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Unions say job security key in Weetabix takeover

Unions wants assurances on jobs Credit: PA Images

Unions are calling for an urgent meeting with the new owners of Weetabix.

Unite represents more than 110 members, including engineering and technical staff at two sites – Burton Latimer and Corby in Northamptonshire.

The breakfast cereal company Weetabix has been bought by US consumer giant Post Holdings from the Chinese owners Bright Food Group, in a £1.4bn deal announced today.

Unite regional officer Sally Mortimer said:

“We will be seeking an urgent meeting with the new owner to seek assurances on job security and to ascertain the business plan going forward. We want to work constructively with the new management team to ensure the success of the iconic Weetabix brand and to safeguard the future employment for our hardworking and dedicated members.”

– Unite regional officer Sally Mortimer


Police name Northamptonshire crash victims

The crash happened on Sunday night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man and a woman who died in a crash near Northampton on Sunday night have been named.

25-year-old Guy Marriott and 22-year-old Sophie Griffin from Leicestershire were both killed when their car hit two other vehicles on the A5199 just outside Creaton at about 8.45pm.

A further two people were also seriously injured.

Witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have seen any of the vehicles prior to it, are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.


Be prepared to wait if you want to join the Scouts

'Be prepared' is their motto - and you'll need to be prepared to wait if you want to join the Scouts.

The waiting list to get into a pack is long and getting longer.

Here in the East there are more than seven thousand youngsters wanting to sign up.

That's 20% more than last year with a grand total of nearly 50,000 across the region.

The number joining has been going up for more than a decade, particularly in Norfolk, and while there has also been a surge in the number of adults volunteering for the movement, it is not quite enough.

We invited a group of Norfolk Scouts into the ITV News Anglia studio to tell us why it is so popular.

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