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I've been doing a bit of research today, nice no work and it's snowing and heating on to the max and a hot choc bliss lol, anyway a couple of sites I found to explore if anyone lives nearby. Was just googling news and found these, might be worth a look if anyone in the area. Cheers. :)

Birmingham Hovis factory possibly closing in April/May

Angelsey Aluminium

Remploy Birmingham

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Thankyou, yep it does sound interesting, link below; more info:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi ... m-21503221

I would of loved to have seen the HP factory in Birmingham after it closed, but it was surrounded with security, sad to see that go the Hp sign was a landmark in birmingham, did get to the old jewellery quarter though before they knocked that lot down, I shall be up near birmingham in late April visiting family so you never know. ;)

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although brum is a needle ridden hell hole in places me and tink wer kept really busy there not so long ago lots to see..the hovis place is still very active but not too long! yip!!

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