Mini's British factories get a £250m boost from BMW
BMW is to invest £250m in its three British Mini plants , securing more than 5,000 jobs as one of the German car maker's bosses said: "Just as Bavaria is the centre of the BMW world, so the UK is, and will remain, the hub and heart of Mini."
The cash comes on top of a £500m investment at Mini's three British factories last year, and will be invested over the next three years at the German car maker's factory in Oxford, steel body-pressings plant at Swindon and engine production line at Hams Hall near Birmingham.
In January, the marque launched its Mini Roadster, a convertible version of the Mini Coupe, the first two-seater Mini.
BMW yesterday set out plans to expand its current six Mini models to 10 new ones.
The firm said its Oxford factory will be backed up by other production sites, probably at the NedCar plant in the Netherlands.
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Pope Francis joins calls for EU action on boat refugees
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Isis in Afghanistan: Group claims responsibility for Jalalabad suicide bombing that killed 35
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
iJobs Money & Business
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £45,000: SThree: SThree Group have been well e...
£50000 - £667000 per annum + excellent benefits : Ashdown Group: IT Manager / ...
£13000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Scotland's leading life insuran...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: Training Programme Manag...