Chris Benson one of the lawyers acting for the 170 women who brought the original case against Birmingham City Council say the council told the former employees repeatedly they were "out of time".
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The city’s spike in coronavirus cases has sparked a report that it may be the first UK location to be subjected to a district lockdown.