UK recession: North West

Page last updated at 11:41 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A sign outside an Opel plant in Germany
Belgium wants the European Union to investigate Germany's role in the sale of General Motor's European units.

Hundreds of bus services across Greater Manchester are cancelled as 800 drivers begin a 24-hour strike over pay.

The Pontin's holiday park at Lytham St Anne's is to close down within a month, the firm announces.


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Discount retail chain Matalan says it is taking on 1,800 more staff and opening new stores in Manchester, London and Morayshire.

A Merseyside- based firm buys a Scots pharmaceutical plant closed by its former owners for being "no longer viable".



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