Rescue bid for Hall’s workers

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THOUSANDS of new jobs are to be created as part of a 
£29 million rescue plan announced today to help axed Hall’s of Broxburn workers.

The funding includes £16.6m from economic development body Scottish Enterprise and a Scottish Government commitment of up to £12m.

Funding will be spent on training and economic recovery initiatives with a target of creating 3000 jobs over a five-year period.

West Lothian Council leader John McGinty said creating a regional research hub for food and drink was one possibility.