Hundreds of people in the Midlands are expected to be told by energy provider nPower this morning that they are to lose their jobs.
It is thought 1400 jobs in the UK will be moved overseas with the company's office in Stoke being shut down.
The energy giant employs around 2500 people across the Midlands and also has sites in Solihull, Worcester and Oldbury.
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Outbreaks of rain spreading across the south in the morning, generally dry and bright elsewhere.
Cloudy through the morning with some heavy and persistent rain pushing eastwards across many areas.
Police appeal to anyone who may have crossed the Sabrina Footbridge in Worcester the night he became missing.