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Continued concerns over future of Bridgend Ford plant

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The general secretary of the union Unite, Len McCluskey, will meet with workers of Ford's car factory in Bridgend today amid concerns over the future of their jobs.

McClusky will also meet with management and will stress the need for assurances of the company's commitment to Wales.

The company has previously said it doesn't plan any job losses and that it still had a "substantial commitment" to the plant.

I have been talking to Ford's European chief executive about the future of the Bridgend plant. Unite will work with Ford and all industrial employers to secure the future of jobs and skills in Wales against the many challenges they face, not least from the government's apparent determination to take Britain out of the single market.

– Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary

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Bowie the dog finds a home at last

Bowie, an overlooked pooch at Dogs Trust Bridgend, whose eyes resembled his namesake, David Bowie, has finally found a home.

Bowie was overlooked by hundreds of new owners because of his different coloured eyes, but after an appeal supported by David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, he has finally found a home.

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The three-year-old Lurcher cross had been residing at the Charity’s rehoming centre in Bridgend since November 2016, until he caught the eye of new owner Nia Bowen who had seen the appeal.

We had recently lost our dogs so we weren’t necessarily looking to get another one straightaway.

But when we saw Bowie’s photo online calling for people to give him a home, we fell in love instantly.

He is a brilliant, bouncy boy, with a real zest for life and we’re so pleased to be able to give him a happy home.

– Nia Bowen, Bowie's new owner
Bowie with new owners Nia and Andrew. Credit: Dogs Trust Bridgend

We are so pleased that Bowie has found the forever home he deserves.

He was quite the celebrity at the centre with staff and we’re so pleased that the appeals to get him a home were seen and heard.

We are very grateful for the media attention and to David Bowie’s son for tweeting about this lovely dog.

He’s a little star and we know he’ll be very happy with his new owners.

– Angela Wetherall, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend

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