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Pub forced to close after concerns over disorder

The Railway Inn near Peterborough Credit: ITV News

A pub near Peterborough was forced to stop trading and close last night over concerns about anti-social behaviour and disorder.

The Railway Inn on Station Road in Whittlesey was given a closure notice by police.

A dispersal order was also issued to prevent people gathering outside of the pub. Officers warned that anyone breaching the orders would be arrested.



Unions 'dismayed' as digger firm JCB plans job cuts

The Staffordshire-based firm stated a global slump in construction for the planned cuts Credit: PA

Unions say they are dismayed by JCB's plans to cut 400 jobs in manufacturing.

The company, who have a plant in Rocester on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border, says the move is still in the consultation stage and is a reaction to the decline in world markets.

The GMB union say it's causing a huge wave of uncertainty that could lead to further job losses.

JCB announces 400 jobs 'at risk' in UK

JCB - which has its headquarters in Staffordshire - has announced it is to begin a consultation with staff over proposed redundancies. It's after a downturn in the world market for construction equipment. It's not known where the jobs will go.

Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The company says up to 400 staff positions are at risk in the UK, but they hope to consider voluntary redundancies.

The Chief Executive of JCB Graeme Macdonald said:

Market conditions in the construction equipment sector have been difficult for some time, but they have worsened quite rapidly in recent weeks. The situation is not about to improve, certainly not in the short term.

– Graeme Macdonald, CEO, JCB

In the first six months of the year, overseas markets have dropped dramatically:

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