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Javier Artigas

Natasha Lipman

BBC World Service

When Javier Artigas saved the life of a famous writer it led to a meeting with a billionaire - which enabled him to help kidney dialysis patients travel the world.

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Medical firm to invest £172m in Plymouth plant

BBC Spotlight

One of the world's leading medical firms is going to invest £172m into a manufacturing plant in Plymouth, it's been confirmed.

The deal for Becton Dickinson will create 200 new jobs. It already employs more than 700 people in the city at its facility which manufactures blood collection products.

The new deal was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May during a trade mission in New York.

Business leaders in the South West said it was to be the third largest deal for Plymouth in the last 10 years.

heart monitor

John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

The Belfast-based medical technology firm is bought by a US company for an undisclosed sum.

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