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JOBS AXED AS VICKERS SHUTS TANK FACTORY
Defence company Vickers has announced
the loss of nearly 700 British jobs.
The cuts will follow the closure of a
tank factory in Leeds, with production
of the Challenger 2 tank concentrated
Some 450 jobs will go in Leeds and 200
in Newcastle, with a further 50
redundancies in Wolverhampton.
The firm says a £1.5bn order for the
Challenger 2 ends in 2001, with work
slowing down next year.
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