Reacting to the news of redundancies this morning Unions said the situation was "outrageous".Arriving at the Manganese Bronze factory for talks with administrators this morning, UNITE representative Pete Coulson told Central News:
"We expected a small amount of redundancies, but not to that magnitude. We're continuing to discussions with the administrators today with the hope of reinstating the workforce and giving us the opportunity to put a rescue package forward."
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A man and a woman have been remanded into custody after allegedly causing the death of a toddler and his brother by dangerous driving.
Police believe there may have been an altercation between two groups of young men who were in separate vehicles.
Today will be cold, despite increasing amounts of sunshine as initial areas of cloud gradually disperse.