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Up to 400 jobs to go as pharmaceutical firm leaves Grimsby

A pharmaceutical firm is quitting Grimsby - with almost 400 job losses.

Novartis which has been on the South Humber bank for nearly 70 years Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Novartis - which has been on on the South Humber bank for nearly 70 years - says the decision is due to a 'global transformation of the company's manufacturing network."

395 employees are affected in Grimsby, with contracting staff potentially swelling that figure to around 500.

The business makes drugs for oncology and a new treatment for heart failure.

  • Haseeb Ahmad UK President Novartis