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Brown begins tour of UK

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Gordon Brown has begun a three-day tour of England and Wales starting with a visit to Rolls Royce in Derby.

In Derby, the Prime Minister announced a 140 million scheme to create 35,000 new apprenticeships to help enhance the skills base of the UK's workforce.

Speaking earlier on a train, Mr Brown talked about what the government is doing to cope with the global downturn.

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