Vince visits Rolls-Royce

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BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable is on Wearside today to mark the start of work on a new airplane engine parts factory.

Rolls-Royce is transferring production from its Pallion plant to a new facility on the site of the former Dunlop tyres factory in Vigo Lane, Washington.

Mr Cable visited the Rotatives UK Discs Pre Production facility, on the Sunrise Industrial Estate in Ferryboat Lane, before heading to Washington for the ground-breaking ceremony at the new site.