Latest: Closure of the MoD site in Longtown

The general secretary of the Prospect Union has been in the region, discussing the future of the MOD site in Longtown.

The munitions processing site is due to close in 2014 as part of military cost cutting measures.

As well as the loss of 300 jobs, the union claims that closing the site would have a detrimental affect on supplying front line troops with ammunition.