Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs, including 120 in the West Midlands, and closing 12 sites. The firm says it due to plans to improve competitiveness.
These restructuring proposals will help make our business more successful and sustainable, but the job losses are regrettable and I know this will be a difficult and unsettling time for the employees and their families affected.
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Another largely dry and bright day with plenty of winter sunshine.
The morning will be cold and windy with bright spells, but also some isolated showers, most likely across Derbyshire.
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