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Siemens' old semconductor plant in the North East of England, closed last year, has a new owner: mobile phone company Orange. The site will be used to house a temporary call-centre, Orange said, and is part of an expansion programme that will see the creation of 2000 jobs in the area. Orange already has three call centres in the North East, at Peterlee, County Durham and Darlington. Darlington's two sites will be augmented with a third, in addition to the former Siemens site. ®

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