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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.

Quarry explains large expansion plans to residents

Plans to expand the quarry could secure jobs until 2040. Credit: ITV News Central

Plans to make one of the largest granite quarries in Europe even bigger are being explained to residents in Leicestershire.

The owners of Mountsorrel Quarry near Quorn say jobs are at risk if it can't expand. But residents are worried about dust levels and noise.

LaFarge Tarmac are holding information days today & tomorrow. The event today is between 2.00pm and 8:00pm in the Mountsorrel Parish Rooms, and tomorrow's is between 10:00am and 4:00pm at Rawlins Community College.


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Residents fight quarry's big plans for the future

People living by one of the largest quarries in Europe are starting a fight to stop it from getting even bigger. Granite has been taken from the ground at the Mountsorrel Quarry in Leicestershire for more than 150 years.

Now the firm which runs it says new stone is running low. Plans could secure the site until 2040, but residents say they're not being consulted about the changes. Chris Halpin reports.

Leicester traffic moving freely as demolition work continues

Demolition work at the Belgrave Flyover Credit: ITV News Central

Traffic in Leicester is moving freely this afternoon, despite major road closures in the city because of the demolition of the Belgrave Flyover.

The diggers moved in over the weekend and the remains of the flyover will be completely removed by Sunday. Works will continue until April.

Demolition work in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central


Leicester motorists advised to leave extra time for journeys

Demolition work begins on Belgrave Flyover on Sunday 16 February Credit: ITV News Central

Motorists in Leicester have been advised to leave extra time for the journey to work this morning, as demolition of the Belgrave Flyover is now underway.

It is hoped the work will improve links between the city centre and the Golden Mile. The first phase is scheduled to last nine days.

Work underway on Belgrave Flyover in Leicester

Construction underway

Motorists travelling to work in Leicester tomorrow are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys as the demolition of the Belgrave Flyover is now underway.

Belgrave Flyover being demolished Credit: ITV News Central

A ceremony was held to mark the start of the project to dismantle the 70s structure to allow a better connection between the city centre and Golden Mile.

The initial stage will last for nine days.

City Council to discuss Selly Oak regeneration

A redevelopment of a 30 acre site in Selly Oak, which could create around 2700 jobs, is to be discussed by Birmingham City Council today.

The proposals for the former Battery Park site include a replacement Sainsbury's store and the creation of piazzas along the canal.

A computer-generated view of the proposed construction along the canal Credit: Glenn Howells Associates
The proposed site will include a new Life Sciences research centre Credit: Glenn Howells Associates
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