV News West Country

Business Secretary Vince Cable was at the site to announce the deal, which will see the company provide new search and rescue helicopters for Norway.

The AW101s will be delivered from 2017 through to 2020.

Vince Cable meets apprentices at AugustaWestland ahead of announcing the deal

It's expected to be a huge boost for the production line at the factory.

Seth Conway reports:-