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Honda cutting 800 jobs in Swindon

Honda is to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon plant, blaming weak demand in European markets.

The Japanese carmaker, which began manufacturing there in 1992, has begun a 90-day consultation period on the job cuts and says it hopes to avoid compulsory redundancies.

The Swindon plant, which produces the Civic, Jazz and CR-V models, employs 3,500 people, having added 500 to the workforce a year ago.

John Moylan reports.

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