A union representing staff at a North Derbyshire Remploy factory fears they could lose their jobs by the end of the month after being told the site has now been sold. The factory in Chesterfield employs more than fifty workers with disabilities.
Not all of them, says the union, will be offered work by the new owners. It's been under threat after the Government announced wave of closures - claiming that Remploy factories faced a shortfall of around seventy 70 million pounds last year.
Emergency services have been called to a fire at the old Terry's chocolate factory in York. It's reported plumes of smoke can be seen across the city. The fire broke out at the derelict site just after half past eight. More to follow