Jaguar LR factory closes for week

Jaguar Land Rover's Halewood car plant on Merseyside is to close for a week from October 27 because of falling demand.

It follows a recent series of non-production days at Halewood and the company's Castle Bromwich and Solihull plants in the West Midlands.

A spokesman said: "This is half-term holiday week and, traditionally, this has always been a week when production ceased at Castle Bromwich and Solihull, although not at Halewood. The halt in production is to try to match production to demand."

Jaguar and Land Rover were formerly owned by Ford and bought by Tata Motors of India for £1.15 billion earlier this year.

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