A creamery in Blaydon that closed during the recession with the loss of 300 jobs is to get a new lease of life.
The closure last year of the plant in the town owned by Dairy Farmers of Great Britain was a shock to the local economy.
Now, Medina Dairies, Britain’s largest, independent dairy group, has bought the plant and will begin production again. 50 jobs will be created initially.
Liberal Democrat Neil Bradbury, who hopes to be elected the town’s MP in a few weeks’ time, said, “This is good news for the economy of Blaydon and hopefully lead to more jobs in the future.
“Losing the Dairy Farmers of Great Britain creamery was a blow for local people. Hopefully the plant will prosper under its new owners.”