Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan.

In a letter to workers, it said continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to “plan for the future”.

In 2016, the carmaker said it would build the new model in the UK after “assurances” from the government.


Staff made redundant by Patisserie Valerie have said they have not been paid for their final month’s work.

Up to 900 staff lost their jobs in January when administrators KPMG closed 70 of the cafe chain’s outlets.