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Man dies in Desford crash

Emergency services were called to the scene on Leicester Lane Credit: PA

A 19-year-old man died in a crash in Desford, Leicestershire in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened happened at around 12.36am on Leicester Lane.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers are being treated for minor injuries. Leicestershire Police said no other vehicle was involved in the collision.

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175 job losses at Caterpillar factory in Desford

175 job agency workers have lost their jobs at the Caterpillar factory in Leicestershire Credit: ITV Central

175 job agency workers have lost their jobs at the Caterpillar factory in Leicestershire according to union Unite.

Caterpillar, which makes machinery for the construction industry and has an assembly plant in Desford, blamed economic problems in the Eurozone and the United States for the job losses.

A spokesman from the company says a voluntary redundancy program has been launched.

"These actions have been shared with our employees and agencies that provide workers for our operations. In the near term, we expect these actions will decrease our workforce at Caterpillar Desford, although we do not have specific figures to share at this time." - Caterpillar Spokesperson

Caterpillar say they are expecting more job losses after a fall in demand. Credit: ITV Central

The news comes just two years after Caterpillar created 300 jobs in response to an increase in global demand.