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.
More top news
Aston Villa face Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley tomorrow, but how did they get there?
Further doubt was cast on David Cameron's credentials as a football fan after he suggested a Britain team takes part in internationals
Sunny spells and showers for Friday afternoon.