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Bombardier has won the £1bn contract to supply 65 new trains for Crossrail, all of which will be manufactured at its factory in Derby.

Crossrail, a £16bn project to build a new railway line linking Berkshire and Essex to central London, has delayed the award of a contract to create 60 train carriages.

Business secretary Vince Cable hinted yesterday that the Government was considering taking a more protectionist approach to public sector procurement after train manufacturer Bombardier announced plans to cut 1,400 jobs in Derby.

Train maker Bombardier is axing more than 1,400 jobs at its Derby factory.

Metronet Rail has announced the conclusion of negotiations with Bombardier and Westinghouse in delivering its line upgrades.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.