Jobs saved as Jaguar scraps closure plans

Jaguar Land Rover has ditched plans close to one of its plants in the West Midlands and will instead invest billions in the business, safeguarding 15,000 car-making jobs and thousands more at its suppliers.

The company, owned by Tata Group of India, said it would keep open all three factories at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood on Merseyside, and hire 1,500 extra staff at Halewood to build the new "baby" Range Rover Evoque. It said it had ambitious plans for sales growth and had signed a "landmark" pay deal with unions.