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Nissan is to build the latest of its models at its Sunderland plant.

The motor industry in the UK has been given a boost with the announcement of major investments by Ford and Nissan – both of which will receive financial backing from the government.

The crisis facing Japanese car manufacturers deepened today after new vehicle recalls were announced.

Japanese car giant Nissan is to cut 1,200 jobs from its flagship facility in the North East.

The jobs will go at the firm's plant in Sunderland which has around 5,000 workers and is one of the key employers in the region.

Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is to halt production at its Sunderland plant for a fortnight in the face of falling demand.

The company will also shorten working days for three weeks during late October and November.

A spokesman for Nissan in the UK said: "We are confident that these measures we have announced are better matched to customer demand going forward.

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