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Pop up exhibition at Sheffield market

Posters by artist Pete McKee are on display at the Moor Market in Sheffield this weekend. The pop up exhibition is encouraging shoppers to share their favourite memories of summer holidays and to bring their old photos.

We’re hoping it will encourage people to come down to show their support for an iconic local artist and also their fantastic local market.

Events like this attract a wide audience, and that’s what we want, more people coming in to see the diversity of stalls in the market for themselves. Many people are surprised that market is home to the biggest selection of independent businesses in the region and once they’ve experienced the quality and value that’s on offer they keep coming back.

– Richard Eyre, Sheffield City Council
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Javid: Tata to formally launch sale by Monday

Tata Steel intend to formally launch the sale by Monday, the business secretary said.

Sajid Javid met with the chairman of Tata Steel today in Mumbai as he attempts to find a solution to the collapse of the UK steel industry.

Javid said the UK government "will do everything it can to support a serious buyer in every way we can to secure a long term future of this industry".

Tata have not set a timeframe for the sales process, Javid added, but the company will allow a "reasonable amount of time".

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BT plans recruitment drive in Doncaster

The communications giant BT has announced it is to recruit around 90 more people at its contact centre in Doncaster, as part of plans to employ 1,000 new staff in the UK.

The new recruits will work in mainly sales and customer service roles with recruiters looking for applicants from across Doncaster and the wider area.

BT has a long history of being one of the largest private sector employers and investors in Doncaster. It is great news that we are now able to carry out this latest recruitment to further strengthen our presence here.

– Tom Keeney, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber

Liberty House founder: majority of jobs would be safe if takeover plan goes ahead

A potential buyer for Tata Steel's UK business says most if not all jobs will be safe if their takeover plan goes ahead.

Liberty House is in talks to buy the struggling steel manufacturer. The business secretary Sajid Javid is in Mumbai today to discuss the sale with Tata Steel bosses.

Founder of Liberty House Sanjeev Gupta told Good Morning Britain that if the company bought Tata Steel's UK business, it would change production from blast furnaces to arc furnaces, which would require a similar number of staff.

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Potential steel buyer believes it could save all jobs if 'terms are right'

A potential buyer for Britain's steel industry in Port Talbot believes it can save the thousands of jobs if the terms of the deal are right.

Liberty Group is interested in buying the Port Talbot steelworks from Mumbai-based Tata Steel.

Sajid Javid is meeting with Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry for discussions on the sale of the Indian company's UK steel operations tomorrow in India.

ITV News' Juliet Bremner reports:

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Unions hopeful of imminent deal to buy Scunthorpe steel works

Unions say they are confident that a deal to buy Scunthorpe steelworks could go through in the next 48 hours.

Greybull Capital is still in talks with Tata about buying the long products business.

Workers are being balloted from today on a pensions freeze that could pave the way for a takeover.

Matt Cooke from the Community union says workers are on board with the takeover.

Ballot over Tata steel worker pensions set to begin

Balloting for Tata steel workers on whether to support a one-year pension reduction which could pave the way for a takeover begins later today.

Business secretary Sajid Javid will be in India on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Press Association

Meetings between unions and workers from the Scunthorpe site are set to take place as Greybull Capital continues talks with Tata over the sale of its long products business.

The ballot process is expected to end on April 19.

Meanwhile Business secretary Sajid Javid will meet with Tata Steel chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai today, to discuss details of the sales process for the firm's UK steel operations.

Business minister urges potential buyers to have faith in steel industry

The Business minister Anna Soubry has urged potential buyers to have confidence in South Yorkshire's steel industry

She met MPs, managers and union officials on a visit to the Tata steel plant in Rotherham this morning. The Indian company has said it wants to sell its interests in Britain - putting thousands of jobs at risk .

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