Salmond will 'not accept' closure at Grangemouth

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said he is "not accepting that we are going to have a closure" at the Grangemouth facility.

"I am not prepared to give up on Grangemouth and I don't think anyone else should be either," he told BBC News.

Mr Salmond said that Ineos' management and the union were "inches away" from an agreement, which ultimately failed because of "nuances in the wording".

He called for a final effort to bring the two sides together.

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Grangemouth: Unite rep resigns

Stevie Deans, the Unite union official at the centre of the Grangemouth dispute, has resigned from his job at the plant, its owner Ineos has confirmed.