The Government has announced thousands of pounds worth of subsidies for successful bidders wanting to take over Remploy factories. The government-owned company helps disabled people find work, but announced 36 factory closures earlier this year, threatening jobs in Poole and Southampton.
The money would be paid over three years to help cover wages.
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Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
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Millions of voters headed to the polls to vote in today's local elections. Here is when the results are expected in.