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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It will be largely cloudy through the evening and overnight in the west, with further spells of light rain or drizzle.
It will be cloudy this evening with occasional outbreaks of light rain at times before becoming drier later tonight.
Photos from the scene of a disturbance involving a group of men in Leicester after which a sixteen year old boy died.