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Ford to close engine plant in Wales in latest blow to UK car sector

06 Jun 2019

LONDON Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales next year because of falling demand for some of its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain's once booming car industry. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ford to close Wales engine plant in 2020 -union

06 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 6 Ford will close its engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, by September 2020, a trade union said on Thursday, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in the latest blow to Britain's car industry.

Ford expected to announce closure of Welsh engine factory- source

06 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 6 Ford is expected to announce on Thursday that it is closing its engine facility in Wales, a source told Reuters, putting at risk 1,700 jobs in what would be the latest blow to Britain's car industry.

Ford expected to announce closure of Welsh engine factory - source

06 Jun 2019

LONDON Carmaker Ford is expected to announce on Thursday that it is closing its engine facility in Bridgend, Wales, a source told Reuters, in what would be another blow to Britain's car industry.

British Steel collapses after failing to secure extra funding

22 May 2019

LONDON British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, has collapsed and put 25,000 jobs at risk after failing to secure emergency government funding, Britain's Official Receiver said on Wednesday. | Video

UK jobless rate falls again as employers hire ahead of Brexit

14 May 2019

LONDON Britain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest since the mid-1970s in early 2019 as employers hired in the run-up to the original date for Britain's EU departure, but there were signs that Brexit was beginning to weigh on the jobs boom.

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

18 Apr 2019

LONDON Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London's Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. | Video

U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends seven years in Ecuador embassy

12 Apr 2019

LONDON British police dragged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of Ecuador's embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. | Video

Jaguar Land Rover begins Brexit-linked UK plant shutdowns

08 Apr 2019

LONDON Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) shut its UK plants on Monday for five days over Brexit, adding to other shutdowns to leave at least half the country's car production off-line in what could be a pivotal week for Britain's divorce from the EU.

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