Around 1700 Remploy jobs are to go nationwide with posts at risk in Southampton and Poole. Trade unions will oppose the closures but disability groups are in favour because they regard the sheltered factory model as outdated.
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Thursday morning's weather for the west of the region
Thursday morning's weather for the east of the region