From a mind-blowing set at our Summertime Ball, to becoming a model for Armani, Cal has DEFINITELY had the best year ever!
Tata Steel Cuts Teesside Jobs
40 jobs could be cut at Tata Steel on Teesside as part of wider cuts at their steel plants around the country.
Up to 500 jobs in total are set to be axed at three steel factories because of weak demand in the construction industry.
Tata Steel said the cuts will affect mainly management and administrative roles at sites in Scunthorpe, Teesside and Workington.
About 340 jobs could be affected in Scunthorpe, 90 in Workington and 40 in Teesside.
Tata said the planned cuts were being made amid a prolonged downturn in demand for some of the key products made by the Scunthorpe-based Long Products business, including the UK market for construction steel, which is about half of 2007 levels.
Karl Koehler, chief executive of Tata Steel's European operations, said:
"European steel demand this year is expected to be only two-thirds of pre-crisis levels after falls in the past two years.
On top of the challenging economic conditions, rules covering energy and the environment in Europe and the UK threaten to impose huge additional costs on the steel industry.
As difficult as the proposed changes are, they are intended to build a stronger future by enabling the Long Products business to compete in even the current challenging economic and regulatory conditions.
We will of course engage fully with employees, trade unions and our political stakeholders during this restructuring process. We will do everything we can to support our employees through this unsettling time.''
The company said it will make every effort to achieve the job losses through voluntary redundancies, adding that a comprehensive range of redundancy packages and outplacement support services will be made available to those who leave.
Michael Leahy, general secretary of the Community union, said:
"We are obviously very concerned to hear this news and are doing all we can to support those affected by the announcement.
We recognise the business has been dealing with a downturn in some of its markets for the past five years. Nevertheless, today's news once again reflects the fragile state of our economy and the lack of any real impetus by government to support our manufacturing base.
Community is seeking an urgent meeting with the company to get their agreement to extending the consultation period to allow for all alternatives to be explored and also to reiterate Community's opposition to any compulsory redundancy.''
These two tracks go together like peaches and cream. Turn those speakers up LOUD!
Collabs, performances and a shiny new judging role under his belt. Find out exactly what made 2014 so special for Pharrell.
They started the year with a #1 album on the US iTunes chart and have finished it off with an amazing Christmas cover... It's safe to say that Little Mix have had an EPIC 2014.
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Can't wait to download the latest new songs from your favourite singers and bands? Find out release dates right now.
More music news
From 'Pray' to their newest single 'These Days' - EVERY hit the fans wanted was in there!
The 'Hideaway' video gets a make-over courtesy of reindeer, happy elves and Father Christmas!
Have Rita and her man Rich ended their relationship to focus on their careers?
Is Rihanna filming a NEW video out in Paris this week? That's what the rumours say...
This year Sam's managed to achieve something NO ONE else has! Read on for more.
When Sam was announced as BRITs Critics' Choice, we KNEW 2014 would be huge for him - and we were totally right!
Ellie Goulding's been a busy bee this year - as well as releasing music and gigs, she has a LOT of celeb pals to keep up with. Check out her year in review…
Nicki Minaj has brought us some of the year’s biggest tunes – ‘Anaconda’ anyone? – but she had some pretty normal jobs before she hit the big time…
The US star opens up about just HOW important Kim Kardashian is to the world!
It's been a BIG year for the Union J boys, as well as performing at two of our Balls, the boys have been up to LOTS more… Here are our highlights of 2014 for Josh, George, JJ and Jaymi.
The Little Mix ladies have released their festive cover – and just listen to those VOICES!
When the songstress visited Capital with Gorgon City, she ends up wowing us all with her vocals on Instaoke.
From a star-studded new album to a headline set at our Summertime Ball, the mega-popular French DJ has had a great year!
One Direction had another BIG year in 2014 - and from landing another TWO BRIT Awards to releasing their fourth album, this is their year in review...
Arguably 2014 has been one of Jessie J's biggest years yet! And here are just a few reasons why...
She is undoubtedly one of the BIGGEST stars of 2014. From a debut No.1 to rocking a pair of cat ears, here is our lowdown on Ariana Grande's year.
She’s definitely one of the world’s most copied women in terms of fashion, and now RiRi has taken up a new role with the sportswear brand.
The 'Shake It Off' star's new hit has been given a new (well, old!) lease of life!
Olly returned with a bang this year, launching a huge new single, another chart-smashing album AND getting involved with charity. Relive Mr. Murs' year in review...
A ten year old boy gives JT a gift on stage, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. We defy you to watch it without getting even a little bit emosh!
This year's X Factor winner enjoys a Twitter exchange with the 'Love Runs Out' band over his song.
She may be busy making bootylicious music videos right now but becoming a wife and mother may not be that far off for Ms Minaj - and she knows what she wants!
It's been one heck of a year since 5 Seconds of Summer EXPLODED into our consciousness - from naked antics to number ones!
From dominating the download charts to selling out huge stadiums, this year has DEFINITELY been one for our favourite ginger ninja to be proud of!
This eight year old boy dancing to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ new song is probably the best thing you’ll see all day.
Justin Bieber’s not short of gorgeous women he’s been romantically linked to, but he and Hailey Baldwin have denied they are an item.