1. ITV Report

Four Remploy factories to close

Remploy is the country's biggest employer of disabled people Photo: PA

The country's biggest employer of disabled people has announced it will close more than half its factories. Despite workers staging protests throughout last year, Remploy factories in Leeds, Pontefract, Worksop and Chesterfield are among 36 of the 54 premises which will close.

Worksop has been proud to have a Remploy factory and this is a sad day for the town”

– Bassetlaw MP John Mann

The decision to sack 1752 people in 36 Remploy factories across the country is one of the worst decisions that this discredited coalition government has taken since coming to office.

– Phil Davies, GMB Union