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Hovis bakery closes

The Hovis factory in Birmingham is set to close with the loss of 511 jobs as the struggling business makes cut backs.

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Hovis bakery closes today

Hovis bakery in Birmingham Credit: PA

The Hovis bakery in Birmingham will finally cease production today, leaving hundreds of people out of work.

The decision to shut the Garretts Green factory came after owner Premier Foods lost a £75 million a year contract to supply Co-operative supermarkets.

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