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2,000 Bombardier jobs under threat in Derby

Train-making company Bombardier is set to announce big job losses at its UK plant after losing out on a new carriage order.

Bombardier, a sister company of Bombardier Shorts in Belfast, will hold a media briefing at which it is feared it will announce up to 2,000 job losses among its 3,000-strong workforce in Derby.

Bombardier lost out to Siemens of Germany for a contract for 1,200 carriages as part of a £5m upgrade of the Thameslink rail route.