The future of the 45 staff at the Heinz production factory in Kendal are due to be discussed next week.
Management will meet with the Unite union to discuss the plans to shed 45 of the factory's 175 jobs as it moves production of infant milk for the Asian market to New Zealand.
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A memorial service for the politician Sir Alex Fergusson is being held today in Kirkcudbright.
The family of a woman who died following a road traffic collision on the A66 have paid tribute to her life.