Car giant to close UK factory

CAR giant Jaguar Land Rover is to close one of its UK plants, it emerged today.

CAR giant Jaguar Land Rover is to close one of its UK plants, it emerged today.

The firm said it will decide next year whether to close its factory at Castle Bromwich in the West Midlands, which makes Jaguars, or its site at Solihull, which makes Range Rovers.

The company said there will be no compulsory redundancies involved in the closure - but that up to 800 new jobs are to be created at Halewood on Merseyside because of a decision to build a new Range Rover.

The firm, owned by Indian giant Tata, employs around 5,000 workers in Solihull, 2,000 in Castle Bromwich and 1,800 at Halewood.


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