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Dyson to create 3,000 jobs with £250m investment

Engineering firm Dyson is set to create 3,000 new jobs as part of a £250m investment in research and development.

The firm, headed by inventor Sir James Dyson, is applying for planning permission for a new centre to open in 2016 alongside its headquarters in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury.

James Dyson's company is creating 3,000 jobs at its site in Wiltshire. Credit: Axel Heimken/DPA/Press Association Images

Although the company plans to hire 1,000 new engineers over the next three years, Sir James said they need 400 "right away" to fill existing vacancies.

Dyson accuses rival Bosch of planting a spy among its staff

James Dyson pictured with his pioneering 'bagless' vacuum cleaner in 2000. Credit: PA

British technology firm Dyson today accused its German rival Bosch of planting a mole in its high-security research and development department for as long as two years.

Dyson founder Sir James Dyson filed proceedings at the High Court claiming a Chinese employee at its research and development centre in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, was giving company secrets to Bosch.

Bosch, which has its UK headquarters based in Middlesex, declined to comment.