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230 jobs to go at Wrexham cheese factory

230 people are to lose their jobs at dairy company, First Milk, just outside Wrexham. The company announced in October that they were consulting on plans to close the factory in 2014 after the loss of a 'significant contract'.

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231 jobs under threat at north Wales creamery

First Milk's website

Two hundred and thirty one jobs are under threat tonight at Dairy Company, First Milk, just outside Wrexham.

The company told staff in Maelor that they plan to close the factory in 2014.

Welsh Secretary David Jones said: "This is a sobering reminder of the challenges the Welsh economy still faces.

"We need to ensure we maintain close relations with businesses on the ground in Wales, focus on retaining and creating jobs, and attracting new business opportunities across the country."

The company has been asked for a statement.

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