Workers at Coventry based black cab maker Manganese Bronze are holding a rally in the city in support to save the black cab maker.
Nearly 100 people were made redundant after the firm fell into administration last month.
The rally has been organised by union Unite.
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Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.