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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Any remaining showers will soon clear leaving a dry night.
Early evening sunshine in places but, overnight, mist and low clod will move back in from the east, giving fog and drizzle in places.
Visibility will be poor again overnight and tomorrow with mist and fog rolling in from the North Sea. However it is also warming up!